Chubb Classic Finds Familiar Home in Naples
2019 Event will be held at The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort, home of the 1996 tournament
NAPLES, Fla. – Tournament officials announced today that the Chubb Classic, an official PGA TOUR Champions event, will be held February 11-17, 2019 at The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort. The 2019 Chubb Classic will be the 32nd playing of the event in the Naples community.
“Over the years, the Chubb Classic has become a cannot-miss event for the Southwest Florida community,” said Tournament Director, Kevin Diaz. “We couldn’t be more excited to announce our new home – the players are going to love coming back here to compete in February.”
The Classics course, a par 72, 6,714-yard championship layout, designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member and winner of the inaugural Chubb Classic, Gary Player, showcases the scenic beauty native to Southwest Florida, and serves as the centerpiece of The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort. Six years after the inception of the course, in 1996, The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort hosted the Chubb Classic and was won by the legendary Al “Mr. 59” Geiberger.
“We are very familiar with the event – it has been a huge part of Naples for a very long time,” said Regional Manager David Leverant. “It is a fun and positive event for our community and we are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the Chubb Classic and the PGA TOUR Champions.”
Since its inception in 1988, the Chubb Classic annually attracts a strong field of competitors. World Golf Hall of Famers Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Lanny Wadkins, Lee Trevino and Gary Player have all won the event. Last year, Joe Durant birdied the final two holes and held off Steve Stricker for the title. In addition to the Tournament, the event features several special events throughout the week – the Taste of SW Florida, the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge and Subway® Family Putt for Dough.
For more information about the Chubb Classic, please visit www.ChubbClassic.com or call the Tournament Office at (239) 593-3900.
Kevin Diaz, Tournament Director, Octagon
(904) 556-8649 or Kevin.Diaz@octagon.com
Michele Bates, Marketing & Communications Manager, Octagon
(219) 781-8833 or Michele.Bates@octagon.com