Miguel Ángel Jiménez to Host Chubb Classic Legends Experience

Golf fans now have the opportunity to rub elbows with one of golf’s greatest legends. The Chubb Classic announced that PGA TOUR Champion Miguel Ángel Jiménez will host the tournament’s Legends Experience. This opportunity gives golf fans a wide array of experiences including a private teaching clinic and happy hour hosted by the “World’s Most Interesting Man in Golf,” Miguel Ángel Jiménez on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“The Legends Experience is a really unique way for the community to enjoy the Chubb Classic in a few ways, including a once in a lifetime experience with fan favorite Miguel Ángel Jiménez,” tournament director Matt Hilliker said. “We are thrilled that he is a part of the event week line-up and know it will be a lot of fun.”

Legends Experience

The Legends Experience includes four Invitations to the Happy Hour and Clinic with Miguel Ángel Jiménez, four tickets to the Legends Lounge hospitality (per day, Friday through Sunday), four tickets to Taste of SW Florida at the Chubb Classic and on-site parking (Friday through Sunday).

Happy Hour & Clinic with Miguel Ángel Jiménez

  • A teaching clinic with PGA TOUR Champions professional, Miguel Ángel Jiménez on Thursday of Tournament week, February 15 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Legends Lounge

  • The Legends Lounge hospitality suite overlooks 18 green and is inclusive of lunch, afternoon snacks and a full bar.

Taste of SW Florida Tickets

  • The Chubb Classic’s two-day food festival, Taste of SW Florida gives spectators a chance to enjoy samples prepared by Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar, Oakes Farms, Black Eyed Pig Barbeque, Fire & Rice, AZN Asian Cuizine and many more. Local and national craft beers, wineries and spirits from Tito’s Handmade Vodka will also be available.

To reserve your Legends Experience package, call the tournament office at (239) 593-3900. Legends Experience spots are limited and sold on first-come, first-serve basis.

Jiménez has claimed four career victories on the PGA TOUR Champions and 21 wins on the European Tour. He has represented his home country of Spain 14 times in the World Cup of Golf. He has also qualified for the Ryder Cup’s European Team on four occasions. Last season, Jiménez finished sixth in the Charles Schwab Cup Rank, claiming 10 top ten finishes including a second place finish in the 2017 Chubb Classic.

“The Chubb Classic always ranks high on my list because of the wonderful fans,” Jiménez said. “Being part of the Legends Experience allows me to interact with fans in a new and engaging way. Many know me for my pre-round stretching routines and I plan to bring my moves to Naples.”

For more information about the Legends Experience or the Chubb Classic, visit ChubbClassic.com or call the tournament office at (239) 593-3900.


Matt Hilliker, Director, Octagon

(239) 300-2231 or matt.hilliker@octagon.com


Michele Bates, Marketing & Communications Manager, Octagon

(239) 300-2229 or michele.bates@octagon.com

Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge

The Chubb Classic announced that junior golfers from across the country have been invited to participate in the Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge presented by the Naples, Marco Island, Convention & Visitors Bureau. This three-day competition, Feb. 16 – 18, gives two participants from 12 different First Tee chapters (24 total participants) an opportunity to play some of the best courses in Naples during the Chubb Classic.

“As the Host Charity of the Chubb Classic, we are excited to once again welcome 11 other First Tee chapters from across the United States to participate in the Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge,” said Cindy Darland, Executive Director of The First Tee of Naples/Collier. “Each participant gets the ultimate VIP treatment throughout the week. Some of these experiences include walking inside the ropes with PGA TOUR Champions and playing golf in beautiful Naples.”

During the 2018 event, 24 participants will play a total of nine holes each of the three days of competition with an alternative format each day. On Friday, the teams will play in a scramble, followed by a modified alternate shot on Saturday and closing with a better ball format on Sunday. The following First Tee Chapters have been invited to participate: The First Tee of Naples/Collier (Host Chapter), The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, The First Tee of Baltimore, The First Tee of the Triangle, The First Tee of Chicago, The First Tee of West Michigan, The First Tee of Atlanta, The First Tee of Cleveland, The First Tee of Pittsburgh, The First Tee of Roanoke Valley and The First Tee of the Twin Cities.

“We are thrilled to continue our Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge partnership as it returns to the Chubb Classic,” said Jack Wert, Executive Director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Each of the junior golfers display impressive skill sets and bring a high level of dedication to the competition. We look forward to welcoming new and returning First Tee participants to Naples.”

To purchase tickets or for more information about the Chubb Classic and the Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge, please visit www.ChubbClassic.com or call the Tournament Office at (239) 593-3900.


Matt Hilliker, Director, Octagon

(239) 300-2231 or matt.hilliker@octagon.com

Michele Bates, Marketing & Communications Manager, Octagon

(239) 300-2229 or michele.bates@octagon.com

Chubb Classic Tickets Now Available for Purchase Online

Who: Members of the SW Florida community and supporters of the PGA TOUR Champions and Chubb Classic.

What:  Chubb Classic tickets are now available for purchase online. General Admission Tickets, Taste of SW Florida Tickets and Parking Passes are among those available for purchase.

General Admission Tickets

General Admission Tickets include general grounds access to the Chubb Classic on respective day. Public viewing bleacher seating and various concession areas are located throughout the course for spectators.

  • A Daily Ticket is $15 per ticket and valid any one (1) day, Tuesday through Sunday
  • A Weekly Ticket is $30 per ticket and valid all week, Tuesday through Sunday

Taste of SW Florida

Taste of SW Florida Tickets include upgraded access to a two-day food festival held in conjunction with the Chubb Classic on Friday and Saturday of Event week (February 16 & 17, 2018). Event attendees will be invited to mix, mingle and sample menu items prepared by the best local restaurants from throughout SW Florida. Tastes of over 60 different local and national craft beer, wineries and spirits will be available for guests 21 and over. Ticket includes access to Taste of SW Florida as well as daily grounds access to the Chubb Classic on selected day.

  • A Daily Ticket to Taste of SW Florida is $35 per ticket and valid any one (1) day, Friday or Saturday
  • Tickets are limited and sold on a first come, first serve basis. 

Parking Passes

Parking options are available at the Chubb Classic and includeDaily general parking is $5 in advance and $7 during event week. Weekly general parking is $20 in advance.

Where:  To purchase tickets or for more information for the 2018 Chubb Classic visit; http://chubbclassic.com/tickets/

For additional details on the Chubb Classic, please contact the representative per the information above.

Chubb Classic Announces Final Field List

Includes 10 Hall of Fame members, 8 past champions and 35 / 36 of the Top Players from the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup Standings

Naples, Fla. – The PGA TOUR Champions and Chubb Classic officials announced the final field for the 30th anniversary of the Chubb Classic, taking place February 13 – 19, at The TwinEagles Club.  Eight past champions, 10 Hall of Fame members and 35 of the top 36 players from the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup standings are represented.

“The Naples community has put forth tremendous support of the Chubb Classic for 30 years, and I’m excited to return to TwinEagles to compete in this year’s event,” said Fred Couples.  “Winning my first PGA TOUR Champions title here [Naples PGA TOUR Champions event] in 2010 was a special moment in my career, and I’m hopeful that I can build on that success next week.”

The 2017 Chubb Classic field welcomes new additions to the PGA TOUR Champions and many new faces to Naples such as John Daly, David Toms, Jerry Kelly, Jose Maria Olazabal, Paul Broadhurst and Billy Mayfair.  See below for a complete field list.

Michael Allen $ Fred Funk $ Sandy Lyle * Jeff Sluman $
Stephen Ames Bobby Gage Jeff Maggert $ Jerry Smith $
Billy Andrade $ Doug Garwood $ Billy Mayfair Kevin Sutherland $
Tommy Armour III $ Mike Goodes $ Scott McCarron $ Hal Sutton
Woody Austin $ Paul Goydos $ Rocco Mediate $ Jim Thorpe
Michael Bradley Jay Haas $ Larry Mize Esteban Toledo $
Paul Broadhurst $ Gary Hallberg Colin Montgomerie * $ David Toms
Olin Browne $ Todd Hamilton Gil Morgan < Bob Tway
Bart Bryant $ John Harris Larry Nelson * Scott Verplank
Tom Byrum $ Scott Hoch < Mark O’Meara * Duffy Waldorf $
Mark Calcavecchia Hale Irwin * < Jose Maria Olazabal * Ian Woosnam **
Russ Cochran Lee Janzen < Scott Parel
John Cook Miguel Angel Jimenez $ Jesper Parnevik $ * Hall of Fame Member
Fred Couples * < Brandt Jobe $ Tom Pernice Jr. $ ** To be inducted into Hall of Fame in 2017
John Daly Jerry Kelly Kenny Perry <
Glen Day Skip Kendall Phillip Price < Former Champion
Scott Dunlap $ Tom Kite * Fran Quinn
Joe Durant $ Gary Koch Loren Roberts < $ Top 36 Charles Schwab Cup Standings
Brad Faxon Bernhard Langer * < $ Gene Sauers $
Carlos Franco $ Tom Lehman $ Wes Short, Jr. $
David Frost $ Steve Lowery Joey Sindelar $

Tickets and parking passes are available for purchase online at www.ChubbClassic.com or by calling the tournament office at 239-593-3900.

Kids 17 and younger will receive free admission to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel with valid Military ID.

Participating SUBWAY® restaurants Offer Weekly Ticket Discounts to the 2017 Chubb Classic

All ticket offer purchasers will be entered to win the Ultimate Golf Experience

during Event week.

Naples, Fla. – SUBWAY® restaurants and the Chubb Classic partner to provide discounted ticket offers and upgraded experiences during the 30th anniversary of the PGA TOUR Champions event in Naples.  The Southwest Florida community will have the opportunity to take advantage of a two-for-one weekly ticket promotion, as well as a special sweepstakes for all ticket offer purchasers.  In addition, SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough and the chance to win $50,000 returns to the 2017 event, February 14 – 19 at The TwinEagles Club.

“The continued partnership with SUBWAY® restaurants allows us to thank the SW Florida community for their support through discounted ticket offers and upgraded experiences,” said Matt Hilliker, Tournament Director.  “We’re excited to once again partner with SUBWAY® restaurants to provide enhanced on-site experiences through SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough and the enter to win sweepstakes.”

SUBWAY® restaurants offers include:

Two-for-one Weekly Ticket Promotion – From Tuesday, January 24 to Sunday, February 19, participating SUBWAY® restaurants will offer fans the opportunity to purchase two weekly general admissions tickets for the price of one to the Chubb Classic.  By visiting participating SUBWAY® restaurants, ticket buyers will receive a promotional code valid for a two-for-one weekly grounds ticket, in which can be redeemed online or by calling the Tournament office at (239) 593-3900.  Weekly grounds tickets are valid all week, Tuesday, February 14 through Sunday, February 19.  For a complete list of participating SUBWAY® restaurants, click HERE.

Ultimate Golf Experience at the Chubb Classic – Each fan who redeems the two-for-one weekly ticket offer from participating SUBWAY® restaurants, from January 24 to February 8, will automatically be entered to win the Ultimate Golf Experience.  One lucky winner will receive the opportunity to walk inside the ropes with a Naples Daily News Honorary Observer spot.  Valid for two individuals, the honorary observer spot will provide access to walk alongside the legends of the PGA TOUR during an official championship round (Friday through Sunday).  The winner will also receive two reserved seats within a hospitality suite overlooking the 18th green on Saturday, February 18.

SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough – The SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough will take place during Event week, February 14 – 19 at The TwinEagles Club in Naples.  This challenge is a free, three-hole putting contest that gives spectators a chance to test their skills and compete against their family, friends and fellow fans for an opportunity to win $50,000 and various prizes.  Following the completion of tournament play on Saturday, February 18, daily finalists of the SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough will be given a chance to win $50,000 and free SUBWAY® for one year with a final putting challenge on the 18th green.

Chubb Classic Celebrates 30 Years in SW Florida

Tickets on Sale Now – Chubb Reduces Prices as Thank You to Community

NAPLES, Fla.  – The Chubb Classic, a signature event in SW Florida, will celebrate its 30th year in Naples, February 13-19, 2017 at The TwinEagles Club.  The tournament is the longest standing event in one metropolitan area on the PGA TOUR Champions.  Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Chubb Classic, tournament officials announce today.  To recognize the support of fans and the SW Florida community, Chubb and the tournament are reducing general admission ticket prices by up to 40% for the 2017 event.

“The fact that this event has been in one place for 30 years and counting speaks volumes about the community we live in,” said Jack Wert, Executive Director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “SW Florida has really embraced this event since day one and because of that, we continue to have the honor to host the legends of the game right here in our back-yard.”

Daily admission tickets for the 2017 tournament cost $15 per ticket and weekly general admission tickets cost $30 per ticket.  Kids, 17 and under, will receive free admission with a ticketed adult.

A limited number of upgraded tickets are available in the Talon Club for $125 per day.  The upgraded ticket provides admission to a premium viewing deck overlooking the 18th green and includes food and beverage, as well as an on-site parking pass.

“I’ve worked in several markets through my career in the golf industry and this community truly is special,” said Matt Hilliker, Tournament Director.  “The support this event has received throughout its 30 year history is remarkable.  Reducing ticket prices is our way of saying thank you to our fans for their continued support of the Chubb Classic.”

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or call the Tournament Office at (239) 593-3900.

Bernhard Langer Crowned 2016 Chubb Classic Champion

Final-Round Notes – Saturday, February 14, 2016

Weather: Mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the low-70s. Winds from the NW at 8-15 mph.

Final Leaderboard

Position Name Score
1 Bernhard Langer 62-66-73-201/-15
2 Fred Couples 68-70-66-204/-12
T3 Scott Dunlap 69-66-70-205/-11
Kenny Perry 68-67-70-205/-11
Jesper Parnevik 69-69-67-205/-11
T6 Scott Hoch 68-72-66-206/-10
Brandt Jobe 70-69-67-206/-10
Todd Hamilton 70-68-68-206/-10

Despite posting a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, Bernhard Langer still managed to prevail by three strokes over Fred Couples and claim the inaugural Chubb Classic at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, the 26th victory in his PGA TOUR Champions career. Langer had started the day with a seven-stroke advantage, but did not make his first birdie until No. 11 as others began to close the gap, including Couples. During a seven-hole stretch, Couples ran off four birdies and an eagle to get within two strokes with a birdie at No. 17 and a Langer bogey at No. 15. However, Couples saw his chances derailed when he made a bogey at No. 18 which increased Langer’s lead to three strokes. Despite a third bogey at No. 18, Langer held on to claim his third Chubb Classic crown.

With His Victory…..

  • Wins his 26th victory on the PGA TOUR Champions and moves into third place on

the all-time victory list behind Hale Irwin (45 wins) and Lee Trevino (29).

  • Goes wire-to-wire for the sixth time in his career as well as the fourth year in succession with a wire-to-wire victory
  • Wins this event for the third time (2011, 2013, 2016)
  • Wins at least one event for the 10th consecutive year, one shy of Hale Irwin’s record.
  • Wins his sixth PGA TOUR Champions event in Florida
  • Moves to the top of the 2016 money list as well as the Charles Schwab Cup race.

Bernhard Langer wins a second event on the PGA TOUR Champions for the third time. Langer also won the 2007 Administaff Small Business Classic, 2008 Administaff Small Business Classic, and 2014 Insperity Invitational.

With the win, Bernhard Langer became the 16th consecutive winner to come out of the final

grouping at this tournament. The last time it didn’t happen was in 2000 when Lanny Wadkins needed a final-round 64 to rally from three strokes back and eventually triumphed in a playoff.

In seven appearances in this tournament, Langer owns three wins, a pair of second-place finishes, a T3 and a T4. He has amassed $1,152,267, an average of $164,610 per start.

By going wire-to-wire Bernhard Langer became just the fourth winner in the 29-year history of the tournament to earn that distinction. Langer also went wire-to-wire in 2013. The other two winners were Lee Trevino (1990) and Allen Doyle (1999).

After an absence of six years, Fred Couples enjoyed another successful tournament in Naples. A winner in 2010, Couples made a late run at Bernhard Langer, finishing three strokes back and in sole possession of second place.

Bernhard Langer’s 1-over-par 73 ended a streak of 19 consecutive sub-par rounds dating back to last year.

Jesper Parnevik had his best finish on the PGA TOUR Champions with his T3 finish. It included a 5-under-par 67 in the final round.

Brandt Jobe, the medalist at last fall’s National Qualifying Tournament in Scottsdale, finished T6 in just his third start on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Defending champion Lee Janzen finished T17.