Hall-of-Famers Couples, Love, Lyle, OlazÃ¡bal & Woosnam Headline Latest Commitments to Chubb Classic
Nine Hall-of-Famers in Total Entered in the Field, Including Previously Announced Commitments of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie
All Service Personnel – Military, Fire, Police, EMS and Front-Line Healthcare Workers – to Receive Complimentary Admission Courtesy of SERVPRO
Tickets On-Sale Now at www.ChubbClassic.com
NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 7, 2022 – World Golf Hall-of-Fame members Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Sandy Lyle, José Mariá Olazábal and Ian Woosnam headline the latest commitments for the 2022 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, where legends of the game will come together to celebrate the tournament’s 35th anniversary as Naples’ flagship PGA TOUR Champions event, Feb. 14-20 at Tiburón Golf Club’s Black Course.
Joining them are previously announced early commitments Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie, bringing the total to nine Hall-of-Famers currently entered into the Chubb Classic field.
They will join a 78-player field competing in the first full-field event of the 2022 PGA TOUR Champions season, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 18-20, for a share of a $1.6 million purse. Players have until 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 11 to commit to the Chubb Classic. GOLF Channel will televise all three rounds of play.
“We are excited about the strong field of World Golf Hall-of-Fame members and major champions who will be joining us to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO,” said Sandy Diamond, executive director of the Chubb Classic. “This world-class field will give our great fans the opportunity to watch up close so many legends of the game competing on one of the best destination golf courses in the country in Tiburón Golf Club.”
Couples, a former World No. 1 who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2013, is a two-time Chubb Classic champion (2010 and 2017). He has amassed 13 PGA TOUR Champions victories, including two major championships. He is a three-time winning captain for U.S. Presidents Cup teams and a two-time U.S. Ryder Cup team vice-captain. He accumulated 15 PGA TOUR victories during his illustrious career, including the 1992 Masters and two PLAYERS Championship titles.
Love, a 21-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including the 1997 PGA Championship and 1992 and 2003 PLAYERS Championships, will be making his 2022 PGA TOUR Champions season debut. While competing on the PGA TOUR, he was in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for over 450 weeks, reaching a high ranking of second. A two-time U.S Ryder Cup Captain, Love was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.
Lyle, a 2012 Hall-of-Fame inductee, is a two-time major champion – 1985 Open and 1998 Masters – as well as the 1987 PLAYERS Champion. He has 30 professional wins worldwide and topped the European Tour’s Order of Merit in 1979, 1980 and 1985.
Olazábal, a two-time Masters champion (1994 and 1999) has recorded 30 professional wins worldwide and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. A seven-time European Ryder Cup team member, Olazábal captained the European Ryder Cup team’s remarkable comeback in 2012, eventually defeating the U.S. 14½ to 13½.
Woosnam, a former World No. 1, has accumulated over 50 worldwide victories during his Hall-of-Fame career, including 29 on the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) and the 1991 Masters. Woosnam has amassed five wins on the European Senior Tour and one victory on PGA TOUR Champions, the 2015 Insperity Invitational. He joined Love III as a 2017 Hall-of-Fame inductee.
To celebrate the tournament’s 35th anniversary as the longest-standing PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested in the same metropolitan area, tournament organizers will welcome back fans to the 2022 Chubb Classic with a variety of ticket options that are now available and can be purchased exclusively at www.ChubbClassic.com.
In addition, all service personnel, including military (active, retired, reserve and veteran), fire, police, EMS and front-line healthcare workers (doctors and nurses) and their immediate family (up to four tickets) will receive complimentary admission to the 2022 Chubb Classic and to the Hero Outpost on the 17th green, compliments of SERVPRO. The complimentary SERVPRO Hero Outpost tickets must be downloaded in advance from www.ChubbClassic.com and proper ID is required at the main entrance. Children under 18 also will be admitted free into the tournament with a paid adult.
There are four ticket options for fans interested in attending the 2022 Chubb Classic:
- Good-Any-One Day Grounds
- $25. General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday, Feb. 17 (Pro-Am), and Friday-Sunday, Feb. 18-20 (tournament rounds).
- Weekly Grounds
- $40. General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 17-20.
- Legends Lounge 17th Green Suite
- $125 per day. Private luxury suite offering exclusive views of the 17th green. Includes hot appetizers, afternoon snacks, soft drinks and cash bar.
- ULTRA Club 18th Green Suite
- $400 per day. Private luxury suite overlooking the 18th green. Includes premium full lunch buffet, open bar and valet parking.
Tiburón Golf Club, the only facility to host a PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and LPGA Tour event in the same calendar year, features two 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf courses, The Gold and The Black. The Black Course, which opened in 2001, has a very distinctive look with its pine straw-lined fairways, crushed coquina waste areas and undulating greens nestled amidst acres of pine trees and native Florida foliage. The Black Course is designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International to protect and enhance its natural surroundings.
The 2021 Chubb Classic was contested in April at The Black Course at Tiburón Golf Club, where Steve Stricker captured his sixth PGA TOUR Champions victory by one stroke over Robert Karlsson and Alex Cejka.