Kanada, Molina, Stankowski and Price Round Out 2022 Chubb Classic Field via Today's Monday Qualifier
80-Player Field to Include Eight Hall-of-Famers, 18 Major Champions and Six Former World No 1 Players
Brian Gay, Rob Labritz and Y.E. Yang to Make PGA TOUR Champions Debuts
Tickets On-Sale at www.ChubbClassic.com
NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 14, 2022 – The tournament field for the 2022 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO was finalized today following an 18-hole Monday Qualifier at The Forest Country Club in Ft Myers. Phillip Price (4-under 68); Paul Stankowski (1-under 71); Mauricio Molina (even par 72); and Craig Kanada (even par 72) captured the top-four spots to gain entry in to the first full-field event of the 2022 PGA TOUR Champions season, taking place Friday-Sunday, Feb. 18-20 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
Molina and Kanada captured the final two spots via a seven-person playoff.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in Naples and one of the longest-running regular season events on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule, the Chubb Classic will feature an 80-player field competing for a share of a $1.6 million purse.
The field features eight World Golf Hall-of-Fame members, including Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie, José María Olazábal and Ian Woosnam. Davis Love III, an early commitment to the Chubb Classic, withdrew from the field and is being replaced by first alternate Stephen Leaney.
Five players will be making their PGA TOUR Champions debuts, including five-time PGA TOUR winner Brian Gay; PGA of America professional and Final Stage medalist Rob Labritz; 2009 PGA Champion Y.E. Yang; PGA of America Professional and Calusa Pines Golf Club Director of Golf Michael Balliet (sponsor exemption); and four-time Crump Cup champion and former amateur standout Michael Muehr (sponsor exemption).
Also in the field includes former World No. 1 David Duval, 17-time PGA TOUR winner Jim Furyk, three-time major champion Padraig Harrington, 18-time PGA TOUR Champions winner Jay Haas, and 2019 Chubb Classic champion Miguél Angél Jimenez, who won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in January.
The 2022 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO by the numbers:
· 55 PGA TOUR winners with a combined 301 titles
· 18 major champions on the PGA TOUR
· 20 major winners on PGA TOUR Champions
· 49 PGA TOUR Champions winners with a combined 247 titles
· Six former World No. 1 players
· Seven past Chubb Classic winners
· Five winners of the season-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup
· Nine players who have been on winning teams at the QBE Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club
· Seven PLAYERS Champions
· 16 countries represented
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.
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 Ground
- $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.