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The Hoag Classic (formerly Toshiba Classic) is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour Champions. The Hoag Classic is played annually in March in Newport Beach, California at the Newport Beach Country Club. The tournament was founded in 1995 as the Toshiba Senior Classic. Hoag became the title sponsor of the tournament starting in 2019.[1]

Hoag Classic
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LocationNewport Beach, California
Established1995
Course(s)Newport Beach Country Club
Par71
Length6,591 yards (6,027 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
FormatStroke play – 54 holes
(no cut)
Prize fund$1.8 million
Month playedMarch
Aggregate193 Duffy Waldorf (2015)
To par−20 as above
United States Kirk Triplett
Newport Beach is located in the United States
Newport Beach
Newport Beach
Location in the United States

The longest sudden-death playoff in the history of the PGA Tour Champions occurred at the 1997 event when Bob Murphy defeated Jay Sigel on the ninth hole.[2][3] The record was broken the following year at the Royal Caribbean Classic.[4]

Contents

WinnersEdit

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score Margin Purse ($)
Hoag Classic
2019 Mar 8–10 Kirk Triplett   United States 203 (−10) Playoff 1,800,000
Toshiba Classic
2018 Mar 9–11 Vijay Singh   Fiji 202 (−11) 1 stroke 1,800,000
2017 No tournament
2016 Oct 7–9 Jay Haas (2)   United States 197 (−16) Playoff 1,800,000
2015 Oct 30 – Nov 1 Duffy Waldorf   United States 193 (−20) 2 strokes 1,800,000
2014 Mar 14–16 Fred Couples (2)   United States 198 (−15) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2013 Mar 15–17 David Frost   South Africa 194 (−19) 5 strokes 1,750,000
2012 Mar 16–18 Loren Roberts   United States 205 (−8) 2 strokes 1,750,000
2011 Mar 11–13 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 196 (−17) 1 stroke 1,700,000
2010 Mar 5–7 Fred Couples   United States 195 (−18) 4 strokes 1,700,000
2009 Mar 6–8 Eduardo Romero   Argentina 202 (−11) 1 stroke 1,700,000
2008 Mar 7–9 Bernhard Langer   Germany 199 (−14) Playoff 1,700,000
2007 Mar 9–11 Jay Haas   United States 194 (−19) 2 strokes 1,650,000
2006 Mar 18–20 Brad Bryant   United States 204 (−9) 1 stroke 1,650,000
Toshiba Senior Classic
2005 Mar 18–20 Mark Johnson   United States 200 (−13) 4 strokes 1,650,000
2004 Mar 19–21 Tom Purtzer   United States 198 (−15) 1 stroke 1,600,000
2003 Mar 21–23 Rodger Davis   Australia 197 (−16) 4 strokes 1,550,000
2002 Mar 9–10 Hale Irwin (2)   United States 197 (−16) 5 strokes 1,500,000
2001 Mar 2–4 José Maria Cañizares   Spain 202 (−11) Playoff 1,400,000
2000 Mar 3–4 Allen Doyle   United States 136 (−6) 1 stroke 1,300,000
1999 Mar 12–14 Gary McCord   United States 204 (−9) Playoff 1,200,000
1998 Feb 14–16 Hale Irwin   United States 200 (−13) 1 stroke 1,100,000
1997 Mar 14–16 Bob Murphy   United States 207 (−6) Playoff 1,000,000
1996 Mar 15–17 Jim Colbert   United States 201 (−12) 2 strokes 1,000,000
1995 Mar 17–19 George Archer   United States 199 (−11) 1 stroke 800,000

Multiple winnersEdit

Three players have won this tournament more than once through 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hoag new title sponsor of Newport Beach event". PGA Tour. March 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf Facts. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269.
  3. ^ "Bob Murphy wins title on ninth playoff hole". McCook Daily Gazette. McCook, Nebraska. Associated Press. March 17, 1997. p. 10. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Senior Caribbean Classic; Graham Wins Longest Playoff". The New York Times. February 2, 1998. Retrieved March 13, 2013.

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