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.
|Location||Newport Beach, California|
|Course(s)||Newport Beach Country Club|
|Length||6,591 yards (6,027 m)|
|Tour(s)||PGA Tour Champions|
|Format||Stroke play – 54 holes|
|Prize fund||$1.8 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||193 Duffy Waldorf (2015)|
|To par||−20 as above|
The longest sudden-death playoff in the history of the PGA Tour Champions occurred at the 1997 event when Bob Murphy defeated Jay Sigel on the ninth hole. The record was broken the following year at the Royal Caribbean Classic.
|Year||Dates||Champion||Country||Winning score||Margin||Purse ($)|
|2020||Mar 6–8||Ernie Els||South Africa||197 (−16)||2 strokes||1,800,000|
|2019||Mar 8–10||Kirk Triplett||United States||203 (−10)||Playoff||1,800,000|
|2018||Mar 9–11||Vijay Singh||Fiji||202 (−11)||1 stroke||1,800,000|
|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 María 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|
Three players have won this tournament more than once through 2018.
- "Hoag new title sponsor of Newport Beach event". PGA Tour. March 9, 2018.
- Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf Facts. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269.
- "Bob Murphy wins title on ninth playoff hole". McCook Daily Gazette. McCook, Nebraska. Associated Press. March 17, 1997. p. 10. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "Senior Caribbean Classic; Graham Wins Longest Playoff". The New York Times. February 2, 1998. Retrieved March 13, 2013.