course-record 62 in the final round to pass 11 players and overcome a
five-stroke deficit. He is also a two-time Senior Tour Player of the Year
(1997-1998) and the leading career money winner on the Senior Tour and at
the Toshiba Senior Classic.
Trevino, who also had 29 career titles, will be making his seventh
straight appearance at Newport Beach CC. His PGA Tour career was
highlighted by 27 victories, including two titles at each of three major
championships: The U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championships.
Last year at the Toshiba Senior Classic he was second in the Super
Seniors' two-day "tournament within the tournament" for the over-60 set,
after losing in a two-hole playoff to George Archer.
Additional player commitments for the 2001 Toshiba Senior Classic
include defending champion Allen Doyle, 2000 Player of the Year Larry
Nelson, 1999 champion Gary McCord, Tom Watson, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Bruce
Fleisher, Tom Kite, Dave Stockton and Lanny Wadkins.
"We've assembled what we believe is the best field in our tournament's
history," said Tournament Director Jeff Purser, who noted that the six
champions in Toshiba Senior Classic history have won by a cumulative
total of seven strokes.
"We've always been fortunate to have highly competitive finishes, and
we hope to see more of the same this year," said Purser.