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NEWS
February 23, 2004
Bryce Alderton In a tournament noted for boasting one of the strongest fields on the Champions Tour, the 10th annual Toshiba Senior Classic will be void of its top player in 2003. Tom Watson, last year's Player of the Year and leading money winner in his fourth full season on the Champions Tour, will not play in this year's tournament, March 15-21 at Newport Beach Country Club. Watson, winner of 39 PGA Tour tournaments, has a sponsor's obligation and will instead compete in the Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Fla., the same week.
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SPORTS
March 10, 2008
Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer added another victory to his already-long list of professional accomplishments Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club. Langer won the Toshiba Classic after finishing three-under-par through a seven-hole playoff. He tied the 2007 champion, two-time Champions Tour Player of the Year Jay Haas, after sinking a clutch 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th in regulation, and won the tournament on the same hole. Langer, the best golfer to emerge from Germany, took home a $255,000 first-place purse in his second win on the Champions Tour.
NEWS
February 26, 2004
Fuzzy Zoeller, Chi Chi Rodriguez and defending champion Rodger Davis will be the guest speakers for the Toshiba Senior Classic's Breakfast of Champions, scheduled March 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott in Fashion Island. Zoeller, arguably the most entertaining player on the Champions Tour, finished in the top 30 last year after capturing the Senior PGA Championship in his rookie season. Rodriguez, one of the perennial fan favorites, has 22 Champions Tour titles and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.
NEWS
March 11, 2005
Closest to the pin will take on new meaning for four PGA Champions Tour golfers on Tuesday. Gary McCord, John Jacobs, Fuzzy Zoeller and David Feherty will each hit a tee shot from the top of the Newport Beach Marriott -- a height of 162 feet -- to the green of the par-4 second hole, about 115 yards away, at Newport Beach Country Club at 11 a.m. The winning player will earn $2,000, to be donated to the charity ...
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | March 8, 2013
It was the type of a tournament that could change a career, define a player. The 2008 U.S. Open stabilized Tiger Woods as an icon. The Open made Rocco Mediate everyone's favorite underdog. Mediate is well aware the tournament was a unique experience. He went on to write a book about the epic event with John Feinstein, entitled, "Are You Kidding Me?" The appropriate title described the wild tournament and amazing playoff between Tiger and Rocco. Mediate has had plenty of time to think about, "What if," yet instead he just plays on for the next tournament, the next hole.
SPORTS
By JOHN REGER | February 25, 2009
Look at two of the first three winners on the Champions Tour and it is the usual name at the top. Bernhard Langer, who is defending champion of next week’s Toshiba Classic, won the season opening event, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii, defeating Andy Bean by a stroke. It was typical Langer. He trailed Brad Byrant by two strokes with 14 holes to play, but didn’t panic. Instead he calmly made a birdie on the 14th to take the lead and made a couple of key par saves to hold off Bean and Bryant.
NEWS
December 11, 2003
BRYCE ALDERTON Some observers would consider Keith Wyrick's life as glamorous -- traveling to compete in European Tour senior events and vying for a spot on the Champions Tour. And while the thrill of competitive golf gets Wyrick's blood flowing, it can also siphon money out of the wallet. But Wyrick, a starter at Newport Beach Golf Course when he is not competing in tournaments, doesn't want you to feel sorry for him. He admits to living "Walter Mitty's dream," a reference to the fictional novel character who fantasizes about a life much more riveting than the one he lives in. Wyrick, a Huntington Beach resident, husband and father, enters today's second round of the Nevada State Senior Open in Mesquite, Nev., after spending about $6,000 the last five weeks in attempts to earn exempt status on either the Champions Tour or the European Senior Tour.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | March 8, 2013
Loren Roberts went to Newport Beach Country Club on Nov. 5 for a special day in his honor. But he also wanted to make it a meaningful day for a select group at the golf course. Roberts was being inducted into the Toshiba Classic Hall of Fame. He also conducted an exclusive putting clinic for friends and sponsors of the annual tournament. Those people were learning from one of the best with the putter. Roberts, a.k.a. the Boss of the Moss, is known for his expertise and deftness in the short game.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | March 14, 2012
Brad Faxon already has one win on the Champions Tour, but you could say he's still finding his way. Faxon, an eight-time PGA Tour winner who turned 50 seven months ago, had a troublesome start to his Toshiba Classic debut Wednesday. He showed up to Newport Beach Golf Course to play in the pro-am. One problem, the Toshiba is at Newport Beach Country Club. Not a big deal. He made it to NBCC for an interview with media and then out for his afternoon of pro-am. No harm. It goes in sync to how Faxon feels on the Champions Tour.
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