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By B.W. COOK | March 3, 2007
The Toshiba Classic begins Monday at the Newport Beach Country Club. The 13th year of the televised PGA Champions Tour event raises big money for Hoag Hospital as well as other charities. It is also a major community event supporting local businesses and bringing out the crowd for seven days of great golf and plenty of social interaction. Big hitters and corporate sponsors will line the country club fairways with elaborate white hospitality tents, offering friends and associates the best front-row seating for a tournament that will see the return of 2006 champion Brad Bryant defending his title against a field of great competitors, including Hale Irwin, Jay Haas, Peter Jacobsen, Ben Crenshaw, Mark O'Meara and Tom Kite . Also expected to play are Craig Stadler, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Watson, Roger Davis and Mark Johnson, winner of the 2005 Toshiba Classic.
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SPORTS
March 20, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Not everyone who attends a golf tournament knows the rules of golf etiquette. And sometimes, it can have an effect on the players. Such was the case during Sunday's final round of the Toshiba Classic, as Hale Irwin made his run at the title. Irwin, who was five strokes behind going into Sunday's action, had four birdies on the front nine to put himself within two shots of the lead. But he appeared to get a little upset on the 10th hole, when he tried to size up his birdie putt.
SPORTS
By Dave Thorpe | March 13, 2006
Toshiba Classic week begins today and, as usual, it boasts almost all of the tour's best and most popular players, including seven former event winners. All but two of the 78 slots are filled ? the qualifying for the final two spots will take place today at Goose Creek Golf Club in Mira Loma. Locally, the festivities get underway with today's Pro-Am, which begins at 12:15. "We've got a roster of great guys, great personalities and great golfers, including Hall of Famers," Tournament Director Jeff Purser said.
SPORTS
January 25, 2006
Defending champion to return, along with previous winners Hale Irwin and Gary McCord.Tournament officials have announced the first group of early commitments for the 2006 Toshiba Classic. The PGA Champions Tour golf tournament, now in its 12th year, will be held March 13 to 19 at the Newport Beach Country Club. Tickets are now available for the tournament, previously known as the Toshiba Senior Classic. The field is led by defending champion Mark Johnson. A former beer truck driver, Johnson won last year's tourney in style by knocking in a 91-yard approach shot from the rough on the 18th hole.
NEWS
March 18, 2005
Bryce Alderton Even with a persimmon wood circa 1938 Hale Irwin knocked his drive straight down the middle of the par-4 first hole's fairway at Newport Beach Country Club Thursday. The 11th Toshiba Senior Classic kicks off with today's first round, but Irwin, the event's only two-time champion, grabbed onto a little nostalgia with the commemorative shot that coincided with the PGA Tour's Drive to $1 Billion charity campaign. "Am I really going to hit this?"
NEWS
March 11, 2005
INS AND OUTS OF THE TOURNAMENT A parking map, schedule of events and facts and figures of the 11th annual Toshiba Senior Classic, which will be played at Newport Beach Country Club next week, provides everything the golf fan would want heading into the PGA Champions Tour event. Page A3 PURTZER FEATURE Defending Toshiba Senior Classic champion Tom Purtzer has a bad back and issues with the Champions Tour's new no-cart policy, but he's off to a fast start this season.
NEWS
March 11, 2005
WHAT Toshiba Senior Classic WHEN March 14-20, 2005 PLAYERS 78 PGA Champions Tour professionals, led by defending champion Tom Purtzer FORMAT 3 rounds (54 holes), stroke play with no cuts PURSE $1.65 million, up from $1.6 million in 2004. The winner will receive $247,500. SITE Newport Beach Country Club Par 35-36 -- 71; 6,584 yards TICKETS Advance purchase Good-Any-One-Day coupon, $18 Single-day ticket, Monday through Sunday (admission gate prices)
NEWS
March 11, 2005
Bryce Alderton Amid all the talk about his sore back and the Champions Tour's policy of no carts during competitive rounds, Tom Purtzer is actually looking forward to playing Newport Beach Country Club again. It was, of course, the place where the 53-year-old Purtzer claimed his second Champions Tour victory a year ago, beating college buddy Morris Hatalsky by a stroke. Purtzer tied the Champions Tour record in a round and broke the Newport Beach Country Club course record with an 11-under-par 60 in the opening round last year, which included nine birdies and an eagle.
NEWS
March 20, 2004
Bryce Alderton Spectators flocked to Newport Beach Country Club for Friday's first round of the Toshiba Senior Classic, which featured Jack Nicklaus' first tournament appearance. Unofficially, the galleries for the first round doubled from Friday of last year. Exact figures are not tabulated, but a marshal on the third hole estimated that 200-300 people followed the group of Nicklaus, Tom Kite and Doug Tewell. A sizable crowd also followed the group of Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino and Mark McNulty.
NEWS
March 19, 2004
Bryce Alderton The 10th annual Toshiba Senior Classic begins today at Newport Beach Country Club, and, while there is never a secret formula for success, some professionals have offered their thoughts on what it takes to win on the shortest Champions Tour course players will encounter this year. Hale Irwin, the only two-time winner of the event, holds several tournament records, including the lowest round -- a 9-under-par final-round 62 in 1998 for his first title.
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