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February 19, 2013
Australian Steve Elkington, a 10-time PGA Tour winner, will be the featured speaker at the annual Toshiba Classic Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on March 12. Elkington, known as "Elk," spent 50 weeks on the Official World Golf Rankings top 10 between 1995 and 1998. One of his 10 PGA Tour wins came at the 1995 PGA Championship, when he won in a playoff over Colin Montgomerie at Riviera Country Club in L.A. He finished in a tie for second at the 2005 PGA Championship behind Phil Mickelson at Baltusrol in New Jersey.
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By Steve Virgen | March 17, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - David Frost won the 19th Toshiba Classic, holding off Fred Couples Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club. Frost shots scores of 63-66-65 to finish at 19 - under-par 194, which tied the tournament record, and won the $262,500 winner's check. Frost, a 10-time PGA Tour winner, claimed his fourth victory on the Champions Tour, his second in his last six starts. He is the second wire-to-wire winner in tournament history, joining Nick Price (2011). It's Frost's first Tour win in California.
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February 24, 2009
Isao Aoki  Best Toshiba finish: T-3rd, 1997  Winner of nine Champions Tour titles and one PGA Tour title. Andy Bean  Best Toshiba finish: T-23rd, 2004  Winner of three Champions Tour events and 11 PGA Tour events. Brad Bryant  Best Toshiba finish: 1st, 2006  Winner of one PGA Tour title and four Champions Tour titles. Jim Colbert  Best Toshiba finish: 1st, 1996  Winner of 20 Champions Tour and eight PGA Tour wins.
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February 21, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Joining an already strong field, Raymond Floyd has committed to the Toshiba Senior Classic for the first time in his distinguished golf career. Floyd, who lives in Palm Beach, Fla., has not played in the Senior PGA Tour event at Newport Beach Country Club in the past because of travel reasons, not wanting to leave his home in the winter. Floyd, last year's Senior Tour Comeback Player of the Year, appears to be part of a player-recruitment windfall with the tour's new West Coast swing, which includes three California stops in consecutive weeks, beginning with the Toshiba Classic (March 2-4)
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January 14, 2010
Corey Pavin, the former UCLA star known for his 1995 U.S. Open victory, will be the featured speaker for the annual Toshiba Classic Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation March 2 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Pavin, a 15-time PGA Tour winner, will be making his Champions Tour debut this year, but will also play select events on the PGA Tour this season. The 1982 NCAA Player of the Year earned the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Award (leading money winner)
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By Steve Virgen | March 4, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Corey Pavin, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Tommy Armour III, Fred Funk, Mark O’Meara. These are some of the reasons why many are calling this year’s Toshiba Classic the best in its 16-year-history. If rain doesn’t stop play, this just might be Sweet 16 for the Toshiba Classic, which starts Friday at Newport Beach Country Club. Every year there’s hype about the field in the Classic, but this year there seems to be a special buzz.
NEWS
March 4, 2004
BRYCE ALDERTON In a global society, the Toshiba Senior Classic continues to stretch its tentacles to countries near and far to gather the talent that has come to characterize the most philanthropic stop on the Champions Tour. Thanks to the senior tour's national qualifying tournament (aka Q-school) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last fall, this year's field -- released Monday -- includes former European Ryder Cup captains, an 11-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour and a native from Zimbabwe who won the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am in his Champions Tour debut two weeks ago. Mark McNulty became the 11th player to win his first Champions Tour event when he shot a 13-under-par 200 to defeat Larry Nelson by one stroke in the Outback.
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February 26, 2008
Introduced to golf by his uncle, 1968 Masters Tournament winner Bob Goalby. Won first trophy at National Pee Wee Championship in Orlando at age 7...Brother Jerry is the golf coach at Wake Forest...Brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt played the PGA TOUR and is now a TOUR Rules Official...Son Jay, Jr. played college golf at Augusta State and is a now a professional. Second son, Bill, was an All-American at Wake Forest and was the medalist and a semifinalist at the 2002 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills CC. Bill also won the 2004 Ben Hogan Award as the top collegiate male golfer and is a member of the PGA TOUR.
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By Bryce Alderton | March 5, 2010
The Champions Tour provides an opportunity for golfers to continue their playing careers past what athletes in football or basketball could dream. The tour, for golfers 50 and over, carries with it a collection of golfing greats who possibly have competed on, among others, the PGA, Nationwide, Asian, European and Nationwide tours at a time in their careers. Players today are faced with decisions about which tournaments and tours to play when they map out the upcoming year’s schedule.
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October 28, 1999
The best two words any golf tournament can hear are o7 sold outf7 , especially for a first-time event. With co-chairman Mitch Barker and Kevin Murphy at the controls, the Inaugural Tee Off for Technology Classic has gone from small computer chip to blue-chip stock. The event, hosted by Santa Ana Country Club on Monday, benefits the Newport Harbor High Educational Foundation and raises funds for much-needed technology at the school, long considered a top academic public school.
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By Steve Virgen | March 17, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - David Frost won the 19th Toshiba Classic, holding off Fred Couples Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club. Frost shots scores of 63-66-65 to finish at 19 - under-par 194, which tied the tournament record, and won the $262,500 winner's check. Frost, a 10-time PGA Tour winner, claimed his fourth victory on the Champions Tour, his second in his last six starts. He is the second wire-to-wire winner in tournament history, joining Nick Price (2011). It's Frost's first Tour win in California.
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By Steve Virgen | March 15, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - As if John Cook needed more of an advantage at the Toshiba Classic this week. The 11-time PGA Tour winner, who grabbed his ninth victory on the Champions Tour in January, doesn't totally have an edge on the Newport Beach Country Club golf course. But it's safe to say Cook is in his comfort zone. He owns a home in nearby Corona del Mar and is just "five minutes," away from NBCC. Cook calls it a bonus, as he looks to add to his hot start on the Champions Tour this year.
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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.
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February 19, 2013
Australian Steve Elkington, a 10-time PGA Tour winner, will be the featured speaker at the annual Toshiba Classic Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on March 12. Elkington, known as "Elk," spent 50 weeks on the Official World Golf Rankings top 10 between 1995 and 1998. One of his 10 PGA Tour wins came at the 1995 PGA Championship, when he won in a playoff over Colin Montgomerie at Riviera Country Club in L.A. He finished in a tie for second at the 2005 PGA Championship behind Phil Mickelson at Baltusrol in New Jersey.
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By Steve Virgen | November 5, 2012
Loren Roberts, an eight-time PGA Tour champion and a 13-time Champions Tour winner, was inducted into the Toshiba Classic Hall of Fame at Newport Beach Country Club on Monday. Roberts, who won the 18th annual Toshiba Classic by two strokes, joined the past tournament champions. "It's an honor," Roberts said. "It just great to be among all those great names. " Monday proved to be a busy day for Roberts, who met with the media in the morning. He also posed for photos next to his name on the wall that has the Hall of Fame honorees near the putting green.
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By Steve Virgen | March 12, 2012
When Nick Price won the Toshiba Classic last year there were two firsts he achieved. Now he's looking to accomplish another first at the 18th annual Toshiba Classic. Price will try to be the tournament's first repeat winner when the first of three rounds begin Friday at Newport Beach Country Club, where the pro-am began Monday. Price, who arrives Wednesday, will gladly take the same first-round score he had in 2011. He shot an 11-under-par 60, a Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic and course record.
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February 9, 2012
Hale Irwin is known as the only two-time champion of the Toshiba Classic. During the week of the 18th Toshiba Classic he'll be known as keynote speaker at the annual Breakfast with a Champion, presented by the Allergan Foundation on March 13. The annual event, one of the highlights during the tournament week, begins at 7 a.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Irwin, a World Golf Hall of Famer, is the winningest player on the Champions...
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By Bryce Alderton | March 8, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Ronnie Black said to have a shot to win the 16th Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club Sunday he would have to shoot a 63 and Fred Couples not show up with his putter. Well, Black arrived with his putter and he maneuvered the poa annua greens with near precision en route to a six-under-par 65 and a solo second-place finish (14-under; 67-67-65 – 199) in his second Toshiba Classic. Black finished four shots behind Couples, who claimed his second straight Champions Tour title in three starts (18-under; 66-64-65 – 195)
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By Steve Virgen | March 5, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — On the PGA Tour, those with ties to Oklahoma State have become well-known with Hunter Mahan and Rickie Fowler making so much noise. On the Champions Tour, for golfers 50 and older, Bob Tway is trying to be heard from too. The 50-year-old, who won eight times on the PGA Tour, shot a six-under-par 65 to share the first-round lead with Mark Wiebe and Chien Soon Lu in the 16th annual Toshiba Classic Friday. Tway, who is seeking his first win on the Champions Tour, shot his best round on the Champions Tour in 12 career starts.
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By Bryce Alderton | March 5, 2010
The Champions Tour provides an opportunity for golfers to continue their playing careers past what athletes in football or basketball could dream. The tour, for golfers 50 and over, carries with it a collection of golfing greats who possibly have competed on, among others, the PGA, Nationwide, Asian, European and Nationwide tours at a time in their careers. Players today are faced with decisions about which tournaments and tours to play when they map out the upcoming year’s schedule.
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