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By JOHN REGER | September 17, 2008
Even though the world’s No. 1 golfer won’t be at the Ryder Cup, he certainly plans on watching it. The event, which is held every two years between an American team of 12 golfers and a European team of 12 golfers, is one of golf’s biggest competitions. Tiger Woods, who has a home in Corona del Mar, won’t be going to the competition between the United States and Europe at Valhalla near Louisville, Ky., but he will be like any other golf fan, glued to the television set. “I plan to watch the Ryder Cup this week, but I will not attend,” Woods said in his monthly newsletter.
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By Bryce Alderton | September 11, 2010
With the Ryder Cup less than a month away, I wondered whether any of Newport-Mesa's four private country clubs conduct a United States vs. European-style tournament. Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa will commemorate the final day of the Ryder Cup (Oct. 3) with a 108-golfer, stroke-play tournament. Each foursome (representing the U.S. or Europe) will tally the two best balls for gross and net. The idea for the inaugural tournament came from Gary and Gina Beale, Mesa Verde head golf professional Tom Sargent said.
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April 6, 2005
Name: Denny Fenton Club affiliation: Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club Residence: Fountain Valley Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas Age: 74 Golf handicap: 21 Favorite golf moment: Beating the English team at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club Country Club in 2004 during the club's tournament simulating the Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup is a professional match play event that pits the United States against the Europeans...
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By: | September 12, 2005
The Big Four major tournaments in golf -- the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship -- are over for the year. But the golf world is still abuzz with talk about the other big ones -- the President's Cup and the Ryder Cup. The first occurs in late September, and the latter will not be played until 2006 (the Ryder Cup takes place in even years and the President's Cup in odd years). Notably, the matches are played not for the purse but for national honor.
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By Steve Virgen | March 6, 2008
World Hall of Fame Golfer Hale Irwin withdrew from the Toshiba Classic Thursday morning because his mother died. Bruce Vaughan will replace Irwin, the Toshiba tournament’s only two-time winner. With 45 titles, Irwin is the most successful player in Champions Tour history. He won his first Toshiba Classic title in 1998, using a final round nine-under-par 62 to vault 11 players and claim a one-shot victory. In 2002, he set a then-tournament record 196 and his five-shot victory was larger than the past six winners combined.
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February 22, 2010
Lee Trevino, a World Golf Hall of Famer and one of the most revered personalities in the game, has committed to play in his third consecutive Toshiba Classic, March 1-7 at Newport Beach Country Club. At age 70, Trevino is the oldest player in the Toshiba Classic field. Trevino has won 29 times on the PGA and Champions Tours. He owns six PGA Tour majors with the 1968 and 1971 U.S. Opens, 1971 and 1972 British Opens and 1974 and 1984 PGA Tour Championships. He holds four Champions Tour majors: the 1990 U.S. Senior Open, 1992 and 1994 PGA Seniors’ Championships and the 1992 Tradition.
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By Steve Virgen | March 11, 2014
It's easy for Colin Montgomerie to remember his first event on the PGA European Tour - and not because of some fabulous highlight. His mind actually goes to a rare embarrassing moment. His golf clubs went missing. They were shipped elsewhere after his flight to Switzerland for the Swiss Open. The World Golf Hall of Fame member also made the rookie mistake of packing his golf shoes with his clubs. "Switzerland is not really a golfer place," Montgomerie said during the Toshiba Classic's annual Breakfast With a Champion on Tuesday morning at the Balboa Bay Resort.
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By Steve Virgen | March 12, 2007
The moment came Sunday when a champion was crowned at the Newport Beach Country Club. Finally, there amid the hoopla and celebration, finally, Perry Dickey could exhale. The week was over, the NBCC general manager's first with the Toshiba Classic. He's worked big events before, the Ryder Cup and PGA Championships, but with the unique community feel at the Toshiba Classic, Dickey wanted to make sure to maintain the atmosphere and make it memorable for everyone. He spent the greater part of 2007 planning for the event, studying what was in the past and remembering what he was told from his good friend, Jerry Anderson, the former general manger.
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By JAMES LEE | March 19, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? When the final round tees off at the Toshiba Classic, Bruce Lietzke will be among the many players in contention for the championship. And if one watches him play for a few holes, the thought may come to mind, "Why haven't I heard his name more?" It's not a question of talent ? not when Lietzke's had 13 wins on the PGA Tour and seven on the Champions Tour. What it is, is a matter of priorities and the Texan ? who goes into today's third round tied for 12th at four-under-par 138 ?
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By Steve Virgen | March 11, 2014
It's easy for Colin Montgomerie to remember his first event on the PGA European Tour - and not because of some fabulous highlight. His mind actually goes to a rare embarrassing moment. His golf clubs went missing. They were shipped elsewhere after his flight to Switzerland for the Swiss Open. The World Golf Hall of Fame member also made the rookie mistake of packing his golf shoes with his clubs. "Switzerland is not really a golfer place," Montgomerie said during the Toshiba Classic's annual Breakfast With a Champion on Tuesday morning at the Balboa Bay Resort.
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By Bryce Alderton | September 11, 2010
With the Ryder Cup less than a month away, I wondered whether any of Newport-Mesa's four private country clubs conduct a United States vs. European-style tournament. Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa will commemorate the final day of the Ryder Cup (Oct. 3) with a 108-golfer, stroke-play tournament. Each foursome (representing the U.S. or Europe) will tally the two best balls for gross and net. The idea for the inaugural tournament came from Gary and Gina Beale, Mesa Verde head golf professional Tom Sargent said.
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By Steve Virgen | March 3, 2010
Toshiba Classic Notebook NEWPORT BEACH — Paul Azinger has a great deal of duties occupying his mind this week at the 16th annual Toshiba Classic. The 50-year-old, who captained the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team to an epic triumph, is under pressure to win in his second start on the Champions Tour (golfers 50 and over). He admitted to being a bit star-struck by the big names on the tour and here. Yet, overall, there was something more pressing on his mind Wednesday. It was the day his new book went to print.
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By Steve Virgen | March 3, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Corey Pavin was 35 when he won the U.S. Open in 1995. Up until that time he was like the Dan Marino of golf, the best to have never won a major championship. Pavin, 50, smiled when he talked about the victory during, “Breakfast with a Champion,” an annual event part of the Toshiba Classic Tuesday morning. “To get the media off my back was great,” Pavin told the sellout crowd of 500. “They can be tough.” Pavin didn’t mind the media attention at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. He welcomed questions from the guests and provided humor, as well as insight to the Ryder Cup in his interview with Hank Adler, the Toshiba Classic chairman emeritus.
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February 23, 2010
Lee Trevino, a World Golf Hall of Famer and one of the most revered personalities in the game, has committed to play in his third consecutive Toshiba Classic, March 1-7 at Newport Beach Country Club. At age 70, Trevino is the oldest player in the Toshiba Classic field. Trevino has won 29 times on the PGA and Champions Tours. He owns six PGA Tour majors with the 1968 and 1971 U.S. Opens, 1971 and 1972 British Opens and 1974 and 1984 PGA Tour Championships. He holds four Champions Tour majors: the 1990 U.S. Senior Open, 1992 and 1994 PGA Seniors’ Championships and the 1992 Tradition.
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By JOHN REGER | September 17, 2008
Even though the world’s No. 1 golfer won’t be at the Ryder Cup, he certainly plans on watching it. The event, which is held every two years between an American team of 12 golfers and a European team of 12 golfers, is one of golf’s biggest competitions. Tiger Woods, who has a home in Corona del Mar, won’t be going to the competition between the United States and Europe at Valhalla near Louisville, Ky., but he will be like any other golf fan, glued to the television set. “I plan to watch the Ryder Cup this week, but I will not attend,” Woods said in his monthly newsletter.
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By Steve Virgen | March 6, 2008
World Hall of Fame Golfer Hale Irwin withdrew from the Toshiba Classic Thursday morning because his mother died. Bruce Vaughan will replace Irwin, the Toshiba tournament’s only two-time winner. With 45 titles, Irwin is the most successful player in Champions Tour history. He won his first Toshiba Classic title in 1998, using a final round nine-under-par 62 to vault 11 players and claim a one-shot victory. In 2002, he set a then-tournament record 196 and his five-shot victory was larger than the past six winners combined.
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By Steve Virgen | March 12, 2007
The moment came Sunday when a champion was crowned at the Newport Beach Country Club. Finally, there amid the hoopla and celebration, finally, Perry Dickey could exhale. The week was over, the NBCC general manager's first with the Toshiba Classic. He's worked big events before, the Ryder Cup and PGA Championships, but with the unique community feel at the Toshiba Classic, Dickey wanted to make sure to maintain the atmosphere and make it memorable for everyone. He spent the greater part of 2007 planning for the event, studying what was in the past and remembering what he was told from his good friend, Jerry Anderson, the former general manger.
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