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February 28, 2009
It’s that time of year again. The Toshiba Classic is coming to town. And that means excitement at Newport Beach Country Club and on the streets of Newport Beach. Seventy-nine PGA Champions Tour professionals, including defending champ Bernhard Langer, will compete for the title from Friday through Sunday. The purse: $1.7 million, with $255,500 going to the winner and a good chunk going to charity. Some of the big names who will be trying to dethrone Langer: Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwine, Tom Kite, Gary Player, Craig Stadler, Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson and Fuzzy Zoeller.
SPORTS
March 14, 2012
18 th annual Toshiba Classic Friday Newport Beach Country Club First round groupings & starting times Tee No. 1 10:30 a.m. - Jim Thorpe, Don Pooley, Sandy Lyle 10:39 - Fuzzy Zoeller, Dave Stockton, J.L. Lewis 10:48 - Jim Colbert, Gary McCord, Bobby Clampett 10:57 - Doug Tewell, Chip Beck, Tom Byrum 11:06 - John Jacobs, Joey Sindelar, Stan Utley 11:15 - Bruce Lietzke, Chien...
SPORTS
January 27, 2014
The Toshiba Classic, part of the Champions Tour, is accepting applications for volunteers for its 20th anniversary tournament at Newport Beach Country Club March 10 through 16. Last year, up to 800 volunteers participated on one of 30 different committees, which included marshals, admissions and will call, walking scorers, and standard bearers. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and there is a two-day minimum commitment. Most volunteer opportunities are for tournament play days on March 14-16.
SPORTS
March 8, 2013
MONDAY 8 a.m. – Gates Open 11 a.m. – Monday Pro-Am Shotgun Start TUESDAY 7 a.m. – Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation (at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa). The special guest will be Steve Elkington. 6:30 p.m. – Classic Pro-Am Pairings Party (by invitation only) (at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa) WEDNESDAY 6 a.m. – Gates Open 7:30 a.m. – Morning Shotgun for Classic Pro-Am 1 p.m. – Afternoon Shotgun for Classic Pro-Am THURSDAY 6 a.m. – Gates Open 7:30 a.m. –Morning Shotgun for Classic Pro-Am 1 p.m. – Afternoon Shotgun for Classic Pro-Am 6:30 p.m. – Classic Pro-Am Awards Party (by invitation only)
SPORTS
By Bryce Alderton | February 21, 2012
It's that time again. The Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club March 16 through 18 marks the next Champions Tour event. Three different players have posted victories in as many events in 2012. (Dan Forsman at the Mitsubishi Electric in Hawaii; Corey Pavin at the Allianz Championship and Kenny Perry at last weekend's ACE Group Classic. Both Pavin and Perry's victories came in Florida. Pavin will be vying for his first victory at NBCC. As of Tuesday, Perry had not committed.
FEATURES
March 1, 2010
Haas, Hoch withdraw Jay Haas, the 2007 Toshiba Classic champion, will miss the Toshiba Classic for the second straight year and for the same reason. Scott Hoch, an 11-time PGA Tour winner, also withdrew from the tournament, which starts Friday at Newport Beach County Club. Haas’ daughter is competing for a state title in basketball in South Carolina. That’s why he missed last year. He has had success at the Toshiba Classic. He won it in 2007 when he broke Hale Irwin’s five-year tournament record, finishing 19-under-par 194 (65-64-65)
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By Steve Virgen | March 16, 2014
Going into the final round of the 20th Toshiba Classic, Fred Couples didn't think he could win the tournament because Bernhard Langer had been so hot. But on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club, Couples grabbed momentum on his back nine to give himself an opportunity. Still a victory wasn't close to being secured because at one point nine golfers had held or shared the lead. Six were tied for the lead with three holes remaining. But Couples shot a five-under-par 66 in his final round and finished at 15-under 198 to become the second player in Toshiba Classic history to win the event twice, as he won it in 2010.
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By Steve Virgen | March 18, 2014
The 20th Toshiba Classic will be mostly remembered for Fred Couples' second time winning the event, as he surprised many with his victory by one stroke. But the Toshiba Classic will be a great memory for much different reasons for Thomas Terry, a Newport Harbor High senior. The 17-year-old, who plays on the Sailors boys' golf team, worked as the caddy for P.H. Horgan III, who qualified for the tournament March 10. Horgan tied for third at the qualifier after he shot four-under-par 67 at Goose Creek Golf Course in Mira Loma.
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SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | March 16, 2014
Going into the final round of the 20th Toshiba Classic, Fred Couples didn't think he could win the tournament because Bernhard Langer had been so hot. But on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club, Couples grabbed momentum on his back nine to give himself an opportunity. Still a victory wasn't close to being secured because at one point nine golfers had held or shared the lead. Six were tied for the lead with three holes remaining. But Couples shot a five-under-par 66 in his final round and finished at 15-under 198 to become the second player in Toshiba Classic history to win the event twice, as he won it in 2010.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | March 15, 2014
Kenny Perry described Bernhard Langer as the type of golfer who gets under his skin because the 56-year-old German works so hard. Langer is the type who pushes others to be great, Perry said. Langer would rather just continue to push his way past the field at the 20th Toshiba Classic. He maintained his two-shot lead Saturday at Newport Beach Country Club, compensating for two bogeys with a stretch of four birdies out of five holes on the back nine to shoot five-under-par 66 in the second round.
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By Steve Virgen | March 13, 2014
When it comes to longest-running title sponsors on the Champions Tour, Toshiba is the leader, and it will continue to be. Toshiba Corporation extended its title sponsorship of the Toshiba Classic through 2017. Atsutoshi Nishida, the company's chairman, made the announcement at the event's annual Breakfast with a Champion Tuesday morning at the Balboa Bay Resort. The Toshiba Classic, in its 20th year, is the most charitable event on the Champions Tour, raising $1 million each year to benefit Hoag Hospital.
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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.
SPORTS
February 11, 2014
The 20th Toshiba Classic won't disappoint when it comes to its annual Breakfast With a Champion, as World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie, a 41-time professional winner who joined the Champions Tour in 2013, will be the keynote speaker on March 11. The event, presented by The Allergan Foundation, begins at 7 a.m. at Balboa Bay Resort. The breakfast also includes awarding two top Orange County students with a $10,000 scholarship from the Toshiba Classic Scholarship Fund.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014
The Toshiba Classic, part of the Champions Tour, is accepting applications for volunteers for its 20th anniversary tournament at Newport Beach Country Club March 10 through 16. Last year, up to 800 volunteers participated on one of 30 different committees, which included marshals, admissions and will call, walking scorers, and standard bearers. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and there is a two-day minimum commitment. Most volunteer opportunities are for tournament play days on March 14-16.
SPORTS
January 8, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for the Toshiba Classic, which turns 20 this year. The 20th Toshiba Classic tees off March 10 through 16 at Newport Beach Country Club. A new 20th Toshiba Classic logo has been unveiled to commemorate 20 years as a leading stop on the Champions Tour and its charitable commitment to the Orange County community. The popular golf tournament has produced several memorable moments. It has also been one of the favorite events on the Champions Tour, as the players and spectators enjoy the area.
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By Steve Virgen | March 17, 2013
The par-three, 185-yard 17th is known as the signature hole at Newport Beach Country Club. It also became David Frost's as he sank a sensational 50-foot putt on his way to victory Sunday. The birdie was the highlight of his wire-to-wire win at the 19th Toshiba Classic. Frost shot a 65 to tie the tournament record at 19-under-par 194 and hold off Fred Couples, who trailed by one shot entering the final round but finished five shots behind. Peter Senior and Jay Haas, who shot 194 in 2007, finished tied for third place, eight shots behind Frost.
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