With over 160 prestigious private and public golf courses paired with its year-round tropical climate, Palm Beach County is acclaimed as Florida’s Golf Capital®. This month will attest to that with the return of the PGA Champions TOUR.
The Allianz Championship, the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season, will tee-off with a celebrated roster of golf legends at the Old Course at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton for the eighth consecutive year from now through February 9, 2014.
Tournament week is jam-packed with interactive “events within the event” before and during championship play with opportunities for “up close and personal” interaction with pros for golf fans of all ages.
As the first in the early-season Florida swing, tournament play will include 2013 defending champion Rocco Mediate, 2012 champion Corey Pavin, 2011 champion Tom Lehman (2011 and 2012 Charles Schwab Cup seasonlong point’s race winner), 2010 champion Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Fuzzy Zoeller and more, all vying for the winner’s share of a $1.6 million purse. The field consists of 78 Champions Tour golfers, competing in 54-hole stroke play.
In addition to three days of tournament play, the Allianz Championship features a Women’s Day event, “Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good” which showcases women’s golf fashion, provides exercises to play better golf and a Clinic & Pro-Am with LGPA legend and eight-time “Player of the Year” Annika Sorenstam; two days of Executive Pro-Am play pairing participants with PGA pros; and the popular and now weekend long Family Fun Zone.
In 2013, the Allianz Championship delivered $15 million in economic impact to the community, drew 69,000 spectators, was viewed by 4.9 million people with all three championship rounds televised live by the Golf Channel, and raised $300,000 for the Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities which spreads the monies to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and many other South Florida charities.
The Allianz Championship will tee off at 9AM during the opening round (February 7), the second round (February 8), and the final round (February 9) of tournament play. General admission is only $20 and free for children 16 and younger.
For more tournament information, and premium ticket packages or corporate sponsorships, call 561-241-GOLF (4653) or visit www.allianzchampionship.com.