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CHUBB CLASSIC RELEASES 2017 FIELD FOR NAPLES EVENT

The Chubb Classic released its final field Tuesday for next week’s 30th anniversary tournament.

The PGA Tour Champions event will be Feb. 14-19 at The TwinEagles Club and include eight past champions, 10 World Golf Hall of Fame members and 35 of the top 36 players from the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup standings.

“We are very excited to announce our field list this year, as it has all the makings to be one of the best on tour this season,” tournament director Matt Hilliker said. “Having the legends of golf in our back yard is such a unique opportunity for our local golf fans and we look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary with such a strong field next week.”

Three-time champion Bernhard Langer leads the field, which also includes newcomers John Daly, Jose Maria Olazabal and David Tom. 2010 champion Fred Couples is back for the second year in a row, and Miguel Angel Jimenez also is in it for the first time.

Jay Haas, Rocco Mediate, John Harris, Gary Hallberg, Loren Roberts, Jeff Sluman are all in the field and members at Naples’ Calusa Pines Golf Club. Roberts also is a former champion, winning in 2006 and 2009.

Kirk Triplett, the 2014 champion, will not play. He’ll be at parents weekend at Notre Dame. Triplett is the only one out of the top 36 on the Schwab standings from last year who isn’t playing.

Tickets and parking passes are available for purchase online at www.ChubbClassic.com or by calling the tournament office at 239-593-3900.

Kids 17 and younger will receive free admission to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel with valid Military ID.

The tournament also has announced a new parking setup. Parking will be at the Living Word Family Church at 10910 Immokalee Road, across from TwinEagles. Shuttles will transport fans to the event’s main entrance.

Daily general parking is $5 in advance and $7 during event week. Weekly general parking is $20 in advance. A limited amount of on-site VIP parking passes are also available for purchase for $20 per day, valid Friday through Sunday of event week.

Chubb Classic: Meet Gary Player

Gary Player (10) copy 2[2]smallGolfers, tell us your favorite memory from the Chubb Classic’s 29-year history for a chance to meet Hall of Famer Gary Player. Write about players you’ve met over the years, funny pro-am moments, the most exciting finish you saw, moments involving your favorite player, the best shot you witnessed, and other memories. Submit your stories (no more than 200 words) and photos to: greg.hardwig@naplesnews.com or mail to Naples Daily News/Chubb Classic Contest, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. The winning story will be published in the Daily News sports section on Feb. 15. A winner and guest will meet Gary Player on Feb. 17, be there when Player hits the honorary first shot, enjoy valet parking on Feb. 17 and two Taste of Southwest Florida tickets for Feb. 17. The entry deadline is Feb. 10.

Article courtesy of The News-Press.

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