Cologuard Classic - PGA TOUR Champions Event
Tucson's PGA TOUR Champions event (formerly Tucson Conquistadores Classic) brings together legends of men's pro golf. The tournament winner, like Tom Lehman here after his 2017 victory, is crowned with the coveted "Helmet Trophy."
Cologuard Classic - PGA TOUR Champions Event in Tucson
Omni Tucson National, Catalina Course
February 26-March 4, 2018
WELCOME PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS PLAYERS, SPONSORS, AND FANS!
NEW NAME IN 2018 - Tucson's PGA TOUR Champions event has a new title sponsor and will be played at the same location as in recent years. The newly titled Cologuard Classic - PGA TOUR Champions event (formerly Tucson Conquistadores Classic), named after Exact Sciences’ noninvasive at-home colon cancer screening test, will be contested at Omni Tucson National Resort's Catalina Course, February 26-March 4, 2018.
NEW DATE IN 2018 - The 2018 tournament will be played two weeks earlier than in recent years to align with the beginning of March as national Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The event will further colon cancer awareness through various on-site activations with fans, volunteers and players, as the tournament looks to cement a community footprint outside the ropes.
SAME COURSE IN 2018 - The Catalina Golf Course has been host to more than 30 PGA TOUR events (Chrysler Classic of Tucson), the annual host of the University of Arizona Invitational, and the 2006 host of the NCAA Regionals. The course has been selected as one of Golf Digest's "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America." It is parkland style with eight lakes and 80 bunkers. The 18th hole is considered to be one of the finest and most challenging finishing holes on the PGA TOUR. Designed by Robert Van Hagge and Bruce Devlin, the fairways feature Tifway 419 pollen-free Bermuda and the greens feature Champion Bermuda.
ENTER TO WIN A GOLFER'S GETAWAY - Enter to win a three-night stay at Omni Tucson National Resort, host of the 2018 Cologuard Classic - PGA TOUR Champions Event in Tucson.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS - The PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. These champions always put on a great show, interact with fans, and create an engaging atmosphere.
TUCSON CONQUISTADORES - Former tournament title sponsor the Tucson Conquistadores will continue to operate the event and to support PGA TOUR golf in Tucson by operating the event, which allows them to provide less-fortunate kids with the character-building experience of participating in sports. Since its inception in 1962, the group has contributed over $32 million to youth athletic programs.
TUCSON'S PGA TOUR HISTORY - From 1945 through 2006, the Tucson's PGA TOUR stop produced some of the game’s most memorable finishes, and champions such as World Golf Hall of Fame members Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson and Phil Mickelson, who notched his first TOUR title as an amateur in the event’s 1991 edition. The first three years of PGA TOUR Champions play at the Omni Tucson Resort delivered great success as well, with Marco Dawson capturing his first Tour title in 2015, and Woody Austin doing the same in 2016. In 2017, Tom Lehman dueled with Steve Stricker throughout a dramatic Sunday finish before notching the tenth Champions TOUR win of his career.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT - Two-day official Pro-Am and the 54-hole stroke play championship.
TEE TIMES - 2018 details coming soon: Tee times (MST) will be posted for Friday's opening round; three players per tee time.
PURSE - In 2017, competitors played for a $1.7 million purse with $255,000 and 255 Charles Schwab Cup points awarded to the winner. The winner of the 2017 Tucson Conquistadores Classic Tom Lehman claimed his coveted Champions' Helmet at closing ceremonies March 19, 2017.
LOCATION - On Tucson's northwest side at Omni Tucson National Resort, Catalina Course, 2727 W Club Dr, Tucson, AZ 85742, (520) 297-2271
PARKING & DIRECTIONS - 2018 details coming soon!
BUY TICKETS - 2018 details coming soon!
VOLUNTEER - Your participation in the Cologuard Classic - Tucson PGA TOUR Champions event supports The First Tee of Tucson and other youth athletic programs throughout Southern Arizona.
FOR MORE INFORMATION - Visit PGATOUR.com. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
WHERE TO STAY - Resort hotels with golf and spa, bed & breakfasts, guest ranches, historic inns, and RV parks – Tucson and Southern Arizona have accommodations to fit your style and budget.
5K RUN/WALK - Free yourself on the golf course - help kick-off the tournament! Details coming in 2018 regarding a run/walk event associated with this tournament.
WEATHER - The Weather Channel predicts clear and sunny with steady 70 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson during the tournament.
TELEVISED COVERAGE - 2018 details coming soon: The Golf Channel provides live coverage of the PGA TOUR Champions event in Tucson with replay coverage throughout that week.
Photo of Tom Lehman with Tucson Conquistadores at Omni Tucson National Golf Club by Jim Harris, 2017.
For more information on PGA TOUR Champions, please visit PGATOUR.com. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
PGA TOUR Champions "Class of 2017" - Jose Maria Olazabal, Jerry Kelly, David Toms, Steve Stricker, and Steve Flesch - will be joined by 15 players noted here who are eligible for their PGA TOUR Champions debuts in 2018-2010.
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