A Tucson PGA TOUR Champions event (formerly Tucson Conquistadores Classic) features legends of men's pro golf. The winner, like Tom Lehman after his 2017 victory, is crowned with the coveted "Champions' Helmet."
Cologuard Classic, a Tucson PGA TOUR Champions Tour Event
Omni Tucson National Golf Club
February 28 - March 4, 2018
A Tucson tradition of excellence awaits at the Cologuard Classic, Tucson's PGA TOUR Champions Tour event hosted by the Tucson Conquistadors! Southern Arizona has a rich and storied history of hosting some of the greatest golfers and most memorable performances ever seen on a green, and this sunny springtime showcase promises to be no exception. The galaxy of golfing greats expected to tee off on the famed Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Resort include defending tournament champion Tom Lehman as well as Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, José María Olazábal, Vijay Singh, and John Daly. Here's a look at the unofficial list of players who have entered the field.
AWARD-WINNING COURSE - Designed by Robert Van Hagge and Bruce Devlin, the Omni Tucson National Resort was ranked among Golf Digest's "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America" and its 18th hole is considered to be one of the finest and most challenging finishing holes on the PGA TOUR. This parkland course is among more than 40 courses in the Tucson area.
TICKETS - Get them now on CologuardClassic.com.
ENTER TO WIN A GOLFER'S GETAWAY - Enter to win a three-night stay at Omni Tucson National Resort.
FORMAT - 54-hole stroke play, Friday-Sunday, March 2-4, 2018
5K RUN/WALK - March 4, 2018: Information on Fun Run 5K RUN/WALK page on CologuardClassic.com.
PURSE - A field of 78 players players will vie for the $1.7 million purse with a first-place prize of $255,000.
LOCATION - On Tucson's northwest side at Omni Tucson National Resort, Catalina Course, 2727 W Club Dr, Tucson, AZ 85742, (520) 297-2271
PARKING, WILL CALL & DIRECTIONS - Information on parking, will-call ticket pick-up sites, and directions to Omni Tucson National Resort from Tucson International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
VOLUNTEER - Sign up now on CologuardClassic.com to help support The First Tee of Tucson and other youth athletic programs throughout southern Arizona.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS - The PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
TUCSON CONQUISTADORES - Since its inception in 1962, the Tucson Conquistadores has hosted a professional golf tournament to raise monies for youth athletic programs in southern Arizona, providing less-fortunate kids with the character-building experience of participating in sports, and has contributed over $35 million as of 2017.
WHERE TO STAY - Tucson has accommodations to fit your style and plans.
WEATHER - The Weather Channel predicts clear and sunny with steady 70 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson during the tournament.
TELEVISED COVERAGE - Live coverage of the tournament will be televised once again on the Golf Channel, March 2-4.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY - Tournament champions over the first three years include Marco Dawson in 2015, Woody Austin in 2016, and Tom Lehman in 2017.
FOR MORE INFORMATION - Visit CologuardClassic.com. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
Photo of Tom Lehman with Tucson Conquistadores at Omni Tucson National Golf Club by Jim Harris, 2017.
These champions always put on a great show, interact with fans, and create an engaging atmosphere.
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