Media Coverage

Here is a selection of recent coverage featuring the Hoag Classic in Newport Beach, CA

Mar. 9, 2020

The Big Easy earns his first Champions Tour victory

Golf

Els’ win marks back-to-back W’s for World Golf Hall of Famers on the Champions Tour following Bernhard Langer’s win last week at the Colorguard Classic.

Mar. 8, 2020

Els wins Hoag Classic for first PGA TOUR Champions title

PGA TOUR Champions

Ernie Els won the Hoag Classic on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR Champions title, birdieing the par-5 15th and 18th holes for a two-stroke victory at Newport Beach Country Club

Mar. 8, 2020

Ernie Els wins for the first time on the PGA Tour Champions

Golf Digest

In only his third start on the senior tour, Els won the Hoag Classic at Newport Beach (Calif.) Country Club on Sunday.

Mar. 8, 2020

Ernie Els Shoots 64 To Senior Lead At Newport Beach

Republic World

Ernie Els took the second-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic on Saturday, eagling the par-5 15th and birdieing the final two holes for a 7-under 64.

Mar. 8, 2020

Ernie Els wins Hoag Classic for 1st PGA Tour Champions title

ESPN

Ernie Els won the Hoag Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title, birdieing the par-5 15th and 18th holes for a two-stroke victory at Newport Beach Country Club.

Mar. 8, 2020

Ernie Els won the Hoag Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title

The Journal Times

Birdieing par-5 15th and 18th holes for a two-stroke victory at Newport Beach Country Club in California.

Mar. 8, 2020

Ernie Els Wins Title in Hoag Classic Debut

The Daily Pilot

Ernie Els stood at the 18th tee and listened for the roar that he knew would come if Newport Beach’s own Fred Couples sank a birdie putt in front of him.

Mar. 8, 2020

Ernie Els wins Hoag Classic for first PGA Tour Champions victory

OC Register

World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els won his first PGA Tour Champions title on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club

Mar. 8, 2020

Ernie Els wins Hoag Classic for first PGA Tour Champions victory

Redlands Daily Facts

World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els won his first PGA Tour Champions title on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club.

Mar. 7, 2020

Ernie Els Leads by A Stroke Heading into Final Day of Hoag Classic Golf Tournament

LA Times

Els is one of the most recognizable golfers in the world.

Mar. 7, 2020

Up one at the Hoag Classic, Ernie Els (64) eyes his first Champions victory

Golf Channel

Ernie Els took the second-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic on Saturday

Mar. 7, 2020

Els surges with 64 to lead Hoag Classic

Gwinnett Prep Sports

South Africa’s Ernie Els authored the low round of the day with a 7-under 64 on Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead entering the final round of the Hoag Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.

Mar. 7, 2020

Ernie Els Takes Spotlight, Surges into Hoag Classic lead headed into final day of Champions Tour Event

OC Register

Els shot the low round of the day, a 7-under 64, to surge into the lead, putting himself in position to win his first title in just his third start on the 50-and-over tour.

Mar. 6, 2020

David Morland IV, Ken Duke set pace 1st day at Hoag Classic

OC Register

It somehow seemed appropriate that a player named Duke was on top of the leaderboard for much of the opening round at Newport Beach Country Club on Friday, in a city where John “The Duke” Wayne lived the final years of his life and in the county where the airport is named after him.

Mar. 6, 2020

2020 Hoag Classic purse, winner’s share, prize money payout

Golf News Net

The 2020 Hoag Classic purse is set for $1.8 million, with the winner’s share coming in at $270,000

Mar. 6, 2020

David Morland IV leads after the first round at Hoag Classic golf tournament

Daily Pilot

David Morland IV is grateful to be playing at the Hoag Classic, a PGA Tour Champions event, this week at Newport Beach Country Club.

Mar. 6, 2020

Els Taking Lessons During Rookie Season on PGA TOUR Champions

OC Register

“I need to get focused and really put my energy into this. I need to focus on the Champions Tour”. -Ernie Els

Mar. 3, 2020

Ernie Els Excited To Be A Rookie Again In Hoag Classic Debut 

Daily Pilot

There was not an empty seat at the Hoag Classic’s annual Breakfast with a Champion featuring Ernie Els.

Feb. 29, 2020

Kirk Triplett ready for title defense at Hoag Classic golf tournament

Daily Pilot

he will return to Southern California and the Newport Beach Country Club in a few days. When he does, he’ll be defending his title at the annual Hoag Classic.

Feb. 28, 2020

Take Five: Meet Paul Folino, Chairman Hoag Charity Sports Foundation – by Stu News NewportKirk Triplett ready for title defense at Hoag Classic golf tournament

Stu News Newport

The Hoag Classic – now in its 25th year – will take place March 4 through 8, bringing golfers and golf fans to the Newport Beach Country Club for “the finest stop on the PGA TOUR Champions

Feb. 27, 2020

Fred Couples Draws Big Galleries at Hoag Classic

OC Register

Fred Couples is 60, but the World Golf Hall of Famer enters the Hoag Classic at Newport Beach Country Club on March 6-8 as a strong favorite to win.

Feb. 25, 2020

Fair Game

Stu News Newport

Hoag tournament tee times up next week with Ernie Els breakfast on Tuesday, followed by plenty of great golf

Feb. 18, 2020

Orange County Business Journal Special Section 2020

OCBJ

Celebrating its 25th year (22nd with Hoag as host operations and beneficiary), the Hoag Classic returns to Newport Beach Country Club March 4th to 8th, 2020 with Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as title sponsor and presenting partners Konica Minolta and City National Bank.

Feb. 17, 2020

Els, Goosen, Cabrera and Herron commit to Hoag Classic field

Stu News Newport

Hoag Classic officials announced this week that four-time major champion and recent Presidents Cup International team captain Ernie Els is among the early commits to this year’s PGA TOUR Champions tournament, which will return to Newport Beach Country Club, March 4-8

Feb. 14, 2020

Golf Legends Swing in Town for the 25th Hoag Classic

Newport Beach Independent

A local golf tournament is celebrating its silver anniversary with some big name next month

Feb. 7, 2020

Hoag Classic week is just a month away

Stu News Newport

Returning for its 25th year to Newport Beach Country Club (NBCC), the Hoag Classic will showcase golf’s legends.

Feb. 5, 2020

25th Hoag Classic Golf Tournament Offers Lineup Of Champions

Patch

See Ernie Els, Fred Couples, Retief Goosen, Ángel Cabrera, Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, John Daly, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, & Kirk Triplett.

Jan. 21, 2020

Hats off to Triplett

CA Golf + Travel

Hoag Classic champion talks about winning, defending, and career year on PGA TOUR Champions.

Jan. 14, 2020

Ernie Els among newcomers to Hoag Classic golf tournament

Daily Pilot

Ernie Els, a four-time major champion and recent Presidents Cup International team captain, has committed to play in the Hoag Classic golf tournament, Orange County’s PGA TOUR Champions event, at Newport Beach Country Club from March 4-8.

Jan. 11, 2020

Ernie Els Commits to Hoag Classic

CA Golf + Travel

Four-time major champion Ernie Els, who will be competing on the 50-and-over PGA Tour Champions for the first time in 2020, has committed to play in the Hoag Classic at Newport Beach Country Club in March.