The discipline of the PGA Tour Champions’ Chubb Classic introduced by SERVPRO is full of World Golf Hall of Famers, main champions, and people who have made their names on the Champions Tour.
Here’s a glance at a couple of to watch this week at Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, which will be played on the club’s Black Course, the first time it has been used for a tour event. The Gold Course, the unique of the 2 Greg Norman layouts, has been used for each QBE Shootout since 2001, and likewise for the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship since 2013.
Tiburón had 27 holes, then an extra 9 have been added, with the Black Course opening in 2002, 4 years after the Gold. The fourth 9 joined with the outdated South Course to develop into the Black Course. The North and West grew to become the Gold Course.
Here are a couple of players to watch for:
Darren Clarke watches his tee shot on the third gap through the remaining spherical of the SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club on October 11, 2020, in Cary, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)
Age: 52 Birthplace: Dungannon Northern Ireland Champions Tour victories: 2 2020-21 cash checklist: ninth Good to know: Won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
Fred Couples performs his second shot from the thirteenth fairway through the first spherical of The Masters golf match at Augusta National GC. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Age: 61 Birthplace: Seattle, Washington Champions Tour victories: 13 2020-21 cash checklist: twelfth Good to know: Two-time champion in Naples
Ernie Ells of South Africa watches his tee shot on the sixteenth gap through the remaining spherical of the SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club on October 11, 2020, in Cary, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)
Age: 51 Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa Champions Tour victories: 2 2020 cash checklist: third Good to know: Won U.S. and British Opens twice
Jerry Kelly reacts after lacking a birdie putt on quantity 7 through the third spherical of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, Akron, Ohio, at Firestone Country Club. [Phil Masturzo/ Beacon Journal]
Age: 54 Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin Champions Tour victories: 7 2020-21 cash checklist: sixth Good to know: Won QBE Shootout at Tiburón with Rod Pampling (2006) and Steve Stricker (2009)
Bernhard Langer watches his tee shot on the second gap through the remaining spherical of the SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club on October 11, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)
Age: 63 Birthplace: Anhausen, Germany Champions Tour victories: 41 2020-21 cash checklist: 2nd Good to know: Only three-time Chubb Classic winner (2011, 2013, 2016)
Colin Montgomerie walks to the 18th gap after touchdown his strategy in need of the inexperienced through the remaining spherical of the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP through Getty Images
Age: 57 Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland Champions Tour victories: 7 2020-21 cash checklist: nineteenth Good to know: Joined Team Troon (the corporate manages Tiburón) final summer season and ready for the season at the course