Champions Tour Rookies Rocco Mediate and Steve Elkington Join The Field
BOCA RATON, FL (January 21, 2012)— As the tournament roster continues to take shape for the 2013 Allianz Championship, two PGA Champions Tour rookies—Naples resident Rocco Mediate and Australian Steve Elkington—will take on the field as a celebrated roster of golf legends will descend onto The Old Course at Broken Sound Club from February 4th-10th for the seventh consecutive year in Boca Raton. Tournament week is jam-packed with interactive “events within the event” before and during championship play with opportunities for “up close and personal” interaction with pros for golf fans of all ages.
As the first in the early-season Florida swing, tournament play will include 2012 defending champion Corey Pavin, 2011 champion Tom Lehman (2011 and 2012 Charles Schwab Cup season-long points race winner), 2010 champion Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Fuzzy Zoeller and more, all vying for the winner’s share of a $1.8 million purse. Produced by the nonprofit Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) board that oversees tournament operations, financials and distribution of all charitable funds, the Allianz Championship will continue to “chip-in” net proceeds to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
In addition to three days of championship play, the Allianz Championship features a Women’s Power Breakfast, Clinic & Pro-Am with LGPA legend and eight-time “Player of the Year” Annika Sorenstam; two days of Executive Pro-Am play pairing participants with PGA pros; a “social, power & play” opportunity at the “Grapes On The Green” Golf & Wine Experience held overlooking the 18th green during second round play; and the popular Saturday Family Day presented by Tommy Bahama.
Tickets: All events take place at The Old Course at Broken Sound, 1401 NW 51st Street in Boca Raton
*All free grounds admission courtesy of the city of Boca Raton
· One Day Pass (Wed.-Sun.): $175, includes unlimited food, wine, beer; VIP Parking Pass, access to private restrooms.
· Weekend Pass (for all days Fri.-Sun.): $450, includes weeklong Club 18 seating, unlimited food, wine, beer; VIP Parking Pass, access to private restrooms.
· 4th Annual “Grapes on the Green” Wine Experience Event (Sat. 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.): $85
· VIP Parking Pass: $25
The Allianz Championship tournament is managed by Pro Links Sports, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Directing five tournaments on the Champions Tour schedule, all are continuously voted in the top ten tournaments by the players. This reputation attracts the top golfers on the PGA Championship Tour to Boca Raton, along with other legends of golf.
For more tournament information, tickets, premium ticket packages, skybox and VIP seating, Grapes On..., call 561-241-GOLF (4653); fax 561-241-4658, or visit www.allianzchampionship.com. For Pro-Am registration and sponsorship package opportunities, contact Anthony Greco at 561-241-GOLF (4653) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us at Facebook.com/AllianzChampionship and on Twitter @AllianzChamp.
About Allianz Championship
The 2013 Allianz Championship, in its seventh consecutive year at The Old Couse at Broken Sound, will bring the legends of golf to Boca Raton from February 4th to 10th for the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season. Its 2012 champion Corey Pavin is set to defend his title as challengers Tom Lehman (2011 champion; 2011 and 2012 Schwab Cup winner); Bernhard Langer (2010 champion), Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Fuzzy Zoeller, vie for a $1.8 million purse with all three rounds televised live nationwide on The Golf Channel. The Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the event as well as for the distribution of all charitable funds, as all net tournament proceeds “chip-in” to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Managed by Pro Links Sports with title sponsor Allianz Life Insurance Company, the annual tournament has attracted 31 of the top 34 professionals on the money list. For skybox tickets and other hospitality, call: 561-241-GOLF (4653) or visit www.allianzchampionship.com. Follow us at Facebook.com/AllianzChampionship and on Twitter @AllianzChamp.
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2012, tournaments on all five Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $122 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow the Champions Tour at Facebook.com/ChampionsTour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Minneapolis-based Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) provides annuities and life insurance products in the United States in all states except for New York. In New York, annuities and life insurance products are offered by Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York] (Allianz Life of NY). Allianz Life offers an extensive portfolio of products, including fixed and variable annuities and life insurance. These products are offered through a network of more than 100,000 financial professionals nationwide. The company is a principal subsidiary of Allianz SE, a global financial services group that is the 20th largest corporation in the world based on revenue (Fortune Global 500, August 2010). Allianz SE employs nearly 155,000 people worldwide.