Saturday, August 24, 2019

PGA TOUR Champions Return to Pebble Beach for the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship, Sept. 27-29

(MONTEREY, Calif.) – Nine of the top ten Schwab Cup money leaders on the PGA TOUR Champions, including past champion Bernhard Langer, 2019 money leader Scott McCarron, and Champions Tour rookie Retief Goosen, have already committed to the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach.  Other notables in the field include fan favorites Mark O’Meara, Jerry Kelly, Esteban Toledo, and Jeff Sluman who will compete over Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Sept. 27-29, 2019.

“We have a very strong professional field this year as well as some exciting attractions for the entire family,” said Steve John, tournament director and CEO for Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the host organization.

General admission to all six days of the event is free, courtesy of MasterCard.  Patrons don’t need tickets to attend practice rounds Tuesday – Thursday (September 24-26), but fans must register online either in advance or onsite at to attend tournament play, Friday – Sunday (September 27-29, 2019). Children 15 and under do not need a ticket to attend.

All ticket holders enjoy access to the Bubble Bar on the 17th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29. The open-air deck offers incredible views of golf and the stunning Pebble Beach coastline. Champagne, wine, beer, and specialty snacks are available for purchase. The Family Fun Zone on the 18th fairway is open on Friday - Sunday, September 27 – 30, beginning at 10:00 am. Activities include complimentary lawn games, face painting, and crafts.

Shared hospitality opportunities are available and allow fans to view the tournament from a well-appointed deck perched above one of the most spectacular finishing holes in golf—the 18th at Pebble Beach. Special access hospitality tickets include entrance to Palmer’s 18th Green Hospitality; a full bar, catered lunch, and afternoon snacks. A three-day hospitality ticket also includes access to Friday night’s Jake Owen Barefoot Beach Party Concert in Pebble Beach.

The PURE Insurance Championship pairs 78 PGA TOUR Champions players with 78 boys and girls, ages 14 to 18, from The First Tee chapters around the country. The junior golfers are selected by a national panel of judges, which evaluates participants’ playing ability and comprehension of  life skills and core values learned through their involvement with The First Tee.

The First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization with golf programs centered on building character through Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

Since 2004, the tournament has been one of the most exciting stops on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule, producing champions such as World Golf Hall of Fame member Hale Irwin (2005), Jeff Sluman (2008, 2009, 2011), Kirk Triplett (2012, 2013), and John Cook (2014).

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