Toshiba Classic (golf)
|Location||Newport Beach, California|
|Course(s)||Newport Beach Country Club|
|Length||6,591 yards (6,027 m)|
|Format||Stroke play – 54 holes
|Prize fund||$1.75 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||194 Jay Haas (2007)
194 David Frost (2013)
|To par||−19 Jay Haas (2007)
−19 David Frost (2013)
The Toshiba Classic is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. Through 2014 it was played annually in March in Newport Beach, California at the Newport Beach Country Club but will be played in October beginning in 2015. Toshiba is the main sponsor of the tournament. The tournament was founded in 1995 as the Toshiba Senior Classic.
The longest playoff in the history of the Champions Tour occurred at the 1997 event when Bob Murphy defeated Jay Sigel on the ninth hole. The record was broken the following year at the Royal Caribbean Classic.
The purse for the 2013 tournament was $1,750,000, with $262,500 going to the winner.
|Year||Dates||Champion||Country||Winning score||Margin||Purse ($)|
|2014||Mar 14–16||Fred Couples||United States||198 (−15)||1 stroke||1,750,000|
|2013||Mar 15–17||David Frost||South Africa||194 (−19)||5 strokes||1,750,000|
|2012||Mar 16–18||Loren Roberts||United States||205 (−8)||2 strokes||1,750,000|
|2011||Mar 11–13||Nick Price||Zimbabwe||196 (−17)||1 stroke||1,700,000|
|2010||Mar 5–7||Fred Couples||United States||195 (−18)||4 strokes||1,700,000|
|2009||Mar 6–8||Eduardo Romero||Argentina||202 (−11)||1 stroke||1,700,000|
|2008||Mar 7–9||Bernhard Langer||Germany||199 (−14)||Playoff||1,700,000|
|2007||Mar 9–11||Jay Haas||United States||194 (−19)||2 strokes||1,650,000|
|2006||Mar 18–20||Brad Bryant||United States||204 (−9)||1 stroke||1,650,000|
|Toshiba Senior Classic|
|2005||Mar 18–20||Mark Johnson||United States||200 (−13)||4 strokes||1,650,000|
|2004||Mar 19–21||Tom Purtzer||United States||198 (−15)||1 stroke||1,600,000|
|2003||Mar 21–23||Rodger Davis||Australia||197 (−16)||4 strokes||1,550,000|
|2002||Mar 9–10||Hale Irwin||United States||197 (−16)||5 strokes||1,500,000|
|2001||Mar 2–4||José Maria Cañizares||Spain||202 (−11)||Playoff||1,400,000|
|2000||Mar 3–4||Allen Doyle||United States||136 (−6)||1 stroke||1,300,000|
|1999||Mar 12–14||Gary McCord||United States||204 (−9)||Playoff||1,200,000|
|1998||Feb 14–16||Hale Irwin||United States||200 (−13)||1 stroke||1,100,000|
|1997||Mar 14–16||Bob Murphy||United States||207 (−6)||Playoff||1,000,000|
|1996||Mar 15–17||Jim Colbert||United States||201 (−12)||2 strokes||1,000,000|
|1995||Mar 17–19||George Archer||United States||199 (−11)||1 stroke||800,000|
One player has won this tournament more than once through 2013.
- 2 wins
- Hale Irwin: 1998, 2002
- Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf Facts. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269.
- "Bob Murphy wins title on ninth playoff hole". McCook Daily Gazette (McCook, Nebraska). Associated Press. March 17, 1997. p. 10. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "Senior Caribbean Classic; Graham Wins Longest Playoff". The New York Times. February 2, 1998. Retrieved March 13, 2013.