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Newport Beach in California is always the spot for some top-tier golf, which is exactly what you're going to find out if you head out to see the latest version of the Hoag Classic, a spectacular golfing event that draws in some of the very best golfers from around the world. Played in October at the Newport Beach Country Club, after years of being played in March, this is the type of golf tournament that routinely grabs the attention of golf aficionados every single time out. With a beautiful course, some great talent on the tee box and a passionate gallery at your side, it won't be hard to figure out why the Hoag Classic remains one of the hottest tickets around when it comes to the Champions Tour.
In 2014, it was Fred Couples who was able to put it all together and shoot his way right up the leaderboard, where he stayed while shooting a very strong 15-under for the tournament. This time around, Couples will be looking to do it all over again, though the rest of the talented field will be looking to make their move, which is sure to make for some intense moments as the best of the best battle it out at the Newport Beach Country Club. If you add it all up, you can count on there being some unbelievable drama throughout as the best of the best battle it out looking to add their name to the impressive list of winners who have already taken down the Hoag Classic.
Hoag Classic Event Info
Being invited to play at Hoag Classic is an honor for golfers of every level and one of the most exciting aspects of the tournament is waiting to see which star golfer breaks out of the pack while shooting his way up the leaderboard. Jay Haas, who won the event in 2007, still remains the gold standard thanks to his unbelievable tournament of 19-under par, but there have been plenty of other top golfers storm the fairway to put on a show for the dedicated golf fans that turn up to see the action. With all kinds of dazzling shot-makers looking to put on a show and an energetic fan base at your side, this is the type of tournament that might have you looking to do it all over again much sooner than later.
The Pro Golf Experience
There has never been a better time to get off the couch and make it out to a great golf course that will make your jaw drop as you watch the game's best golfers as they look to storm their way up the leaderboard, giving fans a steady stream of thrills in the process. As soon as you're there soaking up the vibes of a great sporting event like this one, it will be pretty easy to see the difference between experience it first-hand and trying to copy the atmosphere from your living room. When your favorite golfer is sizing up a putt that he needs to sink to keep his chances of victory intact, you'll likely be absolutely hooked on the action as the Hoag Classic heats up.
Hoag Classic History
This celebrated golf tournament made its debut in 1995 and it didn't take long for it to take off, as George Archer was able to squeeze out a dramatic one-stroke victory to get the tournament started on the right foot. From there, Bob Murphy, Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer and more have been able to shoot their way to the top of the leaderboard and pull down the Classic, creating a series of great moments along the way as the reputation surrounding this tournament has grown. This one may not be a major, but it also routinely brings together the best of the best on the Champions Tour, which creates some amazing drama and jaw-dropping moments as these competitive and talented superstars look to add another impressive chapter to this tournament's growing history.
Hoag Classic Trivia
In 2014, Fred Couples became just the second golfer in tournament history to win the event twice. Can you name the first?
The answer is Hale Irwin, who first captured the tournament in 1998 thanks to a 13-under par performance and followed it up by winning again in 2002, though this time he was able to shoot a ridiculous 16-under while beating the rest of the field by a record five strokes.
Hoag Classic Fans
Golf is one of those sports that doesn't really work on TV to the same extent that it does in person, as it's a tremendous spectator sport that tends to have fans absolutely glued to the action from the opening tee onward. The buzz of the crowd and the enthusiasm of the fans is the type of thing that helps to elevate the entire experience in a very big way, and you'll probably find yourself clamoring about all of the best moments long after the final stroke. With a beautiful course at the Newport Beach Country Club, a stunning array of talented golfers and a great crowd at your side, you'll feel right at home once the Hoag Classic gets rolling.
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