For the 9th straight year the Champions Tour will make it's yearly pilgramage to South Florida where they will set up shop at the Old Course at Broken Sound for the 15th edition of the Allianz Championship.
The tournament will take place Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 8th and will feature some of the top golfers on the 50 years old and up circuit. The field will include 2014 Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer, defending Allianz Championship winner Michael Allen, 2013 champion Rocco Mediate, and eight members of the World Golf Hall of Fame including Langer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Nick Price, Colin Montgomerie, and Curtis Strange. In addition, 2015 World Golf Hall of Fame class member Mark O'Meara will also take part in the event.
Like Mediate in 2013 when he won the event, the Allianz Championship will be the debut tournament for several golfers on the Champions Tour. Former PGA Tour players Stephen Ames, Joe Durant, Paul Goydos, Lee Janzen, Jeff Maggert, Kevin Sutherland, and Grant Waite will all be making their Champions Tour debuts.
Not only does this event bring fun and excitemt to the Boca Raton area, it also benefits several local charities and organizations.
Once again, the Allianz Championship and Boca Raton Regional Hospital will partner with the Moabery Family Foundation to continue it's annual "Champions Challenge". The Champions Challenge is the MFF's pledge to donate $1,000 per birdie and $3,000 for each eagle scored by the current defending champion (this year it will be Allen), with a minimum donation of $10,000. Last year, after Mediate's 18 birdies, the MFF presented a check for $18,000 to Boca Regional's Toppel Family Place Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
For more information on the Allianz Championship or to purchase tickets, visit www.allianzchampionship.com.