2023 Marked the Tournament’s 36th Year as the Longest-Running Event in the Same Market and Celebrated Chubb’s 25th Anniversary as Title Sponsor
Chubb Classic Executive Director Sandy Diamond Promoted to Senior Vice President at Outlyr; Ryan Dever Promoted to Senior Director
2024 Chubb Classic Set for Feb. 15-18 at Tiburon Golf Club
NAPLES, Fla., –The 2023 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO celebrated several milestones and record-breaking moments as the PGA TOUR Champions’ flagship event in the greater Naples community:
- The 2023 tournament marked Chubb’s 25th year as title sponsor, making it the longest-running continuous title sponsor on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule.
- The 2023 tournament was the 36th year of the championship, continuing its run as the longest-running PGA TOUR Champions event to take place in the same metropolitan area.
- Bernhard Langer captured his 45th PGA TOUR Champions win at the Chubb Classic in 2023 – his second consecutive Chubb Classic and fifth overall, tying Hale Irwin’s record for the most all-time victories on PGA TOUR Champions.
As a result of these milestones, as well as the elevated fan, player and sponsor experiences throughout tournament week, the 2023 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO was the recipient of the PGA TOUR Champions Outstanding Achievement Award, presented annually to one PGA TOUR Champions event. The award was announced in December at the PGA TOUR annual meetings in Palm Springs, Calif.
“PGA TOUR Champions has a long a cherished history in the greater Naples community, and we are thankful for the PGA TOUR Champions, Chubb and SERVPRO’s continued partnership in delivering a world-class event for players and spectators,” said Sandy Diamond, Chubb Classic Executive Director. “This tournament has been able to give back millions to charitable organizations throughout Southwest Florida from this amazing partnership. We are humbled by this honor and recognition from the PGA TOUR, and we look forward to another first-class Chubb Classic next week.”
Outlyr, owner and operator of the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, also announced today that Diamond has been promoted to senior vice president, and Ryan Dever to senior director. Diamond, a longtime PGA TOUR business development, marketing and sponsorships executive who most recently was chief development officer of The First Tee of Metropolitan New Year, joined Outlyr as vice president, executive director in 2021 and is a full-time resident in Naples. Dever, tournament manager for the Chubb Classic, oversees a portfolio of events at Outlyr across the LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR Champions.
“Outlyr prides itself on delivering best-in-class events and experiences that stand out across our entire portfolio of businesses, and this award from the PGA TOUR validates the hard work Sandy, Ryan and their team has undertaken in elevating this championship to new heights,” said Andy Bush, partner at Outlyr. “We’re proud to elevate and recognize Sandy and Ryan and the entire Chubb Classic team for the tremendous contribution they provide to our agency on a daily basis.”
The 2024 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO is set to return for its 37th year as Naples’ flagship PGA TOUR Champions event at Tiburón Golf Club’s Black Course. Legends of the game, World Golf Hall of Famers and major champions headline the 78-player field competing in the 54-hole championship Friday-Sunday, Feb. 16-18 for a share of the $1.8 million purse.
Since 1988, the Chubb Classic has donated nearly $3.3 million to local and national charities, including First Tee, which helps young people build strength of character that empowers them to overcome challenges both on and off the golf course.
Tickets are on sale for the 2024 Chubb Classic, including exclusive hospitality and general admission tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. They can be purchased at www.ChubbClassic.com/tickets.
A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to local charities throughout Southwest Florida. The Chubb Classic has proudly supported more than 30 charitable organizations since the tournament’s inception in 1988.
Tiburón Golf Club, managed by Troon, is the only facility to host a PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and LPGA Tour event in the same calendar year, features two 18-hole Championship golf courses, The Gold and The Black. The Black Course, which opened in 2001, has a very distinctive look with its pine straw-lined fairways, crushed coquina waste areas and undulating greens nestled amidst acres of pine trees and native Florida foliage. The Black Course is designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International to protect and enhance its natural surroundings.
For more information on the Chubb Classic, visit www.ChubbClassic.com, and on social media @ChubbClassic on X (formerly Twitter), @ChubbClassic on Instagram, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChubbClassic.
About The Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO
The Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO has been held in Naples, Fla., since 1988 and features stars from the PGA TOUR Champions competing over 54 holes for a share of $1.8 million in prize money. Past champions include legends of the game such as Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer. The event is owned and operated by Outlyr, a global marketing and event management agency that operates a number of professional golf tournaments, sporting and lifestyle events across the country as well as managing the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. Visit www.ChubbClassic.com for more information.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission 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 and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, on Facebook, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).
All events are televised in the United States on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, PGA TOUR Champions coverage is available in more than 170 countries and territories via 22 media partners.
Chubb is a world leader in insurance. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.chubb.com.
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About Tiburón Golf Club
Located in Naples, Florida, Tiburón Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf features two 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf courses, The Gold and The Black. Tiburón also is home to the CME Group Tour Championship and the Grant Thornton Invitational and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. Tiburón’s Gold Course opened in 1998 and the Black Course opened in 2001. Both courses play to a par of 72 and feature five sets of tees. The Gold Course can play as long as 7,382 yards, while The Black Course can play up to 6,949 yards from the championship tees. The 295-room Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón, sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room Ritz-Carlton Naples is just a few miles away. The semi-private club has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. Tiburón’s 27,000-square foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse features three dining rooms, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, as well as an award-winning golf shop.
About Florida’s Paradise Coast
The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official source for area travel and tourism information about Florida’s Paradise Coast. Located in Southwest Florida, this premier vacation and meeting destination offers leisure and business travelers a variety of exceptional year-round amenities and attractions. Set along a 30-mile Gulf of Mexico coastline ribboned with white-sand beaches, visitors will discover a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere highlighted by a lively social scene, robust arts and culture activities, exceptional restaurants, luxury boutique shopping and plenty of outdoor adventure experiences. Home to over 90 public and private golf courses, sports enthusiasts have access to a variety of championship courses; pickleball and tennis facilities; and water activities ranging from kayaking to sailing charters. Outdoor adventures include exploring the world-famous Everglades – the only sub-tropical mangrove wilderness in the U.S. and home to endangered wildlife and over 350 species of birds. Florida’s Paradise Coast is truly where the high life meets the wildlife. Recent accolades include being named the No. 1 “Best Beach Town in the U.S. to Live In,” No. 1 “Healthiest and Happiest City in America” and “One of the Best Small Cities in the U.S.” Located just two hours from Miami, three hours from Tampa, and four hours from Orlando, Florida’s Paradise Coast is easily accessible by Interstate highway. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), Punta Gorda (PGD), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA). For more information about Florida’s Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600, visit ParadiseCoast.com, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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