The Hoag Classic Golf Championship is the main competition of the PGA Tour Championship held at the Newport Beach Country Club. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed indefinitely on Friday. The competition was scheduled for 1-7 March 2021.
Jeff Purser, executive director of Hoag Classic, said: From our point of view, the job of Hoag Hospital is to keep the community healthy, not to make anyone suffer from this disease. Small, this is not in Hoag’s best interests, nor the best interests of our community, the club, and everyone involved.
The Hoag Classic is one of the most famous PGA Tour Champions events, formerly known as the Toshiba Classic. This competition has won three players two times, including Hale Irwin, Fred Couples, and Jay Haas, whereas Ernie Els won the event title in 2020.
The 2021 edition will be the 26th year of the entire championship, and the 23rd year will be managed by Hoag. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $20 million for Hoag and other local charities. The Purser said he is confident but not optimistic about scheduling the game later this year.