Published On: Fri, Feb 1st, 2019

PGA Tour Champions Event Comes to Boca Raton for Oasis Championship

By: Michael Demyan

Photos via oasischampionship.com

The PGA Tour Champions event will once again tee off in Boca Raton for the Oasis Championship at the Old Course at Broken Sound from February 4-10.

Oasis Outsourcing will be the tournament’s main sponsor this year and PGA Tour Champions President Miller Brady is excited about starting the tour in Boca Raton again.

“The city of Boca Raton has been instrumental in the event’s growth, and our partnership with Oasis will make this tournament even stronger,” he said. “The players love starting the year in Boca Raton and the Old Course at Broken Sound is a great venue for our first full-field event of the season.”

The tournament has been hosted in Boca Raton since 2007 and features numerous golf legends. Boca Raton resident Bernhard Langer lost to Mark Calcavecchia during the final round of last year’s event and will be looking to claim victory this year.

Calcavecchia, a Palm Beach County resident, was considering retirement before the victory, but now he will be pursuing the title of the first back-to-back winner of the Oasis Championship.

“I just didn’t think it would happen again,” Calcavecchia said of his 2018 win. “These guys are so good. I hit it well, made enough putts and sometimes the good Lord just pencils you in. That week was just meant to be for some reason.”

Calcavecchia and Langer will be joined by PGA Tour Champion John Daly, who said he enjoys playing golf in Boca Raton.

“I always love coming to Boca Raton,” he said. “It’s a course where I can play aggressively. I can reach most of the par-5s and there’s a par-4 that’s very reachable.”

Among the 78-player field will also be newcomers Gary Nicklaus and two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen.

“I know I’m going to have a blast,” Goosen said. “I’ve been thinking about playing on this
tour for a long time.”

The players will be competing for a $1.7 million purse, which happens to match up with how much money the tournament has donated to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital since 2007.

All three rounds will be televised on the Golf Channel.

For more information, such as the tournament schedule, ticket pricing and parking, visit oasischampionship.com.

About the Author

- Michael Demyan is the associate editor and reporter for The Boca Raton Tribune. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he received a degree in Multimedia Journalism. Twitter: @michaeldemyan

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