PGA TOUR Champions Names Allianz Championship as Most Improved Event in 2015
Event saw dramatic improvement in overall sales, operations and charity.
"On behalf of the Champions Tour, I am delighted to congratulate the Allianz Championship for their efforts in securing the Most Improved Event Award,” said Miller Brady, PGA TOUR Champions Chief Operating Officer. “The tournament staff should be commended for their tireless work in improving one of the Tour’s best events across the three main areas of sales, operations and charity.”
As the Most Improved Event for 2015, the Allianz Championship fulfilled its goal of providing an increase in overall sales, improvement across the board in operations, and a significant boost in charitable efforts from the prior year. Highlights of the 2015 Allianz Championship included:
* A 40 percent increase in on-site revenue.
* Improved on-site presentation with new signage and a blue color scheme to better reflect the brand standards and recognition of title sponsor Allianz.
* A record-high charitable donation of $605,000 to charities in the greater Boca Raton area, including $402,000 to host charity Boca Raton Regional Hospital, for an overall increase of 40 percent compared to 2014.
“As we celebrate our 10th year in Boca Raton, it has truly been a team effort, first and foremost with the membership at Broken Sound, specifically the Old Course, along with the City of Boca Raton and the corporate community,” said Ryan Dillon, Tournament Director of the Allianz Championship. “This acknowledgement from the Champions Tour is validation of all our hard work.”
The 2016 Allianz Championship, which will celebrate the event’s tenth anniversary, will again be played at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club on February 1-7.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game, with many of its 34 members in the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events. It’s where Legends play. The Tour also counts numerous other major championship winners among its members. PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. PGA TOUR Champions primary purpose 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, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2015 determined Bernhard Langer as the Charles Schwab Cup champion. In 2016, the newly-introduced Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will identify and recognize the Tour’s leading player. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of PGA TOUR Champions. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow the PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/
About the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs
In 2016, the new Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will be contested. Earnings by players in the 23 PGA TOUR Champions events leading up to the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will determine which players advance to the three-tournament series, which will be comprised of the PowerShares QQQ Championship (72 players), the Dominion Charity Classic (54 players) and the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (36 players). At the completion of the 2016 SAS Championship, the leading 72 players on the 2016 money list will advance to the first Playoffs event. ‘Wildcard Weekend’ at the SAS Championship allows for one player that finishes in the top 10 on the week, but finishes outside the top 72 on the season-long money list, to advance to the Playoffs. A points system will commence at the beginning of the first Playoffs event. Each player’s current money total before the start of the first Playoffs event will become the equivalent number of points (e.g. $330,000 equals 330,000 points). Double points will be earned by each player competing in each of the first two Playoffs events and added to the existing points earned through the SAS Championship (e.g. if a player has earned $250,000 through the SAS Championship, then earns $132,000 – or 264,000 points - at the PowerShares QQQ Championship, his total points will be 514,000 points). This points total is cumulative through the Dominion Charity Classic before a reset of the points takes place in advance of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The reset will be similar to the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, which allows the leading five players the opportunity to claim the Charles Schwab Cup if they win the season-finale, but also mathematically allows for the 36th-ranked player to win, depending on his performance at the final Playoffs event and the results of the remainder of the field.
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