Toshiba Classic Winners and History

toshiba-classicPlayed at the Newport Beach Country Club in California, the Toshiba Classic was founded in 1995 as the Toshiba Senior Classic.

The Toshiba Classic holds the distinction of having the longest tenure at the same club on the Champions Tour. The tournament also shares another distinction. Toshiba, the event’s current sponsor, joins AT&T as the longest running current sponsor of a Champions Tour event. Each has sponsored their respective tournament 20 years in succession

The longest playoff in the history of the Champions Tour occurred at the 1997 Toshiba Senior Classic when Bob Murphy defeated Jay Sigel on the ninth hole. The record was broken the following year at the Royal Caribbean Classic. There have been four playoffs in the 19-year history of the event, and all of them have gone at least five extra holes.

Five players won their first Champions Tour titles at the Toshiba Classic—Gary McCord (1999), Jose Maria Canizares (2001), Rodger Davis (2003), Mark Johnson (2005), Brad Bryant (2006).

A complete list of Toshiba Classic Winners follows:

 

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score Purse ($)
Toshiba Classic
2018 March 9 – 11 Vijay Singh Fiji 202 (-11) 1, 800,000
2017 No Tournament na na na na0
2016 Oct. 7 – 9 Jay Haas United States 197 (-16) 1,800,000
2015 Oct. 30 – Nov 1 Duffy Waldorf United States 193 (-20) 1,800,000
2014 March 14 – 16 Fred Couples (2) United States 198 (-15) 1,750,000
2013 Mar 15–17 David Frost South Africa 194 (-19) 1,750,000
2012 Mar 16–18 Loren Roberts United States 205 (-8) 1,750,000
2011 Mar 11–13 Nick Price Zimbabwe 196 (-17) 1,700,000
2010 Mar 5–7 Fred Couples United States 195 (-18) 1,700,000
2009 Mar 6–8 Eduardo Romero Argentina 202 (-11) 1,700,000
2008 Mar 7–9 Bernhard Langer Germany 199 (-14) 1,700,000
2007 Mar 9–11 Jay Haas United States 194 (-19) 1,650,000
2006 Mar 18–20 Brad Bryant United States 204 (-9) 1,650,000
Toshiba Senior Classic
2005 Mar 18–20 Mark Johnson United States 200 (-13) 1,650,000
2004 Mar 19–21 Tom Purtzer United States 198 (-15) 1,600,000
2003 Mar 21–23 Rodger Davis Australia 197 (-16) 1,550,000
2002 Mar 9–10 Hale Irwin United States 197 (-16) 1,500,000
2001 Mar 2–4 José Maria Cañizares Spain 202 (-11) 1,400,000
2000 Mar 3–4 Allen Doyle United States 136 (-6) 1,300,000
1999 Mar 12–14 Gary McCord United States 204 (-9) 1,200,000
1998 Feb 14–16 Hale Irwin United States 200 (-13) 1,100,000
1997 Mar 14–16 Bob Murphy United States 207 (-6) 1,000,000
1996 Mar 15–17 Jim Colbert United States 201 (-12) 1,000,000
1995 Mar 17–19 George Archer United States 199 (-11) 800,000

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