Week of Exciting Events Planned for 2016 Allianz Tournament


BOCA RATON, FL – For the 10th consecutive year on The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, the 2016 Allianz Championship, the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season, will tee off Feb. 1-7 with a bevy of golf legends both new and old. Tournament week is packed with events before and during play with plenty of opportunities for personal interaction with the pros. As the first tournament in the early-season Florida swing, the Allianz Championship will include 2015 defending champion Paul Goydos, 2014 champion Michael Allen, 2012 champion Corey Pavin, 2011 champion Tom Lehman, 2010 champion Bernhard Langer and others, all vying for the winner’s share of a $1.7 million purse. Jesper Parnevik will be a new face to play along with tour favorites Jeff Sluman, Fuzzy Zoeller, Mark O’Meara and Colin Montgomerie. In addition to three days of championship play, the Allianz Championship features a Women’s Day Pro-Am presented by Van Cleef & Arpels, and a clinic presented by JM Lexus with LGPA legend Annika Sorenstam; two days of Championship Pro-Am play pairing participants with PGA pros and the popular Family Fun Day, which features mascots from all the local sports teams. Returning once again to the Allianz Championship is the Celebrity Cruises Slush Lounge located on the exciting 16th green. Spectators can enjoy “cool” beverage options at Slush – a frozen drinks venue – while enjoying Celebrity’s curated menu of flavor-rich and fresh frozen cocktails. Slush will feature alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails with perfectly balanced ingredients ranging from fresh pressed lemon juice, raspberries, cucumbers and mint to Persian lime, Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice with organic agave nectar. The 2015 Allianz Championship was named the PGA Tour Champions’ Most Improved Event. Looking to improve on the 2015 experience, fans can enjoy the following events at The Old Course at Broken Sound: WOMEN’S DAY  Monday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Allianz Championship Women’s Day Presented by Van Cleef & Arpels Free to spectators: This year’s Women’s Day starts off with a clinic by LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam, with 72 victories and eight “player of the year” awards. Sorenstam’s clinic is presented by JM Lexus. Following will be the Women’s Pro-Am benefitting the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute. ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AMS  Wednesday, Feb. 3, Shotgun Starts: 7:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Participation Price: $3,125 per participant Thursday, Feb. 4, Shotgun Starts: 7:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Participation Price: $3,625 per participant Whether you’re looking for a round of golf with buddies, client entertainment or employee recognition, a memorable day of corporate camaraderie and golf ensues as foursomes are paired with a PGA Champions Tour professional. Lunch and an invitation to the VIP Draw Party presented by Celebrity Cruises with Champions Tour legends on Tuesday, Feb. 2, are included. Each player also receives a premium gift package. FAMILY FUN ZONE  Friday through Sunday, Feb. 5-7.  The 2016 Allianz Championship will be providing a weekend-long Family Fun Zone for families and children to enjoy. Included in this zone will be bounce houses, obstacle courses and many more exciting activities. On Saturday, Feb. 6, mascots from all of the South Florida sports teams will be in attendance. SAVOR THE GREEN  Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy an upscale restaurant experience like none other. GRAPES ON THE GREEN  Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Now in its seventh year, Grapes on the Green pairs the world’s top golfers with fabulous food and wine. This year’s event will also feature live music and luxury sponsor tents. $70 per ticket. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT DAYS  Friday, Feb. 5  Allianz Championship – First Round Tournament Play, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6  Allianz Championship – Second Round Tournament Play, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7  Allianz Championship – Final Round Tournament Play, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more tournament information, premium ticket packages or corporate sponsorships, call (561) 241-GOLF (4653) or visit www.allianzchampionship.com.