April 16, 2013
SAVANNAH, Ga. - As part of the Champions Tour's ongoing commitment to honor the men and women of the U.S. military, the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf is once again offering free admission to all active duty, retired and Reserve military personnel. The 36th annual all-team event will feature nearly 150 of golf's most celebrated players including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Fred Couples, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer and many others. The tournament will be held April 22-28 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa on Hutchinson Island for the 11th year in a row.
Complimentary admission for the entire week will be extended to active duty, retired, and Reserve military personnel and their dependents that show their Department of Defense issued ID at the main gate. All youth under the age of 18 will be admitted free with a ticket-holding adult.
Non-retired Veterans must obtain their complimentary tickets in advance through the Veteran Tickets Foundation. Please visit vettix.org and click "Events" for more information.
While at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf on Friday through Sunday, military families are invited to visit the Birdies for the Brave Patriots' Outpost, a hospitality chalet located on the 17th green offering complimentary food and beverages courtesy of Chick-Fil-A and HostSouth.
A special ceremony honoring military members will be held on Saturday, April 27 immediately following the second round. The event will be held on the 18th green and feature a VIP speaker, color guard from Hunter Army Airfield and singing of the national anthem. On Friday-Sunday, military members from Hunter Army Airfield will also serve as announcers on the 1st and 10th holes.
Through the "Birdies for Charity" program, Liberty Mutual Insurance will once again donate $100 for every birdie made on the The Club at Savannah Harbor's four par-3 holes and $25,000 for the first hole-in-one during the Legends Division competition (Friday-Sunday) to the Chaplain's Consolidated Tithes and Offering Fund at Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart.
The Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf's week of competition kicks off on April 22 with free admission for all spectators to the Demaret Division on Monday and Tuesday featuring golf legends Nicklaus, Player, Trevino, Billy Casper, Bob Goalby and more, followed by the Raphael Division on Friday and Saturday. Official competition begins with the first round of the Legends Division on Friday, April 26.
For more information about the event, please visit lmilog.com.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
"Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2011 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 84th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2011 revenue. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $120.1 billion in consolidated assets, $101.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
Liberty Mutual Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Insurance (libertymutualinsurance.com) employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour 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. Points earned in 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour's leading player. The Champions Tour's 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. In 2012, tournaments on all five Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, and PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.85 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR's website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow the Champions Tour at Facebook.com/Champions Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
About Birdies for the Brave
Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR designed to show support and appreciation to the courageous men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2005 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-injured troops. In 2006, the PGA TOUR adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded the program to include a variety of military outreach efforts, including a series of Birdies for the Brave fundraising events conducted at the TOUR's TPC clubs nationwide - an effort that has raised more than $10 million for 10 military homefront groups that provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded warriors and military families. For more information, visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org or follow them on Facebook.