Power Rankings: Hoag Classic
March 03, 2020
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- March 03, 2020
- Fred Couples is one to watch this week at the Hoag Classic. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
The season is officially underway now that Bernhard Langer snagged his early-season win. Langer and PGA TOUR Champions move from Tucson, Arizona to Newport Beach, California for the Hoag Classic, which has been contested at Newport Beach Country Club since 1996. It’s the fifth tournament of the year.
Last year, Kirk Triplett and Woody Austin dueled in a two-hole playoff. Triplett drained birdie on the second playoff hole to capture his eighth career title.
It’s a really strong field this year with marquee names like Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and the aforementioned Bernhard Langer.
Singh won in 2018, Couples has won twice and so has Jay Haas. Hale Irwin also has two wins at Newport Beach Country Club.
Another name to keep an eye on this week is Retief Goosen. Right after play on Sunday, he will fly cross country back to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to compete in THE PLAYERS Championship. He earned a spot through his win at the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS last year.
POWER RANKINGS: HOAG CLASSIC