DULUTH, Georgia (February 6, 2023) – Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event will return to TPC Sugarloaf this May, featuring a week full of family-friendly activities, charitable events and remarkable play on the storied championship course. The tournament, which debuted in 2013 and annually features a who’s who of golf legends and fan favorites, will continue to build on the game’s rich tradition. Attendees will enjoy world-class play and special events set against a beautiful backdrop, making it a social experience all can enjoy. “We are thrilled to welcome back golf fans to one of our region’s most noted courses, TPC Sugarloaf,” says Ashley Hamilton, tournament director. “We look forward to another year of competition, family fun and charitable giving that will create an enjoyable PGA TOUR Champions experience for all in attendance.”
The 54-hole tournament will feature 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals vying for a $2 million prize purse, as well as the opportunity to boost their standing in the Charles Schwab Cup points list. The full field will be announced over the coming weeks. Past champions include Steve Flesch, who won the 2022 tournament, making him the first two-time champion in the tournament’s history following his 2018 win; Dicky Pride (2021); Scott McCarron (2019); Stephen Ames (2017); Woody Austin (2016); Olin Browne (2015); Miguel Ángel Jiménez (2014); and World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer (2013).
“The Mitsubishi Electric Classic brings golf legends and exceptional play to Duluth, but it’s always been more than a golf tournament to us,” says Mike Corbo, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. “Contributing to vibrant and sustainable communities is a big part of our company’s vision. We are proud
to be able to do that through the charitable giving of the tournament, in a community we are so invested in.”
In 2022, the tournament raised and donated $558,270 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and a number of other local charities. To date, the tournament has generated more
than $3.6 million in charitable giving.
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About Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
Headquartered in Cypress, CA, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., is a US affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and manufactures cooling and heating products, elevators and escalators, space and sensing systems and semiconductor devices. Mitsubishi Electric contributes to a vibrant and sustainable
society through continuous innovation and “Making Changes for the Better.” For additional information visit us.mitsubishielectric.com/en.
About Mitsubishi Electric Classic
The Mitsubishi Electric Classic returns to the metro Atlanta area May 1-7, 2023, and looks forward to welcoming golf legends on PGA TOUR Champions. The Mitsubishi Electric Classic proudly stands as a premier golf tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions, but this event is much more than a golf tournament. The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation Inc., has raised over $3.6 million since the first tournament in 2013. Follow the Mitsubishi Electric Classic online at mitsubishielectricclassic.com, on Facebook, on Twitter (@MEClassicGolf) and on Instagram (@mitsubishielectricclassic).
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission 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 and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, on Facebook, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (@pgatourchampions).
All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Tournament programming is available via 20-plus TV linear partners in 170- plus countries and territories, with 25 channels carrying long-form
and/or highlights coverage, and 170-plus hours of live coverage distributed in 130-plus countries and territories. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside of the United States (240-plus countries and territories), excluding China, Korea and
Russia, with live coverage distributed in 130-plus countries and territories.