FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 2/28/2013
Fallen Oak Hosts 2013 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
Fred Couples Set to Defend Title as Entire Top 30 from Champions Tour Money List Committed to 2013 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
Mississippi Gulf Coast – With five World Golf Hall of Famers and 17 major championship winners, the 2013 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic field is already shaping up to be one of the strongest ever. The field, led by defending champion Fred Couples, includes six Masters Champions and all 30 of the Top 30 on the Champions Tour Money List, ready to display some of the best golf in the world on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic will take place March 21-24 at MGM Resorts International's Fallen Oak in Biloxi. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.2013MGRC.com or by calling the tournament office at (228) 896-6365. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
As a major sponsor of the tournament, Beau Rivage and Fallen Oak will be offering MGRC ticket holders a number of discounts and promotions, including the following:
- 25% off of total cash bill at Stalla, or Memphis Q. The code is BEAU25.
- Free appetizer at Jia with purchase of an entrée. The code is JIA875.
- Buy-One-Get-One-Free in the Beau Rivage Buffet.
- 25% off any cash purchase of $50 or more, at the Fallen Oak Pro Shop.
- 25% off any cash purchase of $50 or more in the Promenade Shops, on any Fallen Oak logo item.
MGRC SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, March 21
C Spire Wireless Pro-Am, Fallen Oak (Tee Times start at 7:30 AM)
Friday, March 22
First Round - Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, Fallen Oak (Split Tees start at 10:00 a.m.)
Saturday, March 23
Second Round – Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, Fallen Oak (Split Tees start at 11:00 a.m.)
Family Day - (STEM Zone presented by Chevron will be open on site)
Sunday, March 24
Final Round – Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, Fallen Oak (Split Tees start at 11:00 a.m.)
Military Appreciation Day - (active and retired military & families receive complimentary admission
with a military I.D.)
Awards Presentation – Immediately Following Conclusion of Play, 18th green
All events and times are subject to change.
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, PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $122 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.8 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 Fallen Oak
The Tom Fazio-designed Fallen Oak epitomizes the quiet elegance found in many of the world’s great golf courses. Joining the heralded Shadow Creek as the only golf courses built exclusively for MGM Resorts International guests, Fallen Oak is located 15 minutes outside of Biloxi at the edge of the DeSoto National Forest. The 7,487-yard course has earned more than 32 national honors for a masterful design that features dramatic elevation changes rarely seen at a Gulf Coast course and five sets of tees intended to challenge golfers of all abilities. Since 2010, Fallen Oak has played host to the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. For more information on Fallen Oak, please visit www.fallenoak.com.
For More Information:
Mary Cracchiolo-Spain, Beau Rivage