BILOXI, Miss., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The field for the 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic reads like a "who's who" of professional golf with 75 players scheduled to compete for the $1.6 million purse in the PGA Tour Champions event scheduled from April 1-April 3 at the Tom Fazio-designed course in Saucier.
Five World Golf Hall of Famers, 19 PGA TOUR Champions Tour major winners and 11 PGA TOUR major championship winners will be featured in the three-day, 54-hole tournament – making this year one of the strongest fields ever, according to tournament officials who released the final field of players on Friday.
2015 MGRC champion David Frost will defend his title against some of the best players in the world, including former champions Jeff Maggert, Michael Allen and Fred Couples. Couples is joined in the field by fellow World Golf Hall of Fame members Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Larry Nelson. The 19 PGA TOUR Champions major winners account for 37 major wins on tour.
ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC
In addition to C Spire as the tournament's presenting sponsor, the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is uniquely funded by a group of 11 consortium partners who view this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2016 consortium partners include
C Spire, Mississippi Power, Beau Rivage Hotel & Resort-Fallen Oak, IP Resort & Spa, F.E.B. Distributing, Habitat for Humanity, Hard Rock Biloxi, Harrah's Gulf Coast, Hancock Bank, Hollywood Gulf Coast/Boomtown, Coca-Cola and Roy Anderson Corp. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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