Allianz Championship Tournament Director Ryan Dillon has announced that the PGA Champions Tour tournament will be giving all professional and local amateurs 50 or older one chance to qualify for the tournament, scheduled to be held Feb. 4-10 at the Old Course at Broken Sound.
This Allianz Open Qualifier, held at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach (formerly Hamlet Country Club), will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 5 and will be available to all touring and club professionals along with local amateurs who are all 50 or older and carry a USGA Index of 3.5 or lower.
“This is a rare chance for local amateurs and professionals to catch lightning in a bottle and test their mettle against the most serious golfers in the area for the grand prize of teeing it up with the legends of the PGA Tour,” Dillon said.
The Allianz Open Qualifier sign up deadline is Friday, Jan. 25, having a maximum field of 84 and a minimum field of 40 participants with a cost of $400 per participant. Amateurs who qualify for the Allianz Championship will have to give up their amateur status for one year but can reapply after that term.
The Allianz Championship has a purse of $1.8 million with an economic impact of $15 million to the South Florida area. Last year’s winner at the Allianz Championship, Corey Pavin, defeated Peter Senior on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. The Allianz Championship was Pavin’s first Champions Tour victory.
For additional information, including Skybox tickets and other hospitality, call (561) 241-GOLF (4653) or visit the Allianz Championship web site at www.allianzchampionship.com.
Above: The Allianz Open Qualifier will be held Feb. 5 at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach.