Champions move over to the Gulf Coast


Champions TourNAPLES, Florida ' Some changes came to the 2009 The ACE Group Classic. It has a new host, Peter Jacobsen, and a new venue.
Jacobsen won't be able to play due to injury, but he is supposed to be with Golf Channel during broadcasts and also has a hand in recruiting some top talent to play.
The course, the TPC at Treviso Bay, was co-designed by Hal Sutton, a member of the Champions Tour who is in the field. It only opened to members on December 1, 2008.
Scott Hoch won his second consecutive event on tour when he titled last year at the ACE Group Classic. Last week, he was not able to defend at the Allianz Championship due to injury. Hoch is in the field as of Monday, but may not make it to the first tee on Friday.
The aforementioned Golf Channel has all three rounds.
The Champions Tour has off next week, but will return in two weeks at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California. Bernhard Langer won the trophy last year.
Related Links:
  • Full Coverage The ACE Group Classic
  • Golf Channel Airtimes