Contested at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla., the $1.6 million tournament is the first of two new events on the circuits Florida Swing. The other inaugural event will be the The Ginn Championship at Ocean Hammock in Palm Coast, Fla., on Mar. 26-April 1, which also will air on the GOLF CHANNEL.
Nick Price will make his Champions Tour debut in the Allianz Championship. A prolific member of a bumper 2007 rookie class, the 50-year-old Zimbabwean is a two-time PGA Championship winner who also has a British Open title on his resume. Among other newcomers this year are Major Champions Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Mark OMeara, and Jeff Sluman.
Jay Haas and Loren Robert highlight a field that has 24 of the top 30 players off last years money list. Also scheduled to compete are fan-favorites Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Craig Stadler and Fuzzy Zoeller.