Cologuard Classic, a PGA TOUR Homecoming of Champions in Tucson

Players walk down the fairway at the Cologuard Classic played in Tucson, Arizona
Cologuard Classic 2019 (Courtesy of Tucson Conquistadores)

For many PGA TOUR Champions, playing in Tucson is a sort of homecoming of good friends. Professional golf in Tucson has a rich tradition and an impressive record of former champions that goes back to the 1940s. The camaraderie among such skilled players adds to the entertaining and engaging atmosphere of Champions golf events in Tucson.

The Tucson Conquistadores invite you to watch legends of men’s pro golf compete in the Cologuard Classic, an official PGA TOUR Champions event, at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort on February 23-March 1, 2020. The tournament features 54 holes of stroke play with no-cut Friday, Feb. 28 – Sunday, March 1.

The Cologuard Classic trophy and conquistador helmet
Iconic Tucson Conquistadores Helmet (Courtesy of Tucson Conquistadores)

Catalina Course’s Tough 18th Hole is Legendary

A history of excellence surrounds this event to be played on the celebrated Catalina Course at Tucson National in the scenic Tucson suburb Oro Valley. Designed by Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin, the 27-hole facility offers well-conditioned fairways and greens, towering stands of mature landscaping and creative risk/reward architectural themes.  The course has been selected as one of Golf Digest’s “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America.” The parkland-style layout has eight sparkling lakes and 80 bunkers. The 18th hole is considered one of the PGA TOUR’s finest and most challenging finishing holes.

On the tournament roster are 78 former champions who will participate in all three competitive rounds for a $1.7 million purse with $255,000 and 255 Charles Schwab Cup points to the winner. Scheduled to play are past Cologuard Classic winners Mark O’Meara and Steve Stricker as well as Fred Couples, Miguel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie and Tom Watson, among others.

Prior to the tournament start, the Jose Cuervo Pro-Am on Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 26 – 27 offers the rare opportunity to walk the course shoulder-to-shoulder with favorite players.

After-Party with Concert Under the Stars

After the last putt drops, everyone is invited to meet on the golf course’s practice range and unwind at an after-party on Saturday, Feb. 29.  Chart-topping country singer-songwriter Lee Brice and rising country music star Lindsay Ell will perform an exciting concert under the starry night sky.

Grammy Award Nominee Lee Brice
Everyone unwinds at the popular after-party concert (Photo credit: Chris Mooney)

Concert headliner Lee Brice is a Grammy Award nominee, a CMA nominee and a double ACM award winner, and he’s taken five radio singles to #1. Lindsay Ell has been lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes). Concert-and-golf general admission tickets start at $39 per person and are now on sale.

Plan a Cologuard Classic stay-and-play getaway with Visit Tucson partner lodging, restaurant, and attractions options available on VisitTucson.org.

If you can’t attend this year, watch the action live on The Golf Channel: February 28 (round 1) tape-delay coverage from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (ET). February 29 – March 1: (rounds 2 and 3) with live coverage from 4:30 to 7 p.m. (ET).

About Cologuard Classic

The Cologuard Classic serves as the kickoff to Colon Cancer Awareness Month in the United States and provides a platform to raise awareness about the importance of screenings.


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