Fred Couples Headlines Strongest Field Ever at Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak

Mar 17, 2014

Nine Hall of Famers Competing in Exceptional Field

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Biloxi, Miss. – With nine World Golf Hall of Famers, eight Masters Champions and 20 major championship winners overall, the 2014 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire boasts the strongest field ever, and is ready to display some of the best golf in the world and welcome visitors to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 2012 MGRC Champion Fred Couples is joined by fellow World Golf Hall of Fame members Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie, Larry Nelson and Nick Price.
The overall strength of the field is evident as 20 PGA TOUR Major winners covering 33 titles, as well as 22 Champions Tour Major winners covering 37 titles, will compete.  The final field is as follows:
Allen, Michael
Andrade, Billy
Armour III, Tommy
Blake, Jay Don
Brooks, Mark
Browne, Olin
Bruckner, Greg
Bryant, Bart
Bryant, Brad
Calcavecchia, Mark
Chapman, Roger
Clampett, Bobby
Coceres, Jose
Cochran, Russ
Couples, Fred
Crenshaw, Ben
Dunlap, Scott
Faldo, Nick
Faxon, Brad
Fehr, Rick
Forsman, Dan
Frost, David
Funk, Fred
Gallagher, Jr., Jim
Gilder, Bob
Glasson, Bill
Goodes, Mike
Haas, Jay
Hallberg, Gary
Hart, Jeff
Henninger, Brian
Hoch, Scott
Idoki, Kohki
Kite, Tom
Langer, Bernhard
Lehman, Tom
Levi, Wayne
Lowery, Steve
Lu, Chien Soon
Lyle, Sandy
Magee, Andrew
Maggert, Jeff
McNulty, Mark
Mediate, Rocco
Mize, Larry
Montgomerie, Colin
Nelson, Larry
O'Meara, Mark
Pate, Steve
Pavin, Corey
Pernice Jr., Tom
Perry, Kenny
Price, Nick
Purtzer, Tom
Quigley, Dana
Reid, Mike
Riegger, John
Roberts, Loren
Rutledge, Jim
Sauers, Gene
Senior, Peter
Short, Jr., Wes
Simpson, Scott
Sindelar, Joey
Sluman, Jeff
Spittle, Rod
Stadler, Craig
Sutton, Hal
Thorpe, Jim
Toledo, Esteban
Triplett, Kirk
Tway, Bob
Wadkins, Bobby
Waldorf, Duffy
Wiebe, Mark
Wood, Willie

The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire will take place March 21-23 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. A field of 81 will play for a total purse of $1.6 million and a $240,000 first place share. In addition to presenting sponsor C Spire, the tournament is uniquely funded by 12 consortium sponsors, who see this event as an ideal way to showcase the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc.

Tickets are priced at just $15 each and they can be used for any single day of the tournament. Children age 15 and under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Order your tickets online now at or call the tournament office at (228) 896-6365.

The tournament will be broadcast with six hours of live coverage by the Golf Channel and the benefiting charity is Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information about the tournament visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at MGRclassic.

About the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire
In addition to C Spire as the tournament’s Presenting Sponsor, The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire is uniquely funded by 12 consortium partners, who see this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2014 consortium partners are: C Spire, Mississippi Power, State of Mississippi, Hard Rock Resort, Beau Rivage Hotel & Resort-Fallen Oak, Harrah’s Gulf Coast, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, F.E.B. Distributing, Hancock Bank, Roy Anderson Corp, W.G. Yates Construction and Coca-Cola. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

About Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Casual elegance awaits at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, MGM Resort's International’s destination resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  French for "beautiful shore," Beau Rivage blends the charm and character of the Mediterranean with graceful touches of Southern hospitality. From the 31 majestic oak trees that line the front entry drive to the 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, the resort offers AAA Four-Diamond accommodations unparalleled anywhere in the Southeast. Ten restaurants, four nightclubs and bars, an 85,000 square-foot casino, a world-class spa and salon, an upscale shopping promenade, a state-of-the-art convention center, a 1,550-seat showroom featuring headline entertainment and a wide array of production shows and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, make a visit to Beau Rivage one of the finest destination resort experiences in the South. For more information or to make reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit

About The Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game, with many of its 32 members in the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events. The Tour also counts numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 determined Kenny Perry as the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow the Champions Tour at and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
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