Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie Commit to 2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire

Mississippi Gulf Coast – Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie have committed to playing in the 2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire. Jimenez, known as “the most interesting man in golf,” will be making his first appearance, while Montgomerie, a 2013 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, makes his second straight trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
     Jimenez, a native of Spain, has two Champions Tour victories in three career starts, including earlier this year at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship. He has 21 international victories, and finished tied for 4th at The Masters in 2014.
Montgomerie, a native of Scotland, won two Champions Tour majors last year, the Senior PGA              
     Championship and the U.S. Senior Open. He finished second in Charles Schwab Cup points. He has captured 47 career victories overall. He finished tied for sixth at Fallen Oak last year, just five strokes behind winner Jeff Maggert.
     The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire will take place March 27-29 at MGM Resort International’s award- winning Fallen Oak in Biloxi. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased online at www.2015MGRC.com or by calling the tournament office at (228) 896-6365. Children 16 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. 

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 12-14 other consortium partners, who see this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2015 consortium partners are: Mississippi Power, Mississippi Development Authority, Beau Rivage Hotel & Resort-Fallen Oak, Harrah’s Gulf Coast, F.E.B. Distributing, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hard Rock Biloxi, Roy Anderson Corp, Hancock Bank, Yates Construction, IP Resort & Spa and Coca Cola. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
About Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast was formed in January 2007 when Harrison County HFH and HFH of Jackson County merged organizations. Since then, HFHMGC has incorporated Stone County into its service area and has constructed or repaired more than 898 homes. HFHMGC works in partnership with community stakeholders to create innovative, sustainable housing solutions by empowering all members of our community to actively participate in creating opportunity for people to transform their own lives. To learn more, visit www.hfhmgc.org
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 2014 determined Bernhard Langer 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. Greg McLaughlin is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is www.pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Follow the Champions Tour at facebook.com/ChampionsTour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
About Fallen Oak 
The Tom Fazio-designed Fallen Oak epitomizes the quiet elegance found in many of the world’s great golf courses. Joining the heralded Shadow Creek as the only golf courses built exclusively for MGM Resorts International guests, Fallen Oak is located 15 minutes outside of Biloxi at the edge of the DeSoto National Forest. The 7,487-yard course has earned more than 32 national honors for a masterful design that features dramatic elevation changes rarely seen at a Gulf Coast course and five sets of tees intended to challenge golfers of all abilities. Since 2010, Fallen Oak has played host to the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. For more information on Fallen Oak, please visit www.fallenoak.com


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