Tuesday, March 22, 2016
For Immediate Release
Fred Couples Forced to Withdraw from 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire
2012 Champion and World Golf Hall of Famer Continues to Battle Back Issues
Mississippi Gulf Coast – Fred Couples has withdrawn from the 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire, it was announced today. Couples, who won the event in 2012, continues to battle back issues.
“We are going to miss Fred Couples playing in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic this year,” said tournament director Steve Nieman. “Freddie is a tremendous player and a proud champion on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He has expressed his disappointment in not being able to compete in our tournament, which is one of his favorites on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule. We look forward to hosting him next year.”
The 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire still boasts one of the strongest fields ever. 2015 champion David Frost will defend his title against some of the best players in the world, including former champions Jeff Maggert and Michael Allen, and World Golf Hall of Fame members Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Larry Nelson. The field, which features 26 of the Top 30 on the current Charles Schwab Cup Money List.
The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire will take place March 31 - April 3 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. Tickets are $15 and on sale now. They can be purchased online at www.2016MGRC.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 a group of consortium partners, who see this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2016 consortium partners are: C Spire, Mississippi Power, Beau Rivage Hotel & Resort-Fallen Oak, IP Resort & Spa, F.E.B. Distributing, Habitat for Humanity, Hard Rock Biloxi, Harrah’s Gulf Coast, Hancock Bank, Hollywood Gulf Coast/Boomtown, Coca-Cola and Roy Anderson Corp. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.