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Volume 6, Issue 8  |  January 26, 2021

2021 Hoag Classic postponed

Last week it was announced that the 2021 Hoag Classic has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was scheduled for March 1-7 at Newport Beach Country Club. 

In conjunction with the PGA TOUR Champions, which helps plan and sponsor the highly anticipated event, the tournament’s organizers are exploring options for potentially rescheduling later in the year.

As Orange County’s leading health care network, Hoag is on the frontlines of combating this global pandemic and is committed to keeping its focus squarely on the community’s health. Any gatherings are in direct conflict with Hoag’s health mission. 

2021 Hoag Classic crowd

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The crowd surrounds the 18th green at Newport Beach Country Club during a previous Hoag Classic

Since caring for the state’s first known COVID-19 patient back in January 2020, Hoag has worked tirelessly to provide comprehensive, life-saving care for the community. Over the past year, Hoag has conducted more than 20 COVID-19 clinical trials to expand patient access to cutting-edge therapies and innovative treatment options. Some of these trials’ markedly improved outcomes include decreased mortality and decreased length of stay for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. 

In October, Hoag became the first in the nation to offer a phase 1 trial for a novel COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed here in Southern California. 

Since 1998, the Hoag Classic has raised more than $20 million benefiting many of Hoag’s programs and services, including the Hoag Family Cancer Institute, Women’s Health Institute, Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute and the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center. In addition to Hoag, tournament proceeds have benefited more than 50 local charities, including numerous military charities associated with the tournament’s annual Military Appreciation Day.

The health and safety of players, staff, volunteers, fans and all tournament stakeholders are the top priority for both tournament organizers and PGA TOUR Champions, and details about rescheduling the 2021 Hoag Classic will be released at a later date.

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