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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 17: Justin Leonard of the United States warms up on the range during the first round of the PNC Championship at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on December 17, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Major Champion Justin Leonard and PGA TOUR winner Notah Begay III will make their 2023 PGA TOUR Champions domestic debuts at the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO. Taking place Feb. 17-19 at Tiburón Golf Club’s Black Course, the Chubb Classic is Naples’ flagship PGA TOUR Champions event.  It’s now entering its 36th year.

Justin Leonard, who turned 50 in June, made his PGA TOUR Champions debut at the 2022 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.

Justin Leonard, the 1997 Open Champion and longtime Golf Channel and NBC Sports analyst intends to compete across the full season on PGA TOUR Champions in 2023.

Begay III, a multiple PGA TOUR winner and a Golf Channel and NBC Sports analyst, turned 50 last September and made his PGA TOUR Champions debut at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS in October of 2022.

He will compete in a full schedule on PGA TOUR Champions while appearing in key roles for Golf Channel and NBC Sports.

Additionally, joining them in headlining the latest wave of commitments include 2022 Charles Schwab Cup winner Steven Alker and longtime former Naples resident and multiple PGA TOUR winner Rocco Mediate. Alker, who won four times on the Champions TOUR in 2022 – including the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship – also captured the Arnold Palmer Award for the season-long money title and the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest scoring average for the 2022 season. Mediate has 13 professional victories worldwide, including four PGA TOUR Champions wins.

“We are excited about the continued strong level of commitments to our field for the Chubb Classic, and we look forward to celebrating the legends of the game in February,” said Sandy Diamond, executive director for the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO. “The tournament is shaping up to feature one of the strongest fields in recent history.”

These players will be among a 78-player field featuring major champions, Hall-of-Famers and past champions.

All will be competing in the 54-hole championship Friday-Sunday, Feb. 17-19, for a share of the $1.8 million purse. Previous commitments include defending champion Bernhard Langer. 2021 Champion Steve Stricker. Hall-of-Famers Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Sandy Lyle. Major champions Jim Fuyrk and Tom Lehman. As well as past champions Scott Parel, Joe Durant, Lee Janzen and Kirk Triplett. In addition, players have until 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 10 to commit to the Chubb Classic. GOLF Channel will televise live all three rounds of play.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Chubb Classic, including exclusive hospitality and general admission tickets. These choices offer a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2023 tournament tickets will be completely digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out and will be scanned at the main gate.

All service personnel, including military (active, retired, reserve and veteran) and service personnel (police, fire, EMS) and a plus one will receive complimentary admission to the 2023 Chubb Classic. Tickets compliments of SERVPRO. Tickets will be available at Will Call tournament week by showing proper identification. However, the complimentary Hero Outpost tickets must be downloaded in advance.  These are available from Proper ID is required at the main entrance. Additionally, children under 18 also will be admitted free into the tournament with a paid adult.

Info on how to win tickets here.


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Highest-Rated Pizza Restaurants in Naples in 2023 According to Yelp

Highest-Rated Pizza Restaurants in Naples in 2023 According to Yelp

Pizza is one of the most beloved foods in the world, enjoyed by people of all ages and cultures. It’s a versatile dish that can be customized with endless toppings and flavors to suit personal tastes. But what makes a pizza truly great?

We all have our personal preferences when it comes to what makes one pizza better than another. There are a few key factors to consider. First, the crust must be crispy and flavorful. Next, the sauce must be delicious and balanced, not overpowering the other ingredients. When it comes to toppings, quality ingredients are a must. Toppings need to be evenly distributed ensuring every bite has a perfect blend of ingredients.

Did you know that there are 350 slices of pizza consumed every second in the United States, and the average American eats pizza at least once a month. I mean, what’s not to love about a good, old-fashioned slice? How much does America love pizza? $45.1 billion in annual sales should give you a rough idea.

Naples Florida obviously traces it’s heritage back to Naples Italy so it’s no wonder there’s so many great pizza places in this town. Breaking it down to just the top 10 was an impossible choice so I went with scientific data from Yelp and left my own judgement out of this. Not all have social pages, but I included pics if I could because let’s be honest, pizza is a beautiful sight to see.

Top 10 Highest-Rated Pizza Restaurants in Naples in 2023 According to Yelp:

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