Watson, Pavin and Cook posted their best Toshiba Classic finishes in 2010, all placing in the top seven. Watson fired the best round of the 2010 Classic with a final-round 62 that enabled him to jump 24 spots on the leaderboard and tie for fifth place. Pavin, a Classic rookie in 2010, and Cook tied for seventh. O'Meara, who spent his formative years in golf as a teen in Mission Viejo, finished runner-up at the 2009 Toshiba Classic.
Watson, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, owns 39
Pavin is a 15-time PGA Tour winner and the 1995 U.S. Open champion. The former
Pavin captained the 2010 United States
Cook, a Corona del Mar resident, owns 11 PGA Tour and five Champions Tour titles. In 2010, Cook made 25 Champions Tour starts, winning the season-ending
O'Meara, a former Costa Mesa City Championship winner, is a 16-time PGA Tour winner and the 1998 Masters and 1998 British Open champion. He broke through to win his first two Champions Tour events last year, including a major at the Constellation Energy Senior
"We sincerely appreciate the commitments we have already received from Tom, Corey, John and Mark," Toshiba Classic Executive Director Jeff Purser said in a statement. "Those standing to benefit most from this are our golf fans. I don't know if there is a greater golf legend playing on the Champions Tour than Tom Watson."
The $1.7 million Toshiba Classic, the only Southern California event on the Champions Tour, awards a $255,000 winner's check and is televised on