Breakfast with a champion: Montgomerie

The 20th Toshiba Classic won't disappoint when it comes to its annual Breakfast With a Champion, as World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomerie, a 41-time professional winner who joined the Champions Tour in 2013, will be the keynote speaker on March 11.

The event, presented by The Allergan Foundation, begins at 7 a.m. at Balboa Bay Resort.

The breakfast also includes awarding two top Orange County students with a $10,000 scholarship from the Toshiba Classic Scholarship Fund.

Montgomerie, 50 and a native of Scotland, turned professional in 1987 before debuting on the European Tour a year later. In his career he has collected 41 professional wins, including 31 on the European Tour and three on the Champions Tour, which he just joined last year. Montgomerie was named European Tour Player of the Year four times in the last five years of the late 1990s, and in a testament to his accomplishments, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.

Golf legends including Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Steve Elkington, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Fuzzy Zoeller and Chi Chi Rodriguez are all past guests of the breakfast. Tickets sell for $125 per seat (sold only in pairs), and tables are also available; contact the Toshiba Classic at (949) 660-1001 to purchase.

Tickets for the Toshiba Classic are on sale now. Visit to purchase, or call, to secure corporate packages.

The $1.75 million Toshiba Classic will award a $262,500 winner's check to the 2014 champion and is televised live on Golf Channel on March 14 from 3:30- 6 p.m., March 15 from 4-6 p.m. PT, and March 16, from 4-6 p.m. PT.

— From staff reports

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