After being wooed by Turnberry Isle in Aventura over the summer, the Allianz Championship is back in Boca and signed through 2012 at the Old Course at Broken Sound.

To celebrate the tournament's fifth year in Boca, the tournament has big plans for its week-long run that starts Feb. 7. For the second consecutive year, the Allianz will not charge an admission fee; last year, more than 80,000 fans attended the event (won by Boca resident Bernhard Langer), a record number at the Old Course and largely due to the free tickets.

Prior to the main event, the tournament is staging a first-ever Executive Women's Pro-Am, presented by Lilly Pulitzer, on Feb. 8. Ladies will have an opportunity to play nine holes with a PGA Champions Tour player as well as enjoy lunch and a gift package from Lilly Pulitzer.

Also, the Allianz is launching a Birdies Fore Charities program with local nonprofits, an idea that has been very successful at other golf tournaments. The idea is that people pledge 2 cents or more for every birdie made, with the total amount going to that charity. The person who guesses the correct number of birdies for the tournament wins a 50-inch Toshiba flat-screen TV.

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