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The CareerBuilder Challenge, formerly known as Humana Challenge and Bob Hope Classic, is a professional golf tournament played each January in California's Coachella Valley. Part of the PGA Tour's early season West Coast Swing, this tournament is well known for its celebrity pro-am, and was previously known for having five daily 18-hole rounds of competition vs. the Tour standard of four rounds. A Pro-Am, the event was hosted by Bob Hope for many years, and featured a number of celebrity participants. In 2012, the Humana changed its format to a traditional four round tournament, but played over three different courses. "The Hope" is organized by the nonprofit Desert Classic Charities.
In 2012, major changes in sponsorship for the Bob Hope Classic renamed it Humana Challenge until 2015 when changed to CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
The CareerBuilder Challenge announced Franklin American
Mortgage Company is this year's platinum sponsor. They
filled in after troubled automaker Chrysler dropped out
as a title sponsor in 2009. Chrysler has been a title
sponsor since the early 1980s and a sponsor since the
First established in 1960, the Bob Hope Classic is one
of the better-established golf tournaments in the
country. Originally known as the Palm Springs Golf
Classic, it's ancestry traces back to the popular
Thunderbird Invitational golf tournament, which was held
in Palm Springs, California, from 1954 up until 1959.
The CareerBuilder Challenge is a PGA competition that pits the
best golfers on the tour against each other.
The CareerBuilder Challenge is one of the rare five-round
events on tour, and it is a celebrity pro-am. Celebs and
amateurs play the first four rounds, pros only in the
final round. Bob Hope's name was added to the tournament
in 1965, and continues to be part of the tournament name
even after Hope's death in 2003. Arnold Palmer serves as
tournament host. Chrysler was the sponsor for many
years, but withdrew prior to the 2009 event.
The Hope is played on four courses, with pros and their
celeb/amateur partners rotating between the four over
the first four days, then the pros only finishing on the
designated host course for the final round. Currently,
the four courses are:
* PGA West (Palmer Private course), La Quinta, Calif.
* PGA West (Nicklaus Private course), La Quinta, Calif.
* La Quinta Country Club, La Quinta, Calif.
* Silver Rock Resort, Palm Springs, Calif.
Winners and results
In 2017, Hudson Swafford wins CareerBuilder Challenge
In 2016, Jason Dufner wins CareerBuilder Challenge
In 2015, Bill Haas wins Humana Challenge,
In 2014, Patrick Reed wins Humana Challenge, he ran in an 18-footer for birdie on the par-3 15th to push his advantage to three strokes and parred the final three holes. He completed the wire-to-wire victory at 28-under 260.
In 2013, Brian Gay wins Humana Challenge at La Quinta Country Club in California by beating Charles Howell III and David Lingmerth in a three person playoff after ending the tournament tied at 25-under par.
In 2012, Mark Wilson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Bob Hope Classic 2012, beating Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner by two strokes in a dramatic dusk finish.
In 2011, Venezuelan rookie Jhonattan Vegas wins Bob Hope Classic on 2nd playoff hole. Vegas made a 13-foot par putt on the second playoff hole Sunday after putting his tee shot in the water, holding off Gary Woodland to win in just his fifth tour start.
In 2010, Bill
Haas has learned some patience over the last half-decade,
and then it rewarded him on the final hole of a marathon
week at the Bob Hope Classic.
Haas made a short birdie putt after an aggressive approach
shot on the 18th hole to win the Hope Classic on Monday,
beating Matt Kuchar, Tim Clark and Bubba Watson by one
stroke with an 8-under 64.
In 2009, golfer Pat Perez become the Bob Hope Classic
current champion with a score of 327, 33 under par and
won a 1st place
prize of $918,000. For over 50 years, this tournament
has been a huge attraction for golf fans and will
certainly be a big spectacle for many more years to