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Bob Hope Classic
January 18-21, 2019
Course(s): PGA West Stadium Course PGA West Course
La Quinta Country Club
Prize fund: $5,800,000
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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 1960s.
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.
CareerBuilder Challenge Winners and results
In 2018, Jon Rahm wins CareerBuilder Challenge
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 come.