PGA TOUR NEWS

THE “NEW BOB HOPE CLASSIC”

 

THE CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE becomes the new name for the former Bob Hope Classic.  It has a new name, sponsor and course location.

LA QUINTA, Calif. – The TPC Stadium Course, annually recognized as one of the top golf courses in the United States, and its PGA WEST sister course – the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course – will serve as two of the three courses for the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation PGA TOUR event in 2016. The announcement was made today by Desert Classic Charities (DCC), the host organization that has managed the tournament (formerly the Bob Hope Classic and Humana Challenge) since its inception in 1960.

The two PGA WEST courses will join long-time tournament mainstay La Quinta Country Club beginning with the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge, continuing the event’s recent tradition of being played solely within the city of La Quinta. The 2016 tournament, the first with CareerBuilder as title sponsor, will be held during the week of January 18 with official rounds scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 24.