CareerBuilder Challenge January 17-21, 2018
The CareerBuilder Challenge began as the Palm Springs Classic back in 1960 – with Arnold Palmer as the very first champion. Since then, it has grown into one of the standout events of the PGA Tour, and the only tournament on the circuit that features Pro-Am play along with tournament play for the first 54 holes.
Golf legends such as Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Jason Dufner, and Tournament Ambassador Phil Mickelson have all made their way through the event. This year’s field features a blend of major champions, past winners of the event and rising superstars all competing for a purse of $5,900,000 and 500 FedExCup points. And this year – in a tournament first – local Palm Desert High School golfer, Charlie Reiter, will make his PGA Tour debut at the CareerBuilder Challenge.
The 2018 tournament will also feature all-new hospitality venues, and an enhanced concert series, making it one of the most fun-filled, action-packed events on the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing. Daily tickets to the CareerBuilder Challenge are on sale now and include admission to the golf tournament plus three on course greenside hospitality venues including the all-new 8,000 square foot Vons Fan Pavilion located on the 18th green. The CareerBuilder Challenge Concert Series presented by the H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation features two nights of rock and roll music with the popular Huey Lewis and the News on Friday, January 19th, followed by Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday after golf. The Concerts are expected to start at 4:30 PM on Friday and Saturday. Daily tickets are only $30 and include admission to the concerts following golf. Concerts will be held on the driving range of PGA WEST’s Stadium Course.