Jon Rahm, the fourth-ranked player in the world, is among the golfers making early commitments to the CareerBuilder Challenge to be played in January.
Rahm and tournament ambassador Phil Mickelson, a two-time winner of the event, are among the biggest names to make the commitment to the PGA Tour event, which will celebrate its 59th year in the desert. They are also two of the five players currently in the top 50 in the world committed to the event.
Rahm, from Spain and who played his college golf at Arizona State, represents Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert on tour. Rahm won on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour in 2017.
Other notable names on the early list are defending champion Hudson Swafford, who earned his first PGA Tour victory in the tournament last January. Two-time CareerBuilder winner Bill Haas, Brandt Snedeker and Patton Kizzire, who won his first tour event three weeks ago at the OHL Classic in Mexico, are also in the field.
Past champions of the tournament making early commitments include Chad Campbell, Jhonattan Vegas and Mark Wilson.
Major champions in the field already include Angel Cabrera, a winner of the Masters and the U.S. Open, and two-time U.S. Open winner Lee Janzen. Kevin Chappell, who played on his first Ryder Cup team for the United States this year, is also in the field.
Other players who have won PGA Tour events committed to the event include Ryan Armour and Austin Cook, who like Kizzire have won during the Fall Series on the tour this season, Bryson DeChambeau, Ken Duke, Matt Jones, Martin Laird, Hunter Mahan, John Merrick
The tournament will be played Jan. 18-21 at three courses, the Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA West in La Quinta and La Quinta Country Club. The tournament will also feature driving range concerts by Huey Lewis and the News and the Goo Goo Dolls.
When: Jan. 17-21
Where: Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West, La Quinta Country Club
Defending champion: Hudson Swafford
Television: Golf Channel
Tickets, information: careerbuilderchallenge.com
Written by Larry Bohannan, posted by The Desert Sun: https://www.desertsun.com/story/sports/golf/careerbuilder/2017/11/30/jon-rahm-phil-mickelson-head-early-list-careerbuilder-golfers/911568001/
Huey Lewis and The News, Goo Goo Dolls to Perform at CareerBuilder Challenge Concert Series presented by H. N. And Frances C. Berger Foundation
La Quinta, CA – The CareerBuilder Challenge announced today that rock bands Huey Lewis and The News and Goo Goo Dolls will headline this year’s all-new CareerBuilder Challenge Concert Series presented by H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.
The CareerBuilder Challenge PGA TOUR golf event and the CareerBuilder Challenge Concert Series presented by H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation will provide fans with a festival-style event, bringing together great local food, popular musicians, and the world’s best golfers – all on one stage.
The CareerBuilder Challenge will be played at the iconic PGA West Stadium, PGA West Nicklaus and La Quinta Country Club courses January 17-21. Phil Mickelson, the 42-time PGA TOUR winner and World Golf Hall of Famer, will serve as tournament ambassador, competing against 155 of the best golfers in the world for an early season victory.
The concert series will feature Huey Lewis and The News on Friday, January 19th and Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday, January 20th on the driving range at PGA West immediately following the second and third rounds of the golf tournament.
“We are excited to unveil our golf festival model at this year’s event featuring great food, wine, spirits, music and world class PGA TOUR golf,” said Jeff Sanders, Executive Director of the CareerBuilder Challenge. “We are stepping up our game this year by bringing in two nights of music. Fans will finish the day by listening to the sounds of Huey Lewis and the News on Friday and Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday night after golf on the range.”
Huey Lewis and The News formed in 1979 and has sold over 20 million albums. The Grammy-award winning group has recorded numerous Top Ten Hits including “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “The Power of Love,” and many others. “The Power of Love,” which was written and recorded for the film Back to The Future, was a worldwide hit and reached #1 on the Billboard singles chart.
Formed in Buffalo, NY in 1986, Goo Goo Dolls haves sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. and more than 12 million records worldwide. The band has recorded 19 Top Ten singles and their smash hit single “Iris” was named the biggest pop radio song of the last 20 years by Billboard magazine.
Daily tickets to the CareerBuilder Challenge PGA TOUR event are on sale now and include admission to the golf tournament, CareerBuilder Challenge Concert Series presented by H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, the all-new Vons Fan Pavilion on the 18th green at PGA West Stadium, and two additional on-site hospitality venues. There are no additional cover charges or upgraded tickets needed for entry into these on-course hospitality venues.
For more information on the CareerBuilder Challenge and CareerBuilder Challenge Concert Series presented by H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and to purchase tickets, please visit www.CBChallenge.com.