The Humana Challenge PGA Tour event comes to La Quinta January 16-22. The host course will be La Quinta’s PGA West Palmer Private golf course. Both Pro’s and amateurs will also play the PGA West Nicklaus Private golf course and the storied La Quinta Country Club. Golf course home and condo owners and their guests at the three courses will have front row luxury viewing of all the golf action.
Playing With PGA Tour Pros
This event brings back found memories for my husband Bill as he was selected by draw to play in the Hope celebrity field for four rounds with celebrity playing partners Marcus Allen and Sterling Sharp. Bill’s group was then paired in the tournament playing rounds with golf major winners Corey Pavin, Mike Weir, Justin Leonard (who won the event that year) and on the final day with John Daly and some huge galleries.
“All the crowds and pressure kind of got me amped up,” Bill said. “As a 14 handicap, I averaged four natural birdies each day and while playing with Daly I missed a hole in one by about two inches. With crowds four deep lining the fairways during Saturday’s round, I kept thinking to myself just don’t hit anyone!”