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Phil Mickelson: Tournament Ambassador

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The PGA Tour heads to the desert for the CareerBuilder Challenge and what formerly was called The Bob Hope Classic. Hope was the driving force behind his tournament for over fifty years. Hope was instrumental in building the tournament into a ‘must-play’ on tour as he brought his fellow celebrities, from the Rat Pack to sitting U.S. Presidents to play the game he so loved. He raised millions for charities and after his passing the torch was passed to former… Continue Reading

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Blast form the Past: The Bob Hope Desert Classic

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The PGA Tour sets up camp this week in the desert at what is now called The CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Wow, that’s a mouthful. And I always thought the The Bob Hope Desert Classic had a few too many words. To the old timers it has always been just “The Hope.” Bob Hope did more to grow this game than anyone playing the tours today. It could be argued that Hope’s contribution to golf is… Continue Reading

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Bill Clinton Rocks the Humana Challenge

by Jeff Skinner By any measure the newly reconfigured Human Challenge in Partnership with the Clinton Foundation has to be considered a success.  President Clinton’s presence and influence have set the former Bob Hope Classic on a successful path to recovery. Mark Wilson may have carted home the hardware and the million dollar check but the star of the show was President Clinton.  Much like it had been during its heyday as The Hope the star was never the players. … Continue Reading

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The Humana Has Phil, Norman & Clinton But No Hope

by Jeff Skinner It’s that time again, that time when the PGA Tour moves to the mainland and all of those fans whose clubs have been replaced with snow shovels check the calendar to see when it will be our turn to tee it up. The Southern Californian desert plays host the newly configured Humana Challenge in Partnership with the Clinton Foundation.  That’s a heck of a mouthful for a tournament that used to be called simply “The Hope.”  With… Continue Reading

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