Golf News for Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | Tournaments

2014 Humana Challenge tickets at pre-tournament special prices

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Coachella Valley golf fans can score any daily ticket to the 2014 Humana Challenge, in partnership with the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, in the most affordable and convenient fashion now by taking advantage of pre-tournament specials at

The official website for the PGA TOUR's 55th Humana Challenge, which returns to La Quinta Jan. 13-19, offers all of its ticket options for sale. Spectator savings are encouraged through these current online, pre-event ticket offers:
- Daily Grounds Ticket (for any of the four days of tournament play, Thursday-Sunday) is $30 (25% off the gate price of $40).
- Weekly Patron Badge (allowing grounds access Wed.-Sun.) is $90 (25% off the gate price of $120).
- Wednesday Pro-Am grounds ticket is $15 ($10 off the gate price of $25).

Popular ticket options which are only available online, and not at the gate during tournament week, include the Seniors Daily Ticket (good-any-one-day Wednesday-Sunday for patrons 55 and older) for $20, the Daily Clubhouse Ticket (good-any-one-day Wed.-Sun.) for $60, and the Weekly Member Badge (good Wed.-Sun. with clubhouse access) for $175.

Daily and week-long clubhouse badges and tickets to Club 17, a spectator venue along the 17th hole of the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST which was introduced at the 2013 Humana Challenge, remain on sale. Bob Hope Club memberships, Pro-Am positions and hospitality packages can also be purchased at or by calling the tournament at 760-346-8184. Tickets make for fantastic holiday gifts for Humana Challenge fans.

"We're pleased to present another opportunity for golf fans to be proactive, buy early and save big on Humana Challenge tickets," said Humana Challenge Executive Director/CEO Bob Marra. "The ticket specials we have offered thus far have enabled us to surpass ticket sales records for this time of year. It's very encouraging to see the great response as we continue to grow the tournament into one of the best on the PGA TOUR."

The popular Bob Hope Club offers full tournament (Thursday-Sunday) and weekend (Saturday-Sunday) memberships to those fans seeking the ultimate combination of golf and luxury - climate-controlled, indoor seating and tiered, patio seating overlooking the 18th green of the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST, breakfast and lunch buffets, afternoon snacks and premium bar service, a valet parking pass at PGA WEST, complimentary programs and daily pairings guides, and access to closed-circuit televisions and scoring computers to follow the Humana Challenge and its leaderboard.

The Humana Challenge is a 72-hole event and features 156 professionals playing for a $5.6 million purse at the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST (host course), the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club. Four-time PGA TOUR winner Brian Gay is the Humana Challenge's defending champion.

Since 1960, Desert Classic Charities, the non-profit entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has donated more than $52 million to Eisenhower Medical Center and numerous other non-profit organizations in the Coachella Valley.

About Humana Inc.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company's website at

About the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation works to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation's work has resulted in more than 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 18,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 55,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world.

And Clinton Global Initiative members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of more than 400 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit, read our blog at, and follow us on Twitter @ClintonFdn.

Since its inception, Desert Classic Charities, the charitable entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has contributed more than $52 million to the Eisenhower Medical Center and surrounding Coachella Valley nonprofit organizations. Its scope of giving is broad and includes structured and mentoring programs for children, social services, and food and safe shelter for the less fortunate. Desert Classic Charities is dedicated to continuing its mission to serve human needs in the Coachella Valley and beyond by generating funds and opportunities through the Humana Challenge.

The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning 120 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.

The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, and the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions has reached $1.86 billion.

The PGA TOUR's website is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.