Golf News for Friday, November 15, 2013 | Tournaments

PGA Tour's 2014 Humana Challenge announces Holiday Package offer

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- With the arrival of the holiday shopping season, the PGA TOUR's 2014 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation encourages golf fans to stuff the stockings early. Today's Holiday Package offer includes two good-any-one-day grounds tickets for the tournament rounds (Thursday-Sunday) and a Humana Challenge cap for $60 ($90 value). This special ticket offer is available through Dec. 13 online only at

Further proving there is no need to wait until Black Friday to shop for gifts, the Humana Challenge's Holiday Package comes with free shipping.

"Humana Challenge tickets always make for terrific holiday gifts for golf fans, and we're pleased to present another opportunity for everyone to buy early and save big," said Humana Challenge Executive Director/CEO Bob Marra.

The 55th Humana Challenge, which returns to La Quinta Jan. 13-19, offers all of its ticket options for sale in a convenient manner at More popular ticket deals for sale online include:
- Weekly Patron Badge (allowing grounds access Wednesday-Sunday) is $90 (25% off the gate price of $120).
- Wednesday Pro-Am grounds ticket is $15 ($10 off the gate price of $25).
- Seniors Daily Ticket (good-any-one-day Wed.-Sun. for patrons 55 and older) is $20. Available online only.
- Daily Clubhouse Ticket (good-any-one-day Wed.-Sun.) is $60.
- Weekly Member Badge (good Wed.-Sun. with clubhouse access) is $175.

Clubhouse badges and tickets to Club 17, a spectator venue along the 17th hole of the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST, Bob Hope Club memberships, tournament week Pro-Am positions and hospitality packages can also be purchased at or by calling 760-346-8184.

The popular Bob Hope Club offers full tournament (Thursday-Sunday) or 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 Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation builds partnerships of great purpose between businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals everywhere to deliver lasting solutions and empower people to live better lives. Because of our work, nearly 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 21,000 African farmers have improved their crops to feed 30,000 people; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; more than 5 million people have benefited from lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; and CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments to action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world.

Learn more at, on Facebook at and 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.