TWO-TIME CHAMPION AND WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAMER PHIL MICKELSON RETURNS AS TOURNAMENT AMBASSADOR AND COMPETITOR; POST-ROUND CONCERT SCHEDULE EXPANDS TO FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF PLAY; FANS CAN SAVE UP TO $25 BY PURCHASING TICKETS BY JAN. 14 AT WWW.CAREERBUILDERCHALLENGE.COM
The 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge announced that tickets are on sale to the public for the 59th edition of the Coachella Valley’s annual PGA TOUR golf tournament, to be held Jan. 17-21. Daily and weekly grounds tickets and senior tickets are available now through tournament week at the tournament’s official website, www.CareerBuilderChallenge.com.
Fans are encouraged to secure tickets online by Jan. 14 in order to take advantage of up to a $25 discount from at-the-gate ticket pricing during tournament week.
World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson – the CareerBuilder Challenge’s 2002 and 2004 champion, a 42-time PGA TOUR winner and a five-time major champion – returns as the CareerBuilder Challenge’s ambassador and will again compete in the event.
CareerBuilder Challenge patrons can expect to enjoy a fan experience with enhanced entertainment value while embedding themselves in the heart of the desert’s premier sporting and social scene. New this year, all CareerBuilder Challenge spectators will have access to multiple on-course hospitality areas at the Stadium Course at PGA WEST, which offer premium food and beverage options for purchase and the best views of the golf action. More details will be announced in November.
After featuring popular Indie-pop band Fitz and the Tantrums in what was the event’s first live, post-round concert last year, the CareerBuilder Challenge will double its concert quotient in January to include post-round concerts following Friday’s second round and Saturday’s third round. Musical artists and concert locations will be announced at a later date and concert admission will be included with all Friday, Saturday and weekly (five-day) grounds tickets – no additional or upgraded tickets needed.
The following ticket options are now available at www.CareerBuilderChallenge.com through Jan. 14:
The $5.9 million CareerBuilder Challenge, the PGA TOUR’s first mainland event of the new year and its first event on the west coast swing, features 156 professional golfers playing 72 holes over three golf courses – the Stadium and Jack Nicklaus Tournament Courses at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club.
The CareerBuilder Challenge is the Coachella Valley’s longest-running charitable event and has raised more than $58 million for Eisenhower Medical Center and other local charities since its inception as the Palm Springs Golf Classic in 1960.