Pro-Golfer Jack Nicklaus says tournament is a thrill to play
ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2018 – IMG and NBC Sports today announced that The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. has extended its contract as title sponsor of the PNC Father/Son Challenge, the tournament that pairs the games’ legends alongside their sons, daughters and grandchildren.
PNC’s multi-year extension as title sponsor keeps the PGA Tour Challenge Event in Orlando reflecting the bank’s commitment to Central Florida. PNC has served as title sponsor of the tournament since 2012. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes will continue to play host to the PNC Father/Son Challenge. The 2018 PNC Father/Son Challenge will take place Friday-Sunday, Dec. 14-16, with television coverage on Golf Channel and NBC.
“The PNC Father/Son Challenge long ago became one of my family’s favorite golf tournaments,” said 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus. “I have had the pleasure of playing with my sons, and last year, partnering with my 15-year-old grandson GT was a thrill. I am delighted the event—a uniquely special one to us fathers and grandfathers, and perhaps to
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Sunday, December 17, 2017 – Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. shot a final round 60 (-12) on Sunday, following up yesterday’s round of 59 (-13), to seal victory at the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge with a 119 (-25) total.
The duo, who become the third team to win on their debut, started the day at 13 under par and never looked back, despite the lead changing hands on several occasions - eventually winning the prestigious event by three shots from Team Duval and Team Langer to earn the $200,000 first-place check.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Argentinian two-time Major Champion, Angela Cabrera, and son Angel Cabrera Jr. fired a sensational bogey-free first round 59 (-13) to lead the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge at the halfway stage.
Playing in their first PNC Father/Son Challenge, Team Cabrera birdied the first hole before adding further gains on Nos. 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 to turn at 6-under-par before coming back in 29, including three closing birdies to break the magic 60 mark.
Eighteen-time Major winner, former Father/Son champion and the most decorated player in the all-star 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge field, Jack Nicklaus, is set to make his 16th appearance in the tournament and his first with 15-year-old Grandson, Gary “GT” Nicklaus.
At the age of 77, The Golden Bear joins Arnold Palmer as the only competitor to play alongside a grandson having usually played alongside his sons, Jack and Gary, on alternating years.
Duval Returns for PNC Father/Son Challenge Title Defense
Defending Champions David Duval and Nick Karavites return The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando quietly confident of defending the title they won in sensational fashion last year with a final round 62 (-10).
Lining up against a field including more than 500 victories across the PGA TOUR, European Tour and PGA TOUR Champions, 57 major championships and 9 World Golf Hall of Fame members, the pair took a look at the course today in the Pro-Am and continued to finalize their pre-tournament preparations ahead of the first round on Saturday, December 16.
Two-time Open Champion Greg Norman returns to the PNC Father/Son Challenge with his son, Greg, Jr., for the first time since 2008.
You’re returning to the PNC Father/Son Challenge this year for the first time since 2008. Have you and Greg, Jr. been practicing and strategizing in anticipation of the competition?
Yes, we have been practicing and have also played a few rounds in a scramble to prepare for the tournament format.