World Golf Hall Fame member Vijay Singh and son Qass made eagle on the 18th hole to take the first-round lead at the 2015 PNC Father/Son Challenge. Team Singh shot 59 (-13) at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club for a two-shot lead over Steve and Sam Elkington, Lanny and Tucker Wadkins and Davis and Dru Love.
ORLANDO, FL - The PNC Father/Son Challenge today launched a commemorative tournament seal designed to reflect the unique Father and child bond that is the heritage of the event. The seal, which will evolve each year, uses elements of a golf course to create the silhouettes of a parent and child and complements the existing tournament logo.
The PNC Father/Son Challenge brings more than just great golf to Central Florida. The tournament impacts the Orlando-area community in ways that affect fans of all generations and genders. Support of programs and events like the Healthy Families Orange Program (HFO), Blessings in a Backpack, the LPGA Girls’ Golf Extravaganza and military appreciation shows the tournament and PNC’s commitment to the Central Florida community.
“The whole tournament is all about family and spending time with your family and the families of other players,” said Bernhard. “For these youngsters it is an amazing few days where they can rub shoulders with some of the legends of the game, deepen some friendships we have and create new memories.”
Defending Champion, 2015 Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer and son Jason will aim to repeat as champions;Ten Ryder Cup Captains, including current U.S. Captain Davis Love III, set to play; Twenty-team field boasts 12 World Golf Hall of Fame members, 350 PGA TOUR titles and 64 major championships
World Golf Hall Fame member Bernhard Langer and his 14-year-old son, Jason, won the PNC Father/Son Challenge on Sunday at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes. Langer, a two-time Masters winner, and Jason shot 62-59=121 (-23) to win the tournament by two shots over Davis and Davis (Dru) Love IV.
Six-time major champion Lee Trevino returns to this week's PNC Father/Son Challenge happier than ever. The 75-year-old's wit, charm and bright-lights smile was on full display at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando on Thursday as he made a surprise appearance at a fan clinic and shared stories with media members.
Mark O’Meara has won 16 PGA TOUR victories, including two major championships (1998 Masters Tournament, 1998 The Open Championship), has two Champions Tour wins, a U.S. Amateur title (1979), three European Tour wins and has represented the United States in five Ryder Cups and two Presidents Cups. The 57-year-old will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015. Even with all his success in golf, the soon-to-be Hall of Famer says one of his favorite tournaments each year is the PNC Father/Son Challenge.
This year, Lehman and his son, Thomas, now 19, will return to the PNC Father/Son Challenge after a seven-year hiatus. Why the long break? Thomas was busy playing football and baseball at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Raymond Floyd dominated the PNC Father/Son Challenge in the early years. Floyd is a four-time major champion, has won 22 times on the PGA TOUR, 14 times on the Champions Tour and has won five times at the PNC Father/Son Challenge. Floyd and his son Raymond Floyd Jr. won the first three years the tournament was held from 1995-97, then Raymond won with son Robert in 2000-2001.