The countdown is underway for the Honda Classic happening in Palm Beach. In its 47th year, the Honda Classic will bring with it a plethora of PGA and international players, golf enthusiasts and spectators. The tournament will run Feb. 25th – Mar. 3rd and will feature 144 players, including Justin Thomas, 2018’s defending champion.
Springing up from the desire to positively impact the community, the Honda Classic is more than just a premier golfing event, but an opportunity to raise money to support local charities. In 2018, the tournament raised a record-breaking $4.55 million, 25 percent more than the previous year, to give to children’s charities. More than 50,000 children and their families reaped the benefits from the substantial donation.
The increased exposure of the event has naturally led to a surge of funds raised to benefit the community and with the return of Tiger Woods to the tournament, last year, an unprecedented number of attendees, confirmed at 224,642 people showed up contributing to the success in fundraising. Other all-star talent that have participated in the past include Ricky Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington.
“We continue to raise the bar and challenge the imagination on the impact we can make on the Palm Beach County community,” said Kenneth R. Kennerly, Honda Classic Executive Director. As we’re weeks away from the 2019 tournament, optimism is high that this year will also hold record-breaking results as well.
The tournament isn’t the only attraction occurring over the week long period. The Michelob ULTRA Terrace will feature an array of cuisine and drinks and partakers can take in the scenes from the 9th Green. Live music will also be featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as a part of the After Play Concert Series.
Daily ground tickets range from $20-$55, while packages are also available, beginning at $99.