Honda Classic Sets New Record for Money Raised

On the last weekend of February, the PGA Tour made its annual stop in Palm Beach County when the Champion course at PGA National hosted the Honda Classic. The event was won by Michael Thompson, which was his first win on the PGA Tour. In the coming weeks, the Honda Classic experienced another first.

the-honda-classicThe event, held in Palm Beach Gardens, announced Wednesday that it set a new record for money raised for its charity partners. The event raised and awarded a record $2.13 million to a variety of Palm Beach County charities, with the bulk of it going once again to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

With a record attendance this year of nearly 170,000, the Honda Classic has benefited greatly from its move to PGA National and the big names like Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy that have committed to the event.

The Honda Classic moved to the Champion course at PGA National in 2007 and raised $430,000. In 2010, the event topped the $1 million mark and raised $1.85 million last year, the first time both Mcllroy (Palm Beach Gardens) and Woods (Jupiter Island) were in the field.

For more information on the Honda Classic, visit www.thehondaclassic.com.

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