About The Principal Charity Classic
Presented by Wells Fargo
The Principal Charity Classic® is an exciting, family-friendly event that greatly contributes to the economic vitality and quality of life in central Iowa. The annual PGA TOUR Champions event draws some of the biggest names in golf to Des Moines, including John Daly, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Jesper Parnevik, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Kenny Perry, Fuzzy Zoeller, Rocco Mediate, Mark Calcavecchia and 2016 Principal Charity Classic champion Scott McCarron. Best of all, the tournament raises funds to support Iowa kids. In the past 10 years, the Principal Charity Classic has donated nearly $10 million to Iowa children’s charities.
Course: Wakonda Club
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Tournament Course Par: 72
Tournament Course Yardage: Estimated 6,833 total yards
Format: Three-day, 54-hole stroke-play competition; no cut
Field: 81 PGA TOUR Champions Players
Purse: $1.75 million
2016 Champion: Scott McCarron
2016 Attendance: 83,389 (a new event record)
Economic Impact: Estimated $23 million annually
Benefiting "FORE Our Kids" Charities: the Principal Charity Classic raises funds for Tournament Charity Partners, which are select organizations that provide a broad level of support to children of Iowa in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and/or health and wellness, as well as for Birdies For Charity Partners, which include more than 100 additional children's charities across Iowa that receive support through individual pledges and contributions made prior to and during the tournament.
Tournament Charity Partners are: Bravo Greater Des Moines, Blank Children's Hospital, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Mercy Medical Center, United Way of Central Iowa and Variety - the Children's Charity.