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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 Bernhard Langer, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, John Daly, Jesper Parnevik, Scott McCarron, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Fuzzy Zoeller, 2017 champion Brandt Jobe and more. Best of all, the tournament raises funds to support Iowa kids. Since 2007, the Principal Charity Classic has donated approximately $13.5 million to Iowa children’s charities.
 

Course: Wakonda Club 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa 
Tournament Course Par: 72 
Tournament Course Yardage: Estimated 6,847 total yards 
Format: Three-day, 54-hole stroke-play competition; no cut
Field: 81 PGA TOUR Champions Players
Purse: $1.75 million
2017 Champion: Brandt Jobe
2017 Attendance: 81,550 
Volunteers: 1,200
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.