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2020 tournament canceled. Iowa kids to still receive significant support.

The PGA TOUR Champions and the Principal Charity Classic have announced that the 2020 golf tournament and associated events scheduled for September 1-6 will be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. While the event will not take place as planned at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, organizers confirmed the tournament remains on-track to raise millions of dollars for Iowa’s children charities.

The Principal Charity Classic will return June 1-6, 2021. 

Wakonda Club is proud to be the course for this exceptional Des Moines event! 2019 marks the seventh consecutive year Wakonda and its membership have become home for PGA Champions players, 80,000 guests and over 1,000 volunteers during late spring. The millions of dollars raised each year for Iowa's children's charities is a highlight of hosting the Principal Charity Classic.


Membership during the Classic looks like... 

Volunteering as a Hole Marshall on #10 

Watching from the Wakonda Club Skybox

Relaxing in the Member-only Hospitality Tent 

This annual PGA Tour Champions event raised more than $5.7 million for Iowa kids in 2019.

About The Principal Charity Classic
Presented by Wells Fargo

Great golf, great fun and all for a great cause!

The Principal Charity Classic is Des Moines' annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event. Since 2007, the tournament has raised more than $23 million for Iowa children's charities. Recent competitors have included 2019 champion Kevin Sutherland, Bernhard Langer, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, John Daly and many more. 
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: 78 PGA TOUR Champions Players

Purse: $1.85 million

2019 Champion: Kevin Sutherland

2019 Attendance: 83,442
Volunteers: 1,200

Economic Impact: Estimated $23 million annually

Benefiting Iowa Children's 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: United Way of Central Iowa, Blank Children's Hospital, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, and Variety - the Children's Charity.