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Our Favorite Golf Event to Watch – PNC Father/Son Challenge

For us, the holiday season means that one of our favorite golf events to watch is near……. The PNC Father/Son Challenge was played down in Florida this past weekend, and as usual we love the family connection with this event. This year was the first year that the late, great Arnold Palmer and his grandson, Sam weren’t there. Arnold Palmer loved this event, and made sure that since he didn’t have a son, they allowed grandchildren to play so he could participate in this one-of-a-kind golf event.

The teams that competed this year were:

  1. Stewart Cink / Connor Cink

  2. John Daly / Little John Daly
  3. David Duval / Nick Karavites

  4. Steve Elkington / Sam Elkington

  5. Nick Faldo / Matthew Faldo
  6. Raymond Floyd / Robert Floyd

  7. Fred Funk / Taylor Funk
  8. Retief Goosen / Leo Goosen

  9. Hale Irwin / Steve Irwin

  10. Lee Janzen / Connor Janzen

  11. Bernhard Langer / Christina Langer

  12. Sandy Lyle / Stuart Lyle

  13. Larry Nelson / Josh Nelson

  14. Jack Nicklaus / Jack Nicklaus II

  15. Mark O’Meara / Shaun O’Meara

  16. Nick Price / Greg Price

  17. Vijay Singh / Qass Singh

  18. Curtis Strange / David Strange

  19. Lee Trevino/ Daniel Trevino

  20. Lanny Wadkins / Tucker Wadkins

Only players who have won a major championship or The Players can play in this event. The 2nd member of the team must not have a Tour card and this event has seen sons, daughters and grandsons play with the golf legends over the years.

This year’s champion team was…… David Duval and Nick Karavites (David Duval’s step-son). They edged out the Funks by one shot and the Goosens and Cinks by two. The fourth place team was probably the most entertaining duo – the Dalys. John and Little John wore matching loudmouth pants each day and we thought that the 13 year old “LJ” has one of the best and most promising swings that we’ve seen in a while. That kid has a future on the tour should he choose to go that way! What a fun family golf event. We look forward to it each year.