The Chevron World Challenge presented by Bank of America celebrates its 11th year by once again bringing golf’s finest stars to Southern California. This year’s tournament will be played at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, on a course designed by famed architect and professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. Buy Chevron World Challenge Tickets today at citrustickets.com
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About the Chevron World Challenge
The Chevron World Challenge is an offseason golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods. The tournament takes place each December at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. In 1999, the tournament’s first year, it was played at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The eighteen man field is comprised of the defending champion, the current for major winners, the top eleven available players from the Official World Golf Rankings, and two special invitees chosen by the Tiger Woods Foundation.
2009 marks the first time the Chevron World Challenge presented by Bank of America will be awarding World Golf Ranking points.
The Chevron World Challenge was established as a charity fundraiser by Tiger Woods, and all the funds raised go to charities with which he is associated. It is nonetheless an extremely lucrative event for the professionals who take part. In 2008 the prize fund was $5.75 million. Woods donates his prize money to the Tiger Woods Foundation after his 2007 win.
Tournament host Tiger Woods will host a field of 18 elite PGA TOUR players including the current 4 major winners, the top 11 available from the Official World Golf Rankings, the Defending Champion, and two special exemption players selected by the Tiger Woods Foundation. The players will be competing for a $5.75 million prize purse in which the winner receives $1.35 million, and the 16th place finisher receives $170,000.
The tournament will help raise money for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation, including the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Orange County. Programs developed and supported by the Tiger Woods Foundation all share a similar mission of empowering young people to dream big and to set specific goals to achieve their dreams.