Clinton to tee it up in third round of Humana Challenge

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January 18, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- President William J. Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, will play in a foursome that includes Humana Chairman and CEO Mike McCallister, World Golf Hall of Famer, former World No. 1 and two-time British Open champion Greg Norman, and La Quinta resident and three-time PGA TOUR winner Scott McCarron during Saturday's third round of the Humana Challenge. The group will begin on the first tee at the Palmer Private Course at PGA West at 10:20 a.m. local time (1:20 p.m. ET).

President Clinton was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's national health and well-being conference -- Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation -- hosted by the Clinton Foundation in Indian Wells, Calif. President Clinton played in the tournament's first round in 1995 with Bob Hope, Presidents George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford, and Scott Hoch.

The Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation tees off on Thursday with leading professionals in the field such as four-time major winner Phil Mickelson, World No. 8 Dustin Johnson, World No. 11 Matt Kuchar and 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas. The event's celebrity field is headlined by musicians Smokey Robinson, Alice Cooper and Michael Bolton; actors Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Craig T. Nelson, Billy Crudup and Lucas Black; and basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

Humana Challenge tickets, beginning at $25, can be purchased online at www.humanachallenge.com, by calling 1-888-672-4673, by visiting Lumpy's in La Quinta and Rancho Mirage, or by visiting Albertson's grocery stores in the Coachella Valley.

The Humana Challenge is played at La Quinta Country Club and the Palmer and Nicklaus Private Courses at PGA WEST, and airs live on Golf Channel (12-3 p.m. PST on Jan. 19-20; 1-4 p.m. PST on Jan. 21-22). Its $5.6 million purse and $1.008 million winner's check are the largest in event history.

During the past 52 years, the event has generated more than $50 million in donations to the Eisenhower Medical Center and charities within the Coachella Valley.

The Humana Challenge is proud to offer the latest tournament information, stage contests and give away tickets and other prizes through its new Facebook page -- www.facebook.com/HumanaChallenge -- and Twitter page -- www.twitter.com/HumanaChallenge (@HumanaChallenge). The Humana Challenge encourages the community, golf fans and tournament patrons to become fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter.

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