PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida—PGA TOUR Latinoamérica has held its last two season-ending tournaments in South Florida, and that will continue as the Tour announced that Trump® National Doral’s Golden Palm Course will host the Latinoamérica Tour Championship-Shell Championship, a limited-field event featuring the top-60 money winners, to conclude the 2018 season. The tournament is set for November 29-December 2.
The move to Doral, Florida, keeps the event in this part of the Sunshine State and allows the tournament to maintain its ties to The First Tee of Miami as a charitable recipient and sponsor.
“We are very happy that we will continue playing the Latinoamérica Tour Championship-Shell Championship in South Florida, and Doral is a tremendous community that we know will open its arms to our players and this tournament,” said Jack Warfield, President, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. “It’s exciting to go to a well-known, challenging site such as Trump® National Doral’s Golden Palm Course. With all the storylines during the final week of the season as players battle for Order of Merit position, the Golden Palm Course will be a terrific place for all of us to watch the drama unfold.”
The South Florida Golf Foundation (SFGF) will be PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s operating partner for the tournament, which will invite the top-60 players from the Order of Merit through the 113 VISA Open de Argentina presentado por Macro that concludes November 18. The SFGA, no stranger to PGA TOUR golf, will also provide sponsorship support. The SFGA served as a host partner for many years when the PGA TOUR made its annual visit to Doral for official events over four decades, dating back to 1962.
“The South Florida Golf Foundation is very excited in partnering up once again with the TOUR through the Latinoamerica TOUR Championship-Shell Championship. It will be great to be back at our home, Trump® National Doral, South Florida’s home of golf,” said JR Steinbauer, President of SFGF.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the best talent on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica to Trump® National Doral when they take on the Golden Palm for their final event of the season. The golf course is in impeccable shape and ready to challenge many of the best players in the world. As to the spectator experience, there is nothing like the hospitality of the famed Trump Doral,” said Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization.