After two years away, the PGA Tour is headed back to Donald Trump's resort in Doral, Fla.
PGA Tour Latinoamerica announced on Oct. 17 the tour will be moving its season-ending championship to Trump National Doral's Golden Palm course. The Latinoamerica Tour Championship-Shell Championship will be played from Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, keeping the event in the Miami area and maintaining The First Tee of Miami as the primary charitable beneficiary and sponsor of the event.
“We are very happy that we will continue playing the Latinoamerica 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 PGA Tour Latinoamerica president Jack Warfield. “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 season-ending tournament will feature the top 60 players in the PGA Tour Latinoamerica order of merit through the Argentine Open on Nov. 18.
The South Florida Golf Association will be an operational partner and sponsor for the event.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the best talent on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica to Trump National Doral when they take on the Golden Palm for their final event of the season," said Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization in the announcement. "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.”
This is the second time a PGA Tour event has been held at the Golden Palm course, which was renovated by Gil Hanse as part of an expansive project to redo the Blue Monster, host of a PGA Tour event for nearly 50 years through 2016. The Golden Palm hosted the 1999 edition of PGA Tour Q-School.
The top five players in the order of merit at the end of the Tour Championship will earn status on the Web.com Tour for the 2019 season.