Walt Disney World Event Drops Off PGA Tour

The PGA Tour's event in Mexico will anchor a six-tournament schedule next fall that for the first time since 1971 will not include Walt Disney World.Disney has been part of the PGA Tour since Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural event in 1971. It was not a big shock that Disney was dropped from the PGA Tour. Disney lost its title sponsor when the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals did not renew, and Disney did not aggressively pursue a replacement.  It was always a favorite week of the year for … [Read more...]

What a Day for Donald at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at Walt Disney World Resort

There were a lot of marquee golfers battling to win the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic tournament at Walt Disney World Resort on Sunday. But given that the tournament was at Disney, it was fitting that a guy named Donald – i.e. Luke Donald – walked away with the trophy. And of course the other Donald – i.e. Donald Duck – was there to congratulate him. They “quacked’’ each other up.Seriously, Luke Donald put on quite a show. Starting the day five strokes off the lead, he sank … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort Links with Arnold Palmer Golf Management

Walt Disney World Resort and Arnold Palmer Golf Management have signed a 20-year strategic alliance to create even more magic for Disney golfers. Beginning Sept. 25, Arnold Palmer Golf Management will operate, manage, maintain and help promote all five Disney courses including Disney’s Palm and Magnolia, Lake Buena Vista, Osprey Ridge and Oak Trail golf courses.As part of this long-term alliance agreement, golf legend Arnold Palmer and his golf course design team will be actively engaged in … [Read more...]

Robert Garrigus claims first PGA TOUR title at Walt Disney World Resort

BIG CHEESE & THE CHAMPION: Robert Garrigus shot 8-under par in the final round of the Children's Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World Resort on Nov. 14, 2010 to capture his first PGA TOUR title.Preston Mack, photograph Related articlesWalt Disney World Resort Creates 'Cuddliest Christmas Tree' for Toys for Tots (chipandco.com) Walt Disney World Resort Launches Annual Toys for Tots Drive (chipandco.com) … [Read more...]

PGA Stars Abound at 40th Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disneyworld

Vijay Singh, who captured the 2003 Disney Classic, and United States Ryder Cup team participants Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler and Jeff Overton, and assistant captains Tom Lehman and Davis Love III lead the field at the 40th annual Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World Resort, Nov. 11-14.Cink, Fowler, Lehman, Love, Overton and Singh are among the 128 players vying for $4.7 million in prize money at Disney’s Magnolia and Palm golf courses. Fowler, Aaron Baddeley and Troy … [Read more...]

PGA TOUR Returns to Walt Disney World Resort For 40th Golf ‘Classic’ Nov. 11-14, 2010

The PGA TOUR returns to Walt Disney World Resort for the 40th consecutive year Nov. 11-14 for the 2010 Children’s Miracle Network Classic.  The Fall Series event, held at Disney’s Palm and Magnolia golf courses, features some of the world’s top golfers playing in one of the resort’s longest-running traditions.Initially held as the Walt Disney World Open Invitational, Jack Nicklaus claimed the first three titles, including the inaugural event in December 1971 less than three months … [Read more...]