PNC Father/Son Challenge

Celebrating Family through Golf

Every December, this tournament brings together the legends of golf with their children in a unique, championship event that celebrates families and relationships, and also helps others in need.

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The challenge takes place December 5-8 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club®, Orlando.

Champions in Play

Meet the teams competing in this year's tournament.

About the Challenge

In 1995, the Father/Son Challenge was created by the International Management Group (IMG) to provide an opportunity for professional golfers to play competitive golf alongside their sons. In the following years, the field has expanded to include daughters and grandchildren.  As the Father/Son Challenge continued to evolve, the first Son/Father pairing was added in 2017.

Since 2012, PNC has been the presenting sponsor of the event. The sponsorship reflects the values of the groups involved and their focus on relationships, family and community.

Among the most unique events in golf, all father participants must have won a Major tournament on the PGA Tour to be eligible to participate. Event highlights at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando include 20 teams, a $1,085,000 purse and over 35 hours of national coverage on NBC and the Golf Channel.

This is a favorite event for the players because it allows them to have experiences with their families that they can’t get anywhere else.

This is as good as anything. To be able to come out in a professional event and win and have the whole family here, I’ll never forget it.

                        –David Duval, 2016 PNC Father/Son Challenge Winner

Since 1995, the tournament has featured:


World Hall of Famers


Worldwide Wins


Major Championships

Hole in One: Making an Impact

Developing relationships and strengthening communities are part of PNC. This tournament raises awareness of PNC and creates opportunities to build relationships with the tournament organizations and our clients, family and friends. It’s also another way to give back to our communities.

Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation
PNC’s support of the tournament benefits the Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. Through their initiatives and financial support, Arnie’s Army continues Arnold Palmer’s tradition of impactful philanthropy and community leadership.
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Salute Our Military
All military personnel are admitted to the challenge free of charge. The Patriot Pavilion is for veterans to enjoy food, drinks and to watch the tournament.

From children to veterans, the tournament partners help people in need:


dollars donated since 2012 to the Arnold Palmer Hospital and
Arnie’s Army Foundation


Our Customers Love a Good Challenge
Each year, PNC hosts regional golf tournaments for customers and family to get involved in the action. Winners play in December alongside the champions and their children.
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Womens Business Development Through Golf
During tournament week, PNC hosts Business and Birdies®, a panel discussion with female business leaders on how golf can be leveraged to support women in the business community. PNC also aims to help women grow their businesses off the golf course.
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The Challenge, at a Glance

Family Links us Together, The Game Keeps us Playing

Golf is a unique tradition and sport that can be shared throughout our lives, regardless of age. Here, PNC Family Challenge winners talk about their experience at the tournament.


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