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.

For the Win

David Duval and stepson Nick Karavites won the challenge with a 123 (-21) total.

Champions in Play

Meet the teams who competed in 2016


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. 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.

"Winning this tournament was the icing on the cake, but it's the time spent with my sons - which is so rare these days - that I look forward to most."

- Stewart Cink
2013 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.

Healthy Families Orange
PNC’s support of the tournament benefits the Howard Phillips Center - part of the Arnold Palmer Hospital Network. Their Healthy Families Orange program provides support and education to help parents raise healthy and happy children.
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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.
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Blessings in a Backpack
This nonprofit wants to make sure needy children don’t go hungry on the weekends. PNC organizes volunteers during tournament week to fill backpacks with nutritious food for local kids.
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Family Challenge 5k
The tournament’s first road race will be held Dec. 3, 2016, on the golf course property. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Florida.
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From children to veterans, the tournament partners help people in need:


Dollars donated to the Arnold Palmer Hospital


Hunger-free weekends for needy kids


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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Business & Birdies®: Helping Women Leverage Golf for Business
PNC works with the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) to help women grow in business on and off the golf course. Events Include golf clinics and business seminars.
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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 2016 tournament.


Important Legal Disclosures & Information

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