Father’s Day is special to us here at Bloodline. Our brand is rooted in three generations of golf industry excellence passed down from father to son and we’re grateful for this legacy.
In honor of all the fathers in the golf industry who have passed down their love of the game to their children, we decided to talk about the family-centered PNC Championship.
The PNC Championship began in 1995 and was originally named the Father/Son Challenge. It was created to provide an opportunity for professional golfers to play competitive golf alongside their sons. In the beginning, it featured 10 men’s major winners with their sons.
Through the years, the field expanded to include daughters and grandchildren and has grown to include 20 professional golfers playing with a family member in a 36-hole scramble at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.
The first son/father pairing was added in 2017 and in 2019, Annika Sorenstam became the first female professional to join the field, teaming up with her father. Nelly Korda has also played in the PNC Championship twice with her father.
To participate in this unique event, all professional participants must have won a Major tournament.
Winners of the PNC Championship win a cash prize, along with the Willie Park Trophy, named after the father and son Open Championship champions Willie Park, Sr. and Willie Park, Jr. In the past 10 years, the following teams have won the event.
- 2022 Vijay Singh and Qass Singh
- 2021 John Daly and John Daly II
- 2020 Justin Thomas and Mike Thomas
- 2019 Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer
- 2018 Davis Love III and Davis “Dru” Love IV
- 2017 Ángel Cabrera and Ángel Cabrera Jr
- 2016 David Duval and Nick Karavites
- 2015 Lanny Wadkins and Tucker Wadkins
- 2014 Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer
- 2013 Stewart Cink and Connor Cink
Other notable father/son teams who have competed recently include Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie, and Jordan Spieth and his father, Shawn.
Many of the golf professionals who play in this event say it’s one of their favorite events of the year because they get to play with family. Thank you to all the fathers who have been an inspiration to their children and supported them through everything.
In addition to celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, we get to watch some of the best players in the world compete in the U.S. Open at the Los Angeles Country Club.
We’ve decided to offer a special deal that will help you get your dad a great gift and pay homage to the U.S. Open. From now through the end of day on Sunday, June 18th, we’re offering our Vale putter and a limited-edition USA headcover for only $189. Click here to take advantage of this special offer.