WGC-Cadillac Championship to be played at Trump Doral through 2023February 22, 2013
DORAL, Fla. -- The PGA TOUR, on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, today confirmed that the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship has agreed to an extension with Trump Doral as the event's host resort and course through 2023.
The Cadillac Championship, which is the second in a series of four World Golf Championships, has been played at Trump Doral since 2007. The 2013 event will again feature the best players from around the world on March 6-10, with Justin Rose attempting to defend his title against the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and many more of the game's best.
The PGA TOUR has hosted events at Doral since 1962 when Billy Casper took down a field that included Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. More than 50 years later, the best in the world are still coming to take on the Blue Monster at the Cadillac Championship as the tournament traditionally hosts one of the top fields in golf combining players from the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the FedExCup, the Race to Dubai and other Tour’s Order of Merit standings.
The TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION purchased Miami's iconic Doral Golf Resort & Spa in June 2012 and will be facilitating a $200 million renovation to restore Doral to its former grandeur. Trump Doral has five championship golf courses, including the legendary tournament course, the Blue Monster, and has been host of the PGA TOUR for over 50 years. Visit doralresort.com for more information.
"It is a great honor to have such a long-term extension with the PGA TOUR. They know how great this facility will become. It will be the finest anywhere in the United States," said Donald J. Trump.
"We are pleased to hear that the Trump Organization is committed to the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship for the next decade," said Bob Ferguson, Vice President, Global Cadillac. "This can only mean the event will continue to improve and thereby continue to grow its charitable footprint in South Florida. The entire team at Cadillac is excited to see the partnership between the PGA TOUR, the Trump Organization and Cadillac take the Cadillac Championship to new levels."
"The enhancements that the Trump Organization and renowned architect Gil Hanse are making to the resort and the course, combined with Cadillac's commitment to excellence and a new entertainment and social focus from our tournament staff have the Cadillac Championship positioned to become one of the premier events in the world," said PGA TOUR Executive Vice President of Championship Management David Pillsbury. "We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship and tradition of world-class golf in the South Florida area."