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Bank of Hope Founders Cup
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 15-18
  • March 15 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • March 16 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • March 17 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • March 18 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,500,000
  • Par: 72
  • History:

    This is the 8th year for the event.

  • Yardage: 6,679

Inbee Park carded a bogey-free 5-under, 67 to claim her 19th LPGA Tour victory on Sunday at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. She finished the week at 19-under, five shots clear of second.

Hole Description

The first hole of the tournament course is 385 yards. This straight, medium-length par 4 features three very large fairway bunkers that collect errant tee shots. A small, bunkered green awaits an accurate approach.
The second hole is a long, split fairway, par 5. Though, precise tee shot will leave you a chance to get home in two. But don't try to run the ball on the green, or this large greenside bunker will leave you with a challenging third shot.
Par 4 - Perhaps the most difficult tee shot on the Tournament course is the 3rd hole. This hole requires an accurate tee shot to a fairway that bends from right to left. A three-tiered green will challenge your approach shot if you expect a realistic chance at a birdie.
The par-3, 4th hole has one of the more challenging greens on the course. After a mid-iron tee shot, you must successfully negotiate the undulations and contours of this green to secure a par.
The final par-5 on the front nine demands a straight tee shot, with desert areas on both sides of the fairway. Depending on the pin placement, you must decide which side of the split fairway you will hit your second shot into which will allow easy access to this large contoured green. A well-played third shot may provide a chance at a birdie on this scenic par 5.
The second par-3 on the course is the 6th hole. A long iron is needed to reach the green that has multiple levels and is sloped from back to front.
The short, par-4 7th requires accuracy off of the tee which will set up a short-iron to this demanding green. Several greenside bunkers guard this green and a severe slant from back to front makes a birdie putt difficult to attain.
Perhaps the most difficult hole on the front nine is the par-4, 17th. If your tee shot manages to avoid the desert areas, you are left with a long approach and must negotiate the lake on the right side of the green. A challenging green will make you work for your par.
The 9th hole on the course is a straight par-4 that features a very large fairway bunker that will penalize errant tee shots. A mid-iron approach must find the correct level of this large, two-tiered green.
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