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The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. It was founded in 1972 as Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic and has been sponsored by Honda since 1982. It has been hosted by a number of venues and is currently played at the Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Honda (disambiguation). ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...


The Honda Classic has been won by some celebrated golfers including Jack Nicklaus in 1977 and 1978, but in recent years it has acquired a reputation for struggling to attract the top players. Tiger Woods has never taken part, Ernie Els has been an absentee since 1999 and Phil Mickelson since 2002. This is despite the fact that the prize money is at good as at most other PGA Tour events outside of the "big nine" (the majors, the World Golf Championships individual events, the Players Championship and the Tour Championship), that is $5,500,000 in 2006, with a top prize of $990,000. Part of the problem is the Honda Classic's place on the schedule. It is played two weeks before The Players Championship (the "fifth major" to some in the media) and four weeks before The Masters (one of the four genuine majors), and is sandwiched between the more successful regular tour events, the Ford Championship at Doral which has attracted very strong fields in recent years and the Bay Hill Invitational, which has the advantage of being associated with Arnold Palmer. Therefore many of the top contenders for the Players and the Masters find it makes sense to choose Honda Classic week to take a break. Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... Eldrick Tonter Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing, despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The Players Championship can refer to several things: For the Players Championship in snooker, see Players Championship (snooker). ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA TOUR season. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place on the Blue Monster course at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami. ... The Bay Hill Invitational is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... (This article is about the golfer. ...


In 2005 only three of the top ten players in the World Golf Championships entered. In fairness it should be noted that there are many other PGA Tour events which attract comparatively weak fields as the top players only compete in about half of the events. The Honda Classic has had a fairly high number of first time Tour winners, including Larry Nelson and Todd Hamilton, who have gone on to win majors. The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... Larry (Gene) Nelson (born September 10, 1947 in Fort Payne, Alabama) is an American golfer. ... Todd Hamilton (born October 18, 1965, Galesburg, Illinois) is a professional golfer. ...


In 2007, the Honda Classic will move to PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion Course. The new executive director, Ken Kennerly, will oversee a newly-formed tournament organizing committee.


The tournament will have a new beneficiary - the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation, which is chaired by Barbara Nicklaus, wife of golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on...


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Honda Inverrary Classic Luke Donald Luke Donald (born December 7, 1977) is an English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. ... Padraig Harrington (born 31st August 1971 in Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer. ... Todd Hamilton (born October 18, 1965, Galesburg, Illinois) is a professional golfer. ... Justin Leonard (1972- ) is an American professional golfer. ... Jesper Parnevik (born March 7, 1965 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent who has won tournaments in many parts of the world and currently plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA TOUR. He has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Stuart Appleby (born May 1, 1971, Cohuna, Victoria) is an Australian golfer. ... Mark OMeara (born January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... // Fred Couples on the cover of a 2000 biography by Kathlene Bissell. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Curtis Northrup Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ...

American Motors Inverrary Classic Johnny Miller (born on April 29, 1947) is an American former PGA Tour golfer who was born in San Francisco. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ...

Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ...

Jackie Gleason's Inverrary National Airlines Classic Johnny Miller (born on April 29, 1947) is an American former PGA Tour golfer who was born in San Francisco. ... Larry (Gene) Nelson (born September 10, 1947 in Fort Payne, Alabama) is an American golfer. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... Leonard Thompson is regarded as the very first person to have recieved injection of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. ...

Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ...


Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. ...

The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... The Grand Slam of golf consists of four major golfing events held each year; the events are often referred to as the major tournaments and are all recognized as a part of the worlds two most prestigious tours, the PGA TOUR in the United States and the PGA European... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-American Express Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... The B.C. Open logo created by Johnny Hart. ... The Bay Hill Invitational is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... The FedEx St. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place on the Blue Monster course at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami. ... The INTERNATIONAL (the capitalization is official) is a golf tournament in the United States PGA TOUR held annually (currently in early August) at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado, near Denver. ... The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... Wachovia Championship is a PGA TOUR golf tournament. ... The Westchester Classic has been a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ...

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