What to Expect at the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge

PGA West's Stadium Course

This Year’s Tournament

This year’s CareerBuilder Challenge takes place on 3 different courses: PGA West’s Stadium Course, the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course, and La Quinta Country Club- which are all par 72  courses. The total purse is $5,800,000!

Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

CareerBuilder Challenge Tournament History

The winners of this tournament for the past five years are:

2017: Hudson Swafford
2016: Jason Dufner
2015: Bill Haas
2014: Patrick Reed
2013: Brian Gay

Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course


We’ve got some big names playing this weekend!

  • Jonathan Byrd
  • Wesley Bryan
  • Bud Cauley
  • Stewart Cink
  • Kevin Chappell
  • John Daly
  • Ben Crane
  • Jason Dufner (Won this tournament in 2016)
  • Bill Haas (Won this tournament in 2015)
  • Fabian Gomez
  • Brian Harman
  • Billy Hurley III
  • Charles Howell III
  • Zach Johnson
  • Smylie Kaufman
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Patton Kizzire (Won the Sony Open last weekend, as well as the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November)
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Maverick McNealy
  • Kevin Na
  • Jon Rahm
  • Patrick Reed (Won this tournament in 2014)
  • Sam Saunders (Arnold Palmer’s Grandson)
  • Brandt Snedeker
  • Webb Simpson
  • Brendan Steele
  • Hudson Swafford (Defending Champion)
  • Jhonattan Vegas
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Adam Hadwin

La Quinta Country Club

Odds for Players

According to CBS Sports, SportsLine’s Prediction Model has Jon Rahm as the top pick for the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge.

Jon Rahm 9/1
Brian Harman 15/1
Patrick Reed 20/1
Kevin Kisner 20/1
Webb Simpson 20/1
Phil Mickelson 25/1
Zach Johnson 25/1
Patton Kizzire 30/1
Jason Dufner 30/1
Chez Reavie 30/1
Brendan Steele 30/1
Bud Cauley 30/1

PGA West's Stadium Course

Weather Forecast

The weather in La Quinta, CA is looking great! You can’t beat warm afternoons with 0% chance of rain!

High: 78 F
Low: 48 F
Chance of Rain: 0%
Wind: SE 6mph

Mostly Sunny
High: 74 F
Low: 47 F
Chance of Rain: 0%
Wind: SE 10mph

High: 67 F
Low: 40 F
Chance of Rain: 0%
Wind: WNW 13mph

Mostly Sunny
High: 68 F
Low: 40 F
Chance of Rain: 0%
Wind: NE 4mph

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