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The Honda Classic will bring the best PGA tour players to Palm Beach County, providing a week of splendid golf entertainment for the entire community beginning February 24 through March 2 at PGA National Resort and Spa.

Tiger Woods, the Number 1 player in the Official World Golf Rankings, and Jupiter Island resident, has committed to compete in the 2014 Honda Classic.  This will be Woods third consecutive year in the Honda Classic.  He finished second in 2012.  Woods said, “The Honda Classic is close to my home, and I want to support it whenever I can. We have a learning center at Murray Middle School in Stuart, and this event does so much to help the community, including the efforts of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.”

Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth Kennerly stated, “As a result of the support from Tiger and the other top players in the world, our attendance has risen from 112,000 in 2011 to 171,000 last.  Our charitable contributions to the local community have gone from $1,266,422 after the 2011 tournament to $2.13 million last year.”  Many of the top ranked golfers have committed to play in the Honda Classic including #2 - Adam Scott, #3 - Henrik Stenson, #4 -  Phil Mickelson, #5 – Justin Rose, #6 - Rory McIlroy, #7 -  Zach Johnson, #8 -  Sergio Garcia.   Players have until Friday, February 21, at 6pm to register.  Other players who have recently committed to playing are Luke Donald, #20 and Keegan Bradley, #23 (both residents of the Jupiter area) as well as #21 ranked Hideki Matsuyama of Japan.
This will be great for spectators to watch the elite golfers up close and ultimately good for the community who benefit from the success of the tournament.  General admission, individual daily and weekly access to the tournament grounds is available at THE HONDA CLASSIC  or by phone 1-866-8HONDA8 (1-866-846-6328).
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