Fantastic Farewell For The Honda Classic

What an incredible playoff finish for our local PGA Tour event with Honda in their final year as the title sponsor. Congratulations to Chris Kirk for winning a very exciting 2023 tournament that came down to a playoff.  It was his first win on tour in eight years.

Kirk gave up the lead on the final hole after his second shot hit a stone wall just short of the flag and led to a bogey. He then won the tournament over Eric Cole on hole 18, the first playoff hole, with his third shot hit to a few inches of the cup to set up a victory clenching birdie.

The Honda Classic is a Founding Partner of our Chapter.  They support our children’s and veterans’ programs throughout the year in many ways from grants, hosting our Monday after the Honda tournament, to providing volunteers and even donating practice balls for our driving range.  Honda is ending their title sponsorship of the tournament after 42 years.

“We are sincerely and forever grateful to Honda for supporting our chapter for the last 14 years,” said Chapter Executive Director Carl Mistretta.   “Honda’s incredible contributions to our organization alone total over $1.6 million.  They have generously impacted the lives of thousands of children and veterans in our South Florida golf programs.”