The Event

The Desert Classic presented by Workday was formerly known as the CareerBuilder Challenge, Palm Springs Golf Classic, the Bob Hope Desert Classic, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, and the Humana Challenge, is a professional golf tournament in southern California on the PGA Tour. Played in mid-winter in the Coachella Valley (greater Palm Springs), it is part of the tour’s early season “West Coast Swing.” In 2019, it (the final round) will be held at the La Quinta Golf Course in La Quinta, California.This week, every player in the 156-man field plays one round on each of the three courses in the rotation before a cut to the top 70 and ties for the final round back at the Stadium Course. This year it will begin on January 17th and conclude on January 20th.

Our Top Picks

Justin Rose has some new irons to play with this week and is the class of the field.

Defending champion Jon Rahm is a great asset on this course with his driving skills.

The much-traveled Phil Mickelson has played this event for many years so is it time?

Patton Kizzire has three top 15 finishes in a row so he has a chance to prevail.

Adam Harwin has finished this event in the top six three straight years.

 

The Longshot

Ryan Palmer at 50/1 has the name can he bring the game?

Andrew Putnam 25/1 has been hot recently.

The real longshot I like is D.A. Points are 350/1.

Odds to Win:

Jon Rahm +650
Justin Rose +900
Patrick Cantlay +1600
Charles Howel III +2000
Adam Hadwin +2500
Andrew Putnam +2500
Aaron Wise +3300
Abraham Ancer +3300
Chez Reavie +3300
Hudson Swafford +4000
Luke List +4000
Patton Kizzire +4000
Phil Mickelson +4000
Scott Piercy +4000
Kevin Kisner +4500
Lucas Glover +4500
Sungjae Im +4500
Brian Harman +5000
Daniel Berger +5000
Peter Uihlein +5000
Russell Knox +5000
Ryan Palmer +5000
Zach Johnson +5000
Beau Hossler +5500
Charl Schwartzel +5500
Corey Conners +5500
JJ Spaun +5500
Joaquin Niemann +5500
Brendan Steele +6600
C. T. Pan +6600
Danny Willett +6600
Richy Werenski +6600
Si Woo Kim +6600
Harold Varner III +7000
Russell Henley +7500
Bill Haas +8000
Bud Cauley +8000
Charley Hoffman +8000
Chesson Hadley +8000
Jason Dufner +8000
Pat Perez +8000
Andrew Landry +9000
Brian Gay +9000
Denny McCarthy +9000
Dylan Frittelli +9000
Harris English +9000
Martin Laird +9000
Anders Albertson +10000
Anirban Lahiri +10000
Chris Kirk +10000
Graeme McDowell +10000
Jamie Lovemark +10000
Jhonattan Vegas +10000
Nick Watney +10000
Ryan Armour +10000
Brandon Harkins +12500
Brian Stuard +12500
JT Poston +12500
James Hahn +12500
Jason Kokrak +12500
Sam Ryder +12500
Aaron Baddeley +15000
Bronson Burgoon +15000
Hunter Mahan +15000
Joel Dahmen +15000
Kevin Streelman +15000
Matt Jones +15000
Ollie Schniederjans +15000
Ryan Blaum +15000
Sam Burns +15000
Sam Saunders +15000
Scott Brown +15000
Cameron Davis +17500
Chase Wright +17500
David Hearn +17500
Kramer Hickok +17500
Michael Thompson +17500
Robert Streb +17500
Whee Kim +17500
Adam Schenk +20000
Ben Crane +20000
Ben Silverman +20000
Carlos Ortiz +20000
Grayson Murray +20000
John Catlin +20000
John Huh +20000
Johnson Wagner +20000
Jonathan Byrd +20000
Martin Piller +20000
Nate Lashley +20000
Nick Taylor +20000
Robert Garrigus +20000
Roberto Castro +20000
Scott Langley +20000
Scott Stallings +20000
Seamus Power +20000
Sean O’Hair +20000
Sebastian Munoz +20000
Tom Hoge +20000
Trey Mullinax +20000
Adam Svensson +25000
Ben Martin +25000
Brandon Hagy +25000
Chris Stroud +25000
Fabian Gomez +25000
George Cunningham +25000
Peter Malnati +25000
Roger Sloan +25000
Sangmoon Bae +25000
Shawn Stefani +25000
Stephen Jaeger +25000
Talor Gooch +25000
Tom Lovelady +25000
Tyler Duncan +25000
Vaughn Taylor +25000
Wes Roach +25000
Alex Cejka +30000
Alex Prugh +30000
Cameron Tringale +30000
Coby Gribble +30000
Curtis Luck +30000
Jim Herman +30000
Jim Knous +30000
Julian Etulain +30000
Nicholas Lindheim +30000
Seth Reeves +30000
DA Points +35000
John Senden +35000
Jose De Jesus Rodriguez +35000
Kyle Jones +35000
Kyoung-Hoon Le +35000
Sepp Straka +35000
Steve Marino +35000
JJ Henry +40000
Josh Teater +40000
Rod Pampling +40000
Rory Sabbatini +40000
Wyndham Clark +40000
Adam Long +50000
Brady Schnell +50000
Chad Collins +50000
Chris Thompson +50000
Cooper Musselman +50000
Hank Lebioda +50000
Joey Garber +50000
John Chin +50000
Mark Wilson +50000
Martin Trainer +50000
Max Homa +50000
Roberto Diaz +50000
Charles Reiter +75000
Michael Block +75000
Mike Weir +75000
Will MacKenzie +75000

 

 

Upcoming Schedule

Jan. 24-27: Farmers Insurance Open; Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, CA; $6,900,000
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Waste Management Phoenix Open; TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ; $6,900,000
FEBRUARY

Feb 7-10: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am; Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, CA; $7,400,000
Feb. 14-17: Genesis Open; The Riveria Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA; $7,200,000
Feb. 21-24: Puerto Rico Open; Coco Beach Golf & CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; $3,000,000
Feb. 21-24: WGC-Mexico Championship; Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico; $10,000,000
Feb. 28-March 3: The Honda Classic; PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; $6,600,000
MARCH

Mar. 7-10: Arnold Palmer Invitational; Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, FL; $8,900,000
Mar. 14-17: The Players Championship; TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Verde Beach, FL; $10,500,000
Mar. 21-24: Valspar Championship; Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor, FL; $6,500,000
Mar. 27-31: WGC-Dell Match Play; Austin Country Club, Austin, TX; $10,000,000
Mar. 28-31: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship; Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, D.R.; $3,000,000
APRIL

Apr. 4-7: Valero Texas Open; TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; $6,200,000
Apr. 11-14: Masters Tournament; Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA; $11,000,000
MORE: The current unofficial field list for the 2019 Masters Tournament

Apr. 18-21: RBC Heritage; Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, SC; $6,700,000
Apr. 25-28: Zurich Classic of New Orleans; TPC Louisiana, New Orleans, LA; $7,200,000
MORE: HOW DRIVING DISTANCE HAS CHANGED SINCE 1980

MAY

May 2-5: Wells Fargo Championship; Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC; $7,700,000
May 9-12: AT&T Byron Nelson; Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, TX; $7,700,000
May 16-19: PGA Championship; Bethpage State Park BK Corse, Bethpage NY; $11,000,000
May 23-26: Charles Schwab Challenge; Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX; $7,100,000
May 30-Jun. 2: The Memorial Tournament; Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH; $8,900,000
JUNE

Jun. 6-9: RBC Canadian Open; Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; $6,200,000
Jun. 13-16: U.S. Open; Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA; $12,000,000
Jun. 20-23: Travelers Championship; TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT; $7,000,000
Jun. 27-30: Rocket Mortgage Classic; Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI; New tournament
JULY

July 4-7: 3M Open; TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN: $6,600,000
July 11-14: John Deere Classic; TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL; $5,800,000
July 18-21: The Open Championship; Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, NIR; $10,500,000
July 18-21: Barbasol Championship; Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY; $3,500,000
July 25-28: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN; $10,000,000
July 25-28: Reno-Tahoe Tournament; Montreux GC & CC, Reno, NV: $3,300,000
AUGUST

Aug. 1-4: Wyndham Championship; Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC; $6,000,000
FedEx Cup Playoffs

Aug. 8-11: The Northern Trust; Liberty National GC, Jersey City, NJ; $9,000,000
Aug. 15-18: BMW Championship; Medinah CC, Medinah, IL; $9,000,000
Aug. 22-25: TOUR Championship; East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA; $9,000,000