The PGA Tour has been holding this tournament for nearly as long as I have been alive and the Children’s Miracle Network Classic returns November 12.


The PGA TOUR returns to Walt Disney World Resort for the 39th consecutive year Nov. 12-15 when the Vacation Kingdom hosts the 2009 Children’s Miracle Network Classic. The final official-money event of the year, the Classic has a $4.7 million purse, including $846,000 for the winner.

In last year’s event, Davis Love III shot an 8-under 64 on the final round to narrowly hold off a late challenge from Tommy Gainey for a one-shot win. The victory, which served as Love’s 20th on tour, moved him into the No. 1 position in lifetime earnings at the Classic, passing Tiger Woods and Vijah Singh, and securing the fan favorite a lifetime exemption on the PGA TOUR.

The Children’s Miracle Network Classic, Central Florida’s longest-running professional golf event, is aimed at improving the lives of children. It is played just a pitch and a putt from Magic Kingdom on Disney’s Palm and Magnolia golf courses. The two Joe Lee-designed courses annually provide a competitive environment for the 128-player field, while spectators are treated to a backdrop of Florida woodlands and sparkling lakes. More information is available online by visiting