Bob Hope Classic Betting Guide

The annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Tournament is a star-studded pro-am on the PGA Tour and is part of the FedEx Cup. It is the third event on the PGA calendar. The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is usually held in January, in Palm Springs and is hosted by golf legend Arnold Palmer.

Pat Perez won the 50thAnniversary Bob Hope Classic in 2009 with a score of 327. John Merrick came in at second place with a score of 330. The 2009 Bob Hope Classic saw history being made as Steve Stricker broke the record for a new Low 36-Hole record of 123.

This year, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Tournament organisers announced free admission to all military personnel on active duty.

Since 1960, the Bob Hope Classic has been tough but thrilling, with celebrities and professionals all playing in the name of charity. To date, the tournament organizers have donated almost $44 million to aid organizations.

Bob Hope Classic Odds

The Bob Hope Classic will be held from 18 January – 24 January.

Needless to say, vast sums have been won by those with the right skills and judgment both on and off the greens. Visit our Bob Hope Classic betting section for more information on betting choices. If you feel ready to put down a wager you can go to the William Hill golf betting website.

Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Golf

The Bob Hope Classic Tournament sponsored is Chrysler Corporation, causing a name change. This has significantly increased the purse for the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. The Bob Hope Classic Tournament winner can now proudly also drive away in a brand new 2009 Chrysler 300C.

The new Bob Hope Classic Club Course was removed from the field after 2008 when golfers protested as strong winds affected play. Therefore, the following four courses where played at the 2009 Bob Hope Classic Tournament:

  • The Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta
  • The Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta
  • SilverRock Resort in La Quinta
  • The Bermuda Dunes Country Club

Bob Hope Classic Format

The tournament has a distinctive configuration, with five days of golf being played across four courses.

Starting in the 1960s, a prize of $50 000 has been offered for a hole-in-one. Back then, this was a huge figure. The organizers of the Bob Hope Classic were prudent enough to take out insurance against this enormous payout with Lloyds of London for the first three years of the tournament. This was a wise move on their part because the prize money was won every single year!

Today, the field is made up of 128 PGA Tour golf professionals and 384 amateurs. For the first four days, three amateurs or celebrities are paired alongside one professional player. The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Tournament concludes with the fifth round, which is played on a Sunday over the Classic Club Course.