About the tournament.

The Principal Charity Classic is an annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event dedicated to investing in the future of Iowa kids.

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Tournament quick facts.

Title Sponsor: Principal Financial Group®
Tournament Organizer: Eventive Sports
Location: Wakonda Club
Purse: $2 million ($300,000 to winner)
Field: 81 players
Format: 54-hole stroke play (three rounds)
Beneficiaries: Iowa Children’s Charities

Tournament history.

The Principal Charity Classic, a mainstay on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule, takes place in the heart of the Midwest in Des Moines, Iowa. The tournament is an exciting, family-friendly event that also contributes greatly to the economic vitality and quality of life in Central Iowa.

Beginning in 2001 with Principal taking over as the title sponsor in 2007. Throughout the year the tournament has called 3 courses home, Glen Oaks Country Club (2001-2004, 2006-2012), Tournament Club of Iowa (2005), Wakonda Club (2013-present).

Since 2007, the event has raised over $53.7 million for Iowa children’s charities–a number we aim to grow year after year.

About the PGA TOUR Champions.

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities.

About the Wakonda Club.

Wakonda Club, a private member-owned club founded in 1922, is a classic parkland-style golf course designed by William Langford, located in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Since its prestigious beginnings, Wakonda has been considered one of the best golf courses in the Midwest by not only playing host to major events, but also through grounds keeping innovation.

In 2023, Wakonda Club underwent an extensive and exciting renovation designed by architect Tyler Rae.