History of the Valspar Championship

Hollis Cavner
1 min readApr 19, 2023

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With decades of experience organizing professional golf tournaments, Hollis Cavner is the creator of The Royal Club, a golf club/luxury home complex in Minnesota, and the CEO and founder of Pro Links Sports, a corporate hospitality firm. Throughout his career, Hollis Cavner has hosted many events with a wide viewership and high regard among players. These include multiple PGA Tour competitions, the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Valspar Championship.

Held in Tampa Bay, Florida, the Valspar Championship began in 1977 as a way for Copperhead Charities to support local nonprofit organizations. Players’ total scores emanate from their performance across four rounds, 18 holes per round. The tournament occurs in March, lasts about seven days. Players may register up until the Friday before the event.

The prize money pool, totaling just over $8 million in 2023, was spread over the top 72 scores. The first-place winner, Taylor Moore, earned almost $1.5 million.

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Hollis Cavner — CEO of Pro Links Sports and The Royal Club