2020 PDL XVIII Palm Springs: MVP PAT MCMANAMY DEFEATS JEREMY BIRD ON DRAMATIC FINAL HOLE AT PGA WEST STADIUM COURSE TO WIN PONCE FOR PINK TICKET
THE 18th PONCE DE LEON
February 19-22, 2020
Chairman: Jeremy Bird
MVP: Pat McManamy
Spirit Award: Si Anthony
Winning Team: Pick Ticket (Pat McManamy, Scott Winn, Chris Harrick & Bruce Taylor)
Team Captain: Pat McManamy
The Wooden Spoon: Wes Battle?
The 2020 PDL was contested again in Palm Springs, CA at the famous La Quinta Resort, home of the American Express Championship on the PGA Tour. The tournament was highly competitive with all teams pinnacling with the Singles competition on the very difficult PGA West course, designed by Pete Dye.
The first 2 days of competition ended with Pink Ticket, with McManamy, Harrick, BT, and Winn narrowly leading the Rat Pack with Bird, Rankin, Proutt, and Palmore by 1 point. On Singles day, the anchor match came down to Bird and McManamy. Coming down the stretch, Pink Ticket and The Rat Pack were tied with Bird and McManamy’s match all square through 17 holes. While their match was a total seesaw all day with both competitors trading leads, McManamy managed the winds better on the 18th and was able to get up and down while Bird choked with a 3-putt to hand the 1 up victory and the entire Ponce to McManamy and Pink Ticket/
McManamy was deservedly named MVP. Fellow team member, Chris Harrick was the only player to go undefeated on Pink Ticket. A great time was had by all in the desert!
Wed, Feb 19
Practice Round: La Quinta -Mountain Course
Thu, Feb 20
Round 1: Pinehurst Alternate Shot at La Quinta-Nicklaus Tournament Course
Round 2: Captain’s Choice – 9 Hole Blitz
Fri, Feb 21
Round 3: Four Ball at PGA West – Norman Course
Sat, Feb 22
Round 4: Singles at PGA West-Stadium Course
Pink Ticket (Champions) 13 pts.
The Rat Pack (2nd) 10 pts.
The Spiders (3rd) 9 pts.
Just The Tips (4th) 6 pts.