As we get ready for the 2018 Bank of Hope Founders Cup next weekend, here are the easy and difficult holes at Wildfire.
The 2018 Founders Cup is still a week in the future. Sadly, LPGA fans have this weekend off. It’s understandable though, as the golfers have to trek back to the United States after playing overseas in Oceania and Southeast Asia the last few weeks. Next Thursday, we will be back to some action on the links, as the 2018 Bank of Hope Founders Cup will be under way.
This will be the eighth playing of the tournament. Technically, it is the second tournament with the Bank of Hope moniker, as this tournament in the Valley of the Sun has been rebranded three times since its creation back in 2011. That being said, the Founders Cup has been held at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix since inception.
Last year saw Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist win the tournament with an impressive -25 on the weekend. She was only outdone by South Korea’s Kim Sei-young in 2016, when she shot a -27. Given that this course hosts the Founders Cup annually, the golfers are starting to become very familiar with the track itself. That should help those on the LPGA Tour get back into rhythm after a week off. Keep in mind it’s only a few weeks before the ANA Inspiration.
Typically, golfers who win the Founders Cup will shoot in the high teens to low 20s under par. Obviously, there are some birdies, and maybe even some eagles, to be had on Wildfire. Here are the easy and difficult holes that can be found on Wildfire heading into the Founders Cup next weekend.