Earl Buchholz Appointed Chairman of WGC’s Cadillac Championship

By Community | January 10, 2013

World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship tournament officials have announced the hiring of Earl “Butch” Buchholz as tournament chairman as the event returns to Trump Doral on March 6-10.

Buchholz, unhealthy who founded and built the Sony Open Tennis tournament into one of the top sporting events in South Florida, sale sale will work to raise the charitable impact, profile and entertainment and social atmosphere of the event.

“I am thrilled to be associated with a world-class event like the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and look forward to re-connecting with South Florida business and golf communities,” said Buchholz, who has extensive experience working with the South Florida community.  “The Cadillac Championship is truly a jewel of an event featuring one of the best fields in golf and one of the game’s best and most recognizable title sponsors in Cadillac. With the dramatic investments and improvements that The Trump Organization and renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse are planning for both the resort and the course, this event is poised to become one of the biggest sporting, social and entertainment events in the world. We are going to bring fashion, music, business leaders and celebrities together to create events during tournament week that will make the Cadillac Championship one of the most desirable tickets to get here in the Miami area.”

Prior to becoming a renowned event operator, Buchholz rose to as high as No. 5 amateur in the world in tennis and was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup Team.  He made the transition to tennis entrepreneur to build the Lipton Championships – now known as the Sony Open Tennis at Key Biscayne – into the fifth-largest tennis tournament in the world.  An inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Buchholz was the Commissioner of World Team Tennis and the CEO of the ATP Tour.  Buchholz also created the Challenge Series of tennis tournaments that were held in six different countries in Latin America.

“The Cadillac Championship, already one of the most prestigious golf events in the world, is prepared to reach new levels,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “We are delighted to bring someone of Butch’s caliber on board to help change the culture of the event from a golf tournament to a community celebration. Having Butch join the team, alongside Executive Director Eddie Carbone, gives this event an amazing opportunity for growth that will significantly increase the tournament’s charitable footprint as well on its economic impact in South Florida.”