PGA Tour Fortinet Championship in Napa Next Week
September 8, 2023 / by NCGA Staff
From September 14 to 17, Silverado Resort, a luxury landmark resort in the heart of Napa Valley wine country, is once again hosting the Fortinet Championship, a full field event in the 2023-24 PGA TOUR season alongside Fortinet, an American cybersecurity company with a global footprint.
According to Todd Shallan, vice president and managing director of Silverado Resort, the resort is welcoming top golf professionals and avid golf fans to this prestigious PGA TOUR tournament for the 10th consecutive year. “We are always delighted to host this stellar annual tournament, where 156 of the world’s prominent golf icons will compete on our championship North Course,” said Shallan. In August, Silverado Resort was named Distinguished Golf Destination by BoardRoom Magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide.
Six Distinguished Top-Tier Players Have Committed to Play at 2023 Fortinet Championship
Max Homa, two-time reigning champion returns to Silverado after earning two wins at Fortinet and Torrey Pines and four other top-10 TOUR finishes last season. Justin Thomas returns to the Fortinet Championship as a two-time Major winner and an impressive record on TOUR with 15 wins and 74 top-10 finishes since 2015. Sahith Theegala returns after coming off his most successful year on TOUR and finishing in the top ten in the 2022 Fortinet Championship. Joel Dahmen, who gained celebrity after appearing in “Full Swing,” joins the field with four top-10 finishes including T3 at the World Wide Technology Championship this season. Kevin Kisner makes his first appearance at Silverado as a four-time PGA TOUR winner and playing in the 2022 President’s Cup. Webb Simpson returns to Napa with an impressive seven career PGA TOUR victories, 45 top-five, nine top-three and 11 runner-up finishes.
Spectators, Sponsors and Players Experience New Course Enhancements
The tournament will tee off on Silverado’s 72-par, 18-hole North Course, which initially opened in 1955. Later redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course was refreshed by PGA TOUR Hall-of-Famer and former Silverado Resort owner, Johnny Miller. To celebrate 10 years of Silverado Resort hosting this fan-favorite tournament, Fortinet Championship executive director Andy McDowell has announced some new additions for 2023. They include rerouting the course to make the final stretch of holes more accessible to pedestrians, highlighting signature par-3 down the stretch and providing room for growth in future years for additional activations, spectator seating and private hospitality offerings. Additionally, the main tournament entrance has a brand-new look and location near The Grove where fans will enter through oak trees with picturesque views of the Silverado Mansion, golf course, concert stage and new Fan Village. At the Fan Village, food options from local vendors will include Bouchon Bakery Cookies, Model Bakery English Muffins, Original Burger Dog, El Porteño Empanadas and The Chocolate Dippery.
Fortinet Championship Concert Series on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16
Friday’s headliner is Grammy Award-winning duo Brothers Osborne, and special guest Judah & the Lion will also perform. Brothers Osborne have become a mainstay of country music, racking up eight Grammy nominations and one win, five CMA awards and six ACM trophies since releasing their debut single “Stay A Little Longer.” Special guest, indie folk trio Judah & the Lion, found success with the release of “Kids These Days,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard folk charts. Saturday’s headliners are Grammy Award-winning rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and +LIVE+. Stone Temple Pilots (STP) are one of the most commercially successful rock bands to come out of the alternative rock “grunge” scene in the 1990s, having sold 40 million records worldwide. Most recently, STP released the band’s first acoustic album, “Perdida,” which weaves introspective lyrics with unexpected instruments, breaking away from their hard rock roots. +LIVE+, known as one of the most potent alternative rock acts, has sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two No. 1 albums, “Throwing Copper” and “Secret Samadhi.”
Performances are at the Silverado Resort Stage located inside tournament grounds on the 2nd hole of the Silverado South Course. Concert admission is included in the cost of the daily ticket. More information on the Fortinet Championship, the concert series and tickets is available at fortinetchampionship.com.
Free Ticket Program for Active and Retired Military, First Responders
The Fortinet Championship will once again provide complimentary tickets to community heroes, including active members of the armed forces, veterans and first responders as part of its commitment to support and honor men and women in uniform, first responders (police, fire and EMS) and their families. These valued members of the community can claim up to four complimentary tickets for family and friends to attend the Fortinet Championship on any day. Military and first responder tickets can be claimed here.
Each daily ticket includes general admission access to the Fortinet Championship with food and beverage available for purchase. Friday and Saturday grounds tickets include admission to after-golf concerts featuring Brothers Osborne and special guest Judah & the Lion on Friday and Stone Temple Pilots and +LIVE+ on Saturday. Children 15 years and younger are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. More information is available at fortinetchampionship.com.
Spectators have a variety of ticket options to choose from ranging from daily grounds tickets to the premium pass experience for spectators who are looking for an upgraded experience. Premium pass ticket holders will enjoy stunning views from two club areas at the 18th tee and the new 15th green with all-inclusive beer, wine, soda, water, lunch and premium restrooms. Premium pass holders also receive access to a new elevated concert viewing area on Friday and Saturday nights with inclusive beer, wine, soda, water and snacks. Cocktails are available for purchase at all locations. Premium pass tickets are $150 for Thursday and Sunday and $250 for Friday and Saturday.
Daily grounds tickets start at $45 on Thursday and Sunday and $75 on Friday and Saturday. Friday and Saturday ticket prices include admission to the post-round concerts as well as access to public venues on the course.
Citi cardmembers can receive 10 percent savings on daily grounds tickets and receive access to an exclusive lounge on the 15th hole with food and beverage available for purchase when using a Citi® credit card or Citibank® Debit Card. Citi cardmembers will also receive 10 percent savings at all onsite concessions stands and 10 percent savings on merchandise at the PGA TOUR Fan Shop, located in the Fan Village.
For more information on the 2023 Fortinet Championship set for September 14 to 17, visit fortinetchampionship.com.