Charlie Baron


If you spent any time marveling at the impressive field of players the Las Vegas PGA Tour event has drawn over the years, Charlie Baron is the main reason for the success the event has seen.

Baron spent more than 22 years overseeing the Vegas tournament as the tournament director which has gone through a number of sponsor changes and is now the Shriners Children’s Open.

In that time, the big names all teed it up here and one player in particular made a huge impact: Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour event here in 1996.
Baron also lent a helping hand with other Vegas tournaments including men’s and women’s college tournaments as well as AJGA events around the Valley.

List of Achievements

  • Baron spent 22 years as the tournament director for the PGA Tour’s annual stop in Las Vegas.
  • Some of Baron’s fond memories include Chip Beck’s 59 at Sunrise Country Club in 1991 and Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour victory in 1996.
  • Baron also worked with men’s and women’s college tournaments and junior events during his time in Vegas.
  • Baron was instrumental in helping the Las Vegas Founders raise millions of dollars for local charities.