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2020 Charles Schwab Challenge to Feature Charitable Program Supporting National Pandemic Relief and DFW Community

By PGA
The PGA TOUR is set to return with the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, held at the iconic Colonial Country Club from June 11-14 in Fort Worth, Texas. In association with the tournament and in light of the unprecedented times in which it is being held, Schwab and the PGA TOUR today announced a new charitable platform, “Rise to the Challenge,” which will raise money to benefit the TOUR’s COVID-19 Relief Fund nationally and the tournament’s Birdies for Charity fund in Dallas-Fort Worth.
As previously announced by the PGA TOUR, the rescheduled Charles Schwab Challenge will be the first tournament to be played since March, and will restart the 2020 PGA TOUR schedule. It will be held without spectators on site, but will be broadcast nationally to a televised audience on the Golf Channel and on CBS Sports.
“This tournament is associated with some of the greatest names to play the sport and Charles Schwab is honored to help continue its tradition,” said Jonathan Craig, senior executive vice president, Investor Services & Marketing at Charles Schwab. “It is fitting that this tournament, with its rich history, will mark an early step for the country as it begins its cautious recovery from the pandemic. Though the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge will understandably operate differently than originally planned, our commitment to the tournament, its fans and the Dallas-Fort Worth community remains unwavering.”
‘Rise to the Challenge’ Charity Raffle
Beginning Monday, June 8, golf fans can go to schwabgolf.com to make a monetary donation and be entered into a raffle to win prizes — including autographed memorabilia from some of the game’s biggest stars along with unique once-in-a-lifetime golf experiences. Winners will be announced online during the tournament and PGA TOUR players will support the program with special digital and social media content from Colonial throughout the week.
On-site fans typically have an opportunity to interact with players and seek autographs at tournaments. With fans not attending this year’s event, Schwab’s program connects fans with the game while raising money for charities at a time when it is most needed. The Rise to the Challenge raffle will feature:
  • A chance to win VIP access to the 2021 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, and receive a 2019 Presidents Cup pin flag signed by captains Tiger Woods and Ernie Els
  • Signed golf memorabilia, donated from every player at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge
  • Walk inside the ropes with Suzy Whaley, president of the PGA of America, during the 2021 PGA Championship
  • A custom wedge fitting directly from Bob Vokey, one of the world’s foremost wedge designers, at the Titleist Performance Institute in Carlsbad, California
  • A round of golf at Bandon Dunes in Southern Oregon with course architect, David Kidd
  • A round of golf at Sweetens Cove Golf Club outside Chattanooga, Tennessee, with course architect, Rob Collins
  • A round of golf with a PGA TOUR pro at the Colonial Country Club
All donations from the program aid the TOUR’s COVID-19 relief efforts and the 33 local charities the tournament traditionally helps benefit through Birdies for Charity.
“As the country begins to look ahead to a new and meaningful celebration of the game of golf – as well as our nation’s perseverance – our goal is to refocus our efforts as title sponsor to help extend the tournament’s impact in the community,” added Craig. “We are proud that Rise to the Challenge will help us do just that by raising money to support these critical national and local charitable efforts — and also help us bring some amazing golf prizes to some lucky folks watching at home.”
Charles Schwab & Co. signed on as title sponsor of the PGA TOUR’s Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club in 2018. Already a major sponsor of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, the firm’s four-year agreement marked its first-ever title sponsorship of a PGA TOUR event. Schwab continues to grow rapidly in the Metroplex where its new 70-acre campus in Westlake will eventually become home to the firm’s corporate headquarters.
For more information on the tournament and its Birdies for Charity program, visit www.schwabgolf.com and www.charlesschwabchallenge.com. Visit pgatourcharities.org for more on the PGA TOUR’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Future Sites of the PGA Championship

by PGA

 

102nd PGA Championship
TPC Harding Park
San Francisco, California
May 2020
103rd PGA Championship
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
May 2021
104th PGA Championship
Trump National Golf Club
Bedminster, New Jersey
May 2022
105th PGA Championship
Oak Hill Country Club
East Course
Pittsford, New York
May 2023
106th PGA Championship
Valhalla Golf Club
Louisville, Kentucky
May 2024
107th PGA Championship
Quail Hollow Club
Charlotte, NC
May 2025
108th PGA Championship
Aronimink Golf Club
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
May 2026
109th PGA Championship
PGA Frisco
Frisco, Texas
May 2027
110th PGA Championship
The Olympic Club
Lake Course
San Francisco, California
May 2028
111th PGA Championship
Baltusrol Golf Club
Lower Course
Springfield, New Jersey
May 2029
112th PGA Championship
Southern Hills Country Club
Lower Course
Tulsa, Oklahoma
113th PGA Championship
Congressional Country Club
Blue Course
Bethesda, Maryland
May 2031
116th PGA Championship
PGA Frisco
Frisco, Texas
May 2034

2020 LPGA Tour schedule and results

by PGA

 

Below is the complete 2020 LPGA Tour schedule:
JANUARY
  • Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions (Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, FL); Winner: Gaby Lopez
  • Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio (Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, FL); Winner: Madelene Sagström
FEBRUARY
  • Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open (13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia); Winner: Hee Young Park
  • Feb. 13-16 — ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open (Royal Adelaide GC, Adelaide, Australia); Winner: Inbee Park
  • Feb. 20-23 — (CANCELED) Honda LPGA Thailand (Siam CC, Chonburi, Thailand)
  • Feb. 27-March 1 — (CANCELED) HSBC Women’s World Championship (Sentosa GC, Singapore)
MARCH
  • March 19-22 — Founders Cup (Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ)
APRIL
  • April 15-18 — Lotte Championship (Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, HI) (Postponed)
  • April 23-26 — Hugel-Air Premia LA Open (Wilshire GC, Los Angeles, CA) (Postponed)
  • April 30-May 3 — LPGA Mediheal Championship (Lake Merced GC, Daly City, CA) (Postponed)
MAY
  • May 21-24 — Pure Silk Championship (Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA) (Canceled)
JULY
  • July 15-18 — Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (Midland CC, Midland, MI)
  • July 23-26 — Marathon LPGA Classic (Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, OH)
AUGUST
  • July 31-Aug. 21 — ShopRite LPGA Classic (Sea View Dolce Hotel (Bay Course), Galloway, NJ)
  • Aug. 6-9 — The Evian Championship (Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France)
  • Aug. 13-16 — Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open (The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland)
  • Aug. 20-23 — AIG Women’s British Open (Royal Troon GC, Troon, Scotland)
  • Aug. 27-30 — UL International Crown (Centurion Club, St. Albans, England) (Canceled)
  • Aug. 28-30 — Walmart NW Arkansas Championship (Pinnacle CC, Rogers, AR)
SEPTEMBER
  • Sept. 3-6 — CP Women’s Open (Shaughnessy Golf and CC, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Sept. 10-13 — ANA Inspiration (Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA)
  • Sept. 17-20 — Cambia Portland Classic (Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, OR)
  • Sept. 24-27 — Kia Classic (Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA)
OCTOBER
  • Oct. 1-4 — Meijer LPGA Classic (Blythefield GC, Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Oct. 8-11 — KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, PA)
  • Oct. 15-18 — Buick LPGA Shanghai (Qizhong Garden GC, Shanghai)
  • Oct. 22-25 — BMW Ladies Championship (LPGA International Busan, Busan, South Korea)
  • Oct. 29-Nov. 1 — Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA (Miramar Golf and CC, New Taipei City, Taiwan)
NOVEMBER
  • Nov. 6-8 — Toto Japan Classic (Taiheyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan)
  • Nov. 19-22 — Pelican Women’s Championship (Pelican GC, Belleair, FL)
DECEMBER
  • Dec. 3-6 — Volunteers of America Classic (Old American GC, The Colony, Texas)
  • Dec. 10-13 — U.S. Women’s Open (Champions GC, Houston, TX)
  • Dec. 17-20 — CME Group Tour Championship (Tiburon GC, Naples, FL)

LPGA TOUR ANNOUNCED ADDITIONAL CHANGES TO 2020 SCHEDULE

By LPGA Communications

Given the continued impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the health and travel restrictions that are currently in place around the globe, the LPGA Tour today is announcing additional changes to its 2020 schedule.

The LPGA informed players on Friday that the next five events on the LPGA Tour calendar have been postponed, with four of those five tournaments rescheduled for later this year. The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Dex Imaging in Belleair, Fla., originally scheduled for May 14-17, will now take place Nov. 12-15. The ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer in Atlantic City, N.J., originally scheduled for May 29-31, will move to July 31 to Aug. 2. The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Simply Give in Grand Rapids, Mich., originally scheduled for June 11-14, is working on a date to reschedule.

Additionally, the USGA announced Friday that the U.S. Women’s Open, previously scheduled for the week of June 1-7, has been postponed to Dec. 7-13. The championship will be played at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, as originally planned but given the December timeframe and the resulting loss in daylight, both the Cypress Creek and Jackrabbit courses will be used for the championship. For more information visit uswomensopen.com.

The Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Va., originally scheduled for May 21-24, will not take place in 2020 but will return in its date on the 2021 LPGA Tour schedule.

The LPGA also announced one additional event that has been rescheduled for later in 2020. The Kia Classic, previously postponed in March, will now be held Sept. 24-27 in Carlsbad, Calif.

“We are so thankful to all our partners for their flexibility and willingness to work with us during this very difficult time,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “This has been a truly collective effort to reschedule tournament dates and work together to provide LPGA players with as many playing opportunities as possible once it is safe for us to resume competing again. As we watch the world come together in this battle against this virus, we are so thankful for all of the support from our valued partners and we continue to wish for the health and safety of all the extended members of our global LPGA family.”

If necessary, should this outbreak continue, further schedule adjustments will be shared when appropriate. Alternative dates for June events are available later in the 2020 schedule.

Below is a revised look the LPGA’s 2020 summer months of June-September:

2020 LPGA Tour Summer Schedule as of April 3

DATE TOURNAMENT
June 19-21 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G
Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas
June 25-28 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
July 2-5 OPEN FOR TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULE
July 9-12 Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana
Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio
July 15-18 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
Midland C.C., Midland, Michigan
July 23-26 OPEN FOR TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULE
July 31 – Aug. 2 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer
Seaview, A Dolce Hotel (Bay Course), Galloway, New Jersey
Aug. 6-9 The Evian Championship
Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France
Aug. 13-16 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
Aug. 20-23 AIG Women’s British Open
Royal Troon G.C., Troon, Scotland
Aug. 27-30 UL International Crown
Sept. 3-6 CP Women’s Open
Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sept. 10-13 ANA Inspiration
Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California
Sept. 17-20 Cambia Portland Classic
Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon
Sept. 24-27 Kia Classic
Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California

What Fans Love about Masters Week

From the Par 3 contest to the ceremonial first tee shots, the azaleas blooming and the birds chirping, every fan of golf has a favorite part of Masters week.
And while the Masters won’t start today due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, it’s great to hear fans reflect upon traditions and look forward optimistically to the November dates Augusta National Golf Club identified for the 2020 Masters (incumbent upon favorable counsel and direction from health officials).
From the traditional staples mentioned above, to family routines practiced for decades, there is no doubt the golf community will be ready to celebrate again when the time comes.
Jump into our feeds on Facebook, Twitter& Instagram to see all the replies & check out some of our favorites below.
Terri Santamassino on Facebook said…
The course. It’s absolutely beautiful. You know spring has arrive when you see all the flowers and greens. Everything starts here.
Elliot Shaw on Facebook said…
Knowing that, at the end of it, the #GreenJacket will be presented in the Butler Cabin and whoever gets the honor of receiving it will go down in Golf history as a #Master forever!
The childhood dream right there! #MastersChampion
Gordon Alexander on Facebook said…
The atmosphere within the grounds where you’re wholly reliant on the scoreboards and roars to understand what’s happening. The discussion within the crowd guessing and postulating what’s happening then the confirmation from the scoreboard is an excitement you can’t get from the intense TV coverage.
Mark Mahnke on Twitter said…
I tried… I don’t have a favorite…I just love everything about Masters week.
Marc Brady on Twitter said…
My drive through the back roads of S.C. early every Friday of Masters week feeling the anticipation… and a big THANK YOU to the Masters members for allowing PGA members to attend!
Emily Brown on Twitter said…
Placing your chair in the perfect spot in the morning to watch all players in the afternoon with a Georgia peach ice cream sandwich in your hand.

New Date Announced for 2020 PGA Championship

“Sports, and particularly the game of golf, are important vehicles for healing and hope,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “With the help of the City and County of San Francisco, our friends at the PGA TOUR, and our partners CBS Sports and ESPN, we are holding August 3-9 as dates for a rescheduled 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.
“We will continue to follow the guidance of public health officials, but are hopeful that it will be safe and responsible to conduct the PGA Championship in August and the Ryder Cup as planned from September 22-27 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin with our NBC Sports partners. With our country going through extremely difficult times, it will be an honor for all of us at the PGA of America to hopefully help turn a page in August with the PGA Championship and September with the Ryder Cup.”

Harbor Shores Looks Forward to KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2022

The development of Harbor Shores as a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and its hosting of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship has had a tremendous economic impact on Benton Harbor and Southwest Michigan, and this positive narrative will continue well beyond the cancellation of the 2020 Championship. With future KitchenAid Senior PGA Championships slated for May of 2022 & 2024 and thousands of fun golf rounds for amateurs to enjoy as well, the next chapters of this epic are slated to be tremendous.
The story of Harbor Shores and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is one of partnership, ingenuity and community, and to truly appreciate it, one has to understand that it’s so much bigger than golf. Jack Nicklaus summed it up perfectly: “With Harbor Shores, we set out really to change a community. This wasn’t just about a golf course. This was a non-profit project. That’s the important part of it. When we started, we had a factory where the first tee is. We had to remove toxic waste and buildings. But in the end, the whole course looks beautiful and we hope it is enjoyable to play.”
And enjoyable it is… Harbor Shores is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, and it has been delighting golfers and golf fans since its grand-opening round with golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. That special day at Harbor Shores in August of 2010 was headlined by Nicklaus sinking a double-breaking, 100+ foot putt, and the great shots and amazing moments at this Benton Harbor gem have just continued onward.

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And rest assured, more big things are coming to Harbor Shores, the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and Benton Harbor in the future.

2020 Masters Tournament Postponed

Statement from Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club:

On Wednesday, March 4, we issued a memo stating that our plans to host the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had not changed. Unfortunately, the ever-increasing risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus COVID-19 have led us to a decision that undoubtedly will be disappointing to many, although I am confident is appropriate under these unique circumstances.

Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals.

Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host the Masters Tournament and our amateur events at some later date.

We will continue to work with the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the City of Augusta and all other local authorities. We are grateful to all of these entities for their exceptional efforts and guidance.

We recognize this decision will affect many people, including our loyal patrons. Your patience as we make every effort to communicate effectively and efficiently is appreciated, and we will share any additional information as soon as it becomes available. Updates also will be posted to our website, Masters.com.

As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people everywhere, we seek your understanding of this decision and know you share our concern given these trying times. Thank you for your faithful support.

Fifth Annual Operation Turbo Golf Tournament

Description

Golf tournament to support Operation Turbo which sends “Boxes of Home” to our deployed service members to help make deployment just a little bit easier.

SHOTGUN STYLE START: 1 pm

FORMAT: Captains Choice Scramble

ENTRY FEE: includes greens fees, cart fees, range balls, and dinner

OTHER CONTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES:
(1) Hole Sponsorship: $30
(2) Mulligans: $5/mulligan (up to 3 per person)

If you would like to sponsor a hole, please contact us.

If you can’t make it to the event, please consider making a donation to help support Operation Turbo.

Date And Time

Wed, September 18, 2019

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

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Location

Sewells Point Golf Course

660 Ruthven Road

Norfolk, VA 23505

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

The First Look: Sanderson Farms Championship

It was just Cameron Champ’s second event as a full-fledged PGA TOUR member, but it was a memorable one. After birding five of his final six holes, Champ, then 23, won last year’s Sanderson Farms Championship by four shots over Corey Conners.

This year the Sanderson Farms Championship – held at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi — offers full FedExCup points (500 to the winner) for the first time.

FIELD NOTESPast champions other than Champ playing this week include Ryan Armour, Peter Malnati, Nick Taylor, Scott Stallings, D.J. Trahan, and Chad Campbell. … Recently named Rookie of the Year Sungjae Im will be in the field. Im also is the highest-ranked golfer from last year’s FedExCup standings playing in Jackson. … A plethora of rookies will be making their second starts as PGA TOUR members, led by Scottie Scheffler who topped both the Korn Ferry Tour season-long points list and the Korn Ferry Tour Finals points List. … Four major champions in the field — Jimmy Walker, Jason Dufner, Stewart Cink, and U.S. Team Presidents Cup assistant Zach Johnson. … Three Canadians – the most of any nationality other than American – have won the Sanderson Farms Championship (and nearly a fourth, Corey Conners, did it a year ago), and there will be five in the field this week including Conners, Mackenzie Hughes, David Hearn, Michael Gligic, and 2014 winner Nick Taylor.

FEDEXCUP: Winner receives 500 points

COURSE: Country Club of Jackson; 7,421 yards; par 72. The Country Club of Jackson will be hosting the Sanderson Farms Championship for the sixth time.

STORYLINES: The Sanderson Farms Championship has long been played opposite of an event on the PGA TOUR, but this year it got its own week on the schedule and will offer full FedExCup points … Six of the past seven Sanderson Farms Championship victors have been first-time winners on the PGA TOUR. … Chez Reavie, who was 14th on U.S. Presidents Cup points prior to the cut-off time, will be among those in the field as he looks for a captain’s pick. … Champ had three top-10 finishes a year ago, and all three came in the fall – including his win in Mississippi. He earned 81.5% of his FedExCup points in the five events he played last fall, proving the importance of a fast start.

72-HOLE RECORD: 263, Dan Halldorson (1986 at Hattiesburg GC). CC of Jackson record: 267, Cameron Champ (2018)

18-HOLE RECORD: 61, Keith Clearwater (2nd round, 1996 at Annandale GC). CC of Jackson record: 62, Roberto Castro (1st round, 2015).

LAST TIME: Talk about getting off to a quick start. In just his second start as a member of the PGA TOUR – after earning a spot via The 25 on the Korn Ferry Tour – Champ shot a 21-under 267 a year ago, setting the scoring record at the Sanderson Farms Championship en route to winning for the first time on the TOUR. Champ, who nearly returned to college (if he didn’t get through second stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School he would have gone back to Texas A&M for his senior season), instead of turning professional, got off to a heck of a start last fall. Champ took apart the Country Club of Jackson with his impressive length (he led the tournament in distance, with more than 308 yards per pop). Corey Conners remained tied with Champ until the 13th hole on Sunday before Champ reeled off five birdies in his final six holes, eventually winning by four shots. Carlos Ortiz and fellow 2018-19 rookie Sam Burns finished tied for third.

HOW TO FOLLOW

Television: Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel).

PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. ET (featured groups)

Radio: Thursday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. ET. Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio)