The Rolex Tournament of Champions Swings into The Palm Beaches
15 Nov, 2017
The Rolex Tournament of Champions, which has been the premier tournament on the American Junior Golf Association's season and will take place at PGA National Resort & Spa from November 18-23, 2017. The 144-player invitation-only field is made up of boys and girls, ages 12-18, from 25 states and 12 foreign countries. The tournament is 72 holes of stroke play and will take place on PGA National’s Champion and Fazio courses. Former champions include Stewart Cink (1989), Tiger Woods (1991), Paula Creamer (2002), Grace Park (1994, 1996) and Morgan Pressel (2004).
The AJGA is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Overall, the AJGA conducts more than 100 tournaments and 60 qualifiers around the country in a calendar year. The success of this organization is evident, considering that more than 300 AJGA alumni play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have earned more than 830 Tour victories.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has a dynamic partnership with the AJGA. In addition to the Rolex Tournament of Champions, the AJGA Girls Junior National will take place at PGA National in March. The AJGA Preview at Osprey Point, the AGJA at Seagate takes both take place in April and the Daniel Berger Junior Championship take place at the Dye Preserve in June.
In addition to elevating Palm Beach County’s position as an elite golf destination, the Rolex Tournament of Champions will provide an enormous economic boost. The prestigious tournament is expected to generate over 1,200 room nights and $500,000 in economic impact. With over 160 golf courses and optimal year-round climate, Palm Beach County continues to be a leader in hosting national golf tournaments.