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November 18, 2020

Huntsville Championship Gets 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Date

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Huntsville Event Was to Have Debuted Last Spring

The Huntsville Championship will finally make its Korn Ferry Tour debut April 26-May 2 at the Ledges, the PGA Tour announced.

The PGA Tour released the 23-event 2021 Korn Ferry Tour schedule on Wednesday. The Huntsville Championship, is the seventh event listed on the schedule.

It follows the Veritex Bank Championship in Arlington, Texas, and precedes the Simmons Bank Open in the Nashville area.

The inaugural Huntsville Championship was scheduled to be played last May but the tour went on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was one of 10 events that were canceled because of the virus.

Information about the tournament can be found at here.

The 2021 season ends at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in August. The season will have 46 events.

“Korn Ferry Tour graduates are prepared to compete with the world’s best on the PGA Tour from day one as we’ve seen with our last two PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honorees in Sungjae Im and Scottie Scheffler,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said.

“With a supersized 2020-21 schedule that bridges two years, we’re extremely confident the Korn Ferry Tour will once again deliver an exceptional class of graduates to the PGA Tour in the upcoming year.”

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna, which has been held at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha, Neb., since 2017, moves to the finale of the Tour’s Regular Season, where the first 25 PGA Tour cards for the 2021-22 season will be awarded based on the season-long points list. The event is set to be contested Aug. 9-15 and will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

“The season-long race for 25 PGA Tour cards is at the foundation of the Korn Ferry Tour, and we are excited to bring that incredible atmosphere to the passionate golf fans in Omaha,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin. “The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna has been one of our Tour’s premier events over the last four years, and we are looking forward to continuing that tradition leading into 2021 and beyond.”

The 25 PGA Tour cards will be awarded upon the conclusion of the Pinnacle Bank Championship in August, with the three-event Finals to award 25 additional cards.

The 2021 season will open with the third annual LECOM Suncoast Classic, which returns to Lakewood National Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., the week of Feb. 15-21, 2021.

The Tour also announced the addition of two new events to the schedule with the Emerald Coast Classic at Sandestin and the Paiute Las Vegas Championship. The Emerald Coast Classic will be held at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Raven Golf Club the week of March 29-April 4.

By Alabama Golf News staff

Here’s the full schedule:

Feb. 15-21LECOM Suncoast ClassicLakewood National GCLakewood Ranch, FL
March 15-21Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRASLe Triomphe G&CCBroussard, LA
March 22-28Savannah Golf Championship at The Landings ClubThe Landings Club – Deer CreekSavannah, GA
March 29-April 4Emerald Coast Classic at SandestinSandestin Golf and Beach Resort – Raven GCSandestin, FL
April 12-18Paiute Las Vegas ChampionshipLas Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Sun MountainLas Vegas, NV
April 19-25Veritex Bank ChampionshipTexas Rangers GCArlington, TX
April 29-May 2Huntsville ChampionshipThe Ledges GCHuntsville, AL
May 3-9Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker FoundationThe GroveCollege Grove, TN
May 10-16Visit Knoxville OpenHolston Hills CCKnoxville, TN
May 17-23KC Golf ClassicBlue Hills CCKansas City, MO
May 24-30Evans Scholars InvitationalThe Glen ClubGlenview, IL
May 31-June 6REX Hospital OpenThe Country Club at Wakefield PlantationRaleigh, NC
June 7-13BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX CorporationThornblade Club & The Cliffs ValleyGreenville, SC
June 14-20Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s YouthCrestview CCWichita, KS
June 21-27Live and Work in Maine OpenFalmouth CCFalmouth, ME
July 5-11TPC Colorado Championship at Heron LakesTPC ColoradoBerthoud, CO
July 12-18Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRSPanther Creek CCSpringfield, IL
July 19-25Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr PepperHighland Springs CCSpringfield, MO
Aug. 2-8Utah Championship presented by Zions BankTBDTBD, UT
Aug. 9-15Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by AetnaThe Club at Indian CreekOmaha, NE
Aug. 16-22Albertsons Boise OpenHillcrest CCBoise, ID
Aug. 23-29Nationwide Children’s Hospital ChampionshipOhio State University GC – ScarletColumbus, OH
Aug. 30-Sept. 5Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & FinanceVictoria National GCNewburgh, IN
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