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:
|LECOM Suncoast Classic
|Lakewood National GC
|Lakewood Ranch, FL
|Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS
|Le Triomphe G&CC
|Savannah Golf Championship at The Landings Club
|The Landings Club – Deer Creek
|March 29-April 4
|Emerald Coast Classic at Sandestin
|Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort – Raven GC
|Paiute Las Vegas Championship
|Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Sun Mountain
|Las Vegas, NV
|Veritex Bank Championship
|Texas Rangers GC
|April 29-May 2
|The Ledges GC
|Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation
|College Grove, TN
|Visit Knoxville Open
|Holston Hills CC
|KC Golf Classic
|Blue Hills CC
|Kansas City, MO
|Evans Scholars Invitational
|The Glen Club
|May 31-June 6
|REX Hospital Open
|The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation
|BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
|Thornblade Club & The Cliffs Valley
|Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth
|Live and Work in Maine Open
|TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes
|Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS
|Panther Creek CC
|Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper
|Highland Springs CC
|Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank
|Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna
|The Club at Indian Creek
|Albertsons Boise Open
|Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
|Ohio State University GC – Scarlet
|Aug. 30-Sept. 5
|Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance
|Victoria National GC