Congaree Golf Club, a 2017 Tom Fazio design with a noble mission of mentorship, will replace canceled Canadian Open on June 10-13
Announced: By the PGA Tour in a news release, that South Carolina will play host to a tournament in June during the week recently vacated when the RBC Canadian Open was canceled because of COVID-19 travel concerns. The yet to-be-named event will be held June 10-13 at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, S.C., about 40 miles north of Savannah, Ga. Congaree, a Tom Fazio design, opened in 2017 with only two members: businessman Dan Friedkin and the late Bob McNair, who owned the NFL’s Houston Texans. Under the club’s concept, “ambassadors” are invited to play but not pay green fees. Instead, they give their time as mentors to the Congaree Global Golf Initiative, which identifies promising students worldwide who have the talent to play college golf but lack the financial or social advantages. In its brief tenure, Congaree already has collected some big design accolades: Golf Digest’s “Best New Private Course” in 2018 and the best course built in the 2010-19 decade, among them. Congaree’s PGA Tour event will be played during the week before the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. The tournament will be the third stop in as many months for the PGA Tour in the Palmetto State, after the RBC Heritage on April 15-18 at Hilton Head and the PGA Championship on May 20-23 at Kiawah Island. For the revised PGA Tour schedule, click here.
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