PGA TOUR 2021 - The Palmetto Championship in Congooree, South Carolina, 10-13 June
This Week in Congaree, South Carolina
When the Canadian Open was cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, the TOUR turned to Congaree. This is the first time a TOUR championship has been held here and the people and businesses in the region are welcoming the event with keen optimism.
On the Course:
Congaree Golf Club, par 71, 7,655 yards. The 2017 Tom Fazio design in South Carolina’s Lowcountry (about 30 minutes north of Savannah, Georgia) is built on a 3,200-acre property with holes routed between trees that are up to 300 years old.
It was built with the sandbelt courses of Australia in mind and will challenge the TOUR’s best with its length (the par-5 4th, for example, measures 645 yards while there are two par-4’s on the front nine longer than 520 yards) and natural hazard areas.
On the Field:
Previous Canadian Open winner Dustin Johnson will be there, and "Other high-profile names who are choosing to play in South Carolina prior to heading to Torrey Pines for the U.S. Open include world No.10 Tyrrell Hatton, fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, and former PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Sungjae Im." Read more here
Michael Jones from Golf Australia notes that Congaree was Adam Scott's "venue of choice to practise and prepare for his return to the PGA Tour last year after his extneded break at home in Queensland." Also referenced is Brooks Koepka, who "will be making his first competitive appearance since the US PGA Championship, where he finished runner-up to Phil Mickelson". Read more here