‘Can’t Wait’: Golf World Reacts to PGA Tour’s Massive Announcement

Published 05/10/2023, 8:00 PM EDT

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The world of golf always introduces new competitions. These tournaments might include brand-new events for the circuit as well as updated iterations of past competitions. Additionally, they can draw more spectators and corporate sponsors to the sport, which will ultimately boost its acceptance and financial viability. And that is certainly something the PGA Tour hopes to bring forth with its recent announcement of a new tournament.

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Since LIV Golf emerged last summer, the PGA Tour has seen many new changes to keep up with the competition. And continuing to grow, the Tour has now made yet another change with the introduction of a brand new tournament at one of the best golf courses in the world.

The PGA Tour announces a new tournament at a history-rich site

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Of late, the Tour has surprised the fans with many different changes, and now yet another follows. The PGA Tour announced the launch of a new tournament in South Carolina at a history-rich, 74-year-old golf course. The event, the Myrtle Beach Classic, will debut next year at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

The new competition has already found a sponsor in Visit Myrtle Beach, having recently signed a four-year agreement, and the event will take place as part of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup regular season in 2024. It will be held in the same week as the FedExCup event as a full-field extra event, with the winner of the first tournament walking away with 300 FedExCup points and a part of a whopping $3.9 million purse. The dates of the tournament are not fixed yet and will be announced only when the FedExCup 2024’s full schedule is released.

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According to the official PGA Tour news, all of this was unveiled at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club just hours ago, which will host the tournament next year. The hosting club is the second oldest in Myrtle Beach and was built in 1947 by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Situated in the Golfing Capital of America, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club has been under two separate projects of renovation, the second one making a splash of over $6 million!

The iconic course has hosted many significant events in the history of the sport, including one Women’s US Open and six Senior Tour major championships. Therefore, it is not a surprise that the announcement has spread like wildfire in the golf community, with many having excited and bold opinions about the Tour’s latest addition!

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This revelation has gotten the golf world excited, grabbing the interest of followers all around the world. It’s obvious that this news has resonated with the general public, and it will undoubtedly have a significant effect on the sector and the people involved. Some of the fan responses include:

One enthusiast surely seemed excited about the event.

Another fan praised the venue and is already waiting eagerly for the event tickets.

Another user also seemed in favor of the decision.

Meanwhile, another fan is already counting the days.

 

Furthermore, a fan used all his thinking and linked this new development with LIV Golf.

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Fans are anxiously anticipating further details as speculation and excitement reach a fever pitch. Ahead of the next tournament, the supporters are anxiously awaiting additional details. They surely will have a voracious appetite for information on the procedures, participants, and timetable.

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The event is clearly building up to be a great hit, even a year ahead! Wouldn’t you agree? Let us know in the comments below.

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Suhaib Bashir Dar

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Suhaib is a new addition to the EssentiallySports team as a golf writer. His passion for golf started with his admiration for Tiger Woods, and his favorite golf book is the co-authored Unprecedented: The Masters and Me by the legend himself. Before transitioning to golf, Suhaib wrote about the NBA, where he explored the legacies of basketball legends like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
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