Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka Headline the Field at 2021 Palmetto Championship

Published 06/07/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Mar 11, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The PGA Tour saw a grand conclusion to the 2021 Memorial Tournament on Sunday. But there’s no time to relax as there is yet another tournament this week. In fact, the one-off Palmetto Championship at Congaree is all set to make its debut on the tour, and there are quite a few big names participating this year, including World No. 1 Dustin Johnson. 

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The Palmetto Championship is replacing the RBC Canadian Open which will be missing the calendar for the second straight year. Moreover, the Palmetto Championship will be the third tournament to be played at South Carolina this year, following the RBC Heritage and the PGA Championship. 

The 2021 Palmetto Championship will be played at the Congaree Golf Club. The Tom Fazio design came into existence in 2018 and has gained a good reputation since then. The course fits perfectly well with the surroundings, and the par-71 layout will pose a major challenge to the golfers. 

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Dustin Johnson returns to his hometown for the 2021 Palmetto Championship

Dustin Johnson has not been in good form lately. The reigning FedExCup champion has not made a Top 10 finish in his last seven starts and desperately needs to get back to playing solid golf once again. 

Johnson, a South Carolina native, headlines the 156-man field at the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Dustin Johnson has never won a tour title in South Carolina and this is the perfect opportunity to rewrite history. 

Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Dustin Johnson tees off on the 6th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka is also a part of the field at the Congaree Golf Club this year. Koepka registered a T2 finish at the 2021 PGA Championship and is looking to get back on top after his knee surgery. 

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Florida State golfer John Pak will make his professional debut at the 2021 Palmetto Championship. Pak is also the winner of the Hogan, Haskins, and Jack Nicklaus awards this year. Here’s the complete field at the 2021 Palmetto Championship. You can also view it here

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The one-off tournament at Congaree certainly has everyone excited. Dustin Johnson is the early favorite, but who are you backing to win it? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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