PGA Professional Championship returns to Florida in 2021 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie
By PGA of America
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, will host the 2021 PGA Professional Championship, the world’s largest all-professional event, on its Wanamaker (primary) and Ryder Courses.
The 54th PGA Professional Championship will be conducted in the Spring of 2021, with all four rounds to be broadcast live on Golf Channel. The Championship is presented by Club Car and OMEGA.
This will be the seventh playing of the Championship in the state of Florida, first since 1993.
“The PGA of America is excited to bring the 2021 PGA Professional Championship to PGA Golf Club and Florida's Treasure Coast,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley. “The Wanamaker and Ryder Courses have every element required to host a memorable national championship and challenge an exceptionally talented field of 312 PGA Professionals. This announcement reflects the PGA of America's long-term commitment to PGA Golf Club and the Port St. Lucie community.”
The PGA Professional Championship field is comprised of players who advance from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with Past Champions. The low 20 scorers at PGA Golf Club will earn a berth in the 2021 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Beginning in 2019, the PGA Professional Championship will be played in April as a result of new competition dates for the PGA Championship. The 2019 PGA Professional Championship will be conducted April 28-May 1, at Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina.
PGA Golf Club -- the PGA of America’s premier 54-hole facility -- hosts multiple PGA Member championships annually, such as the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, PGA Jones Cup, National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, Senior PGA Professional Championship (biennially, in even years) and the PGA's Tournament Series and Winter Championships.
“What's significant about this and for everyone affiliated with PGA Golf Club is that the facility will complete the circuit of hosting every PGA of America Member Championship,” said Jimmy Terry, Senior Director of PGA Golf Properties. “We're excited to welcome Golf Channel and the eyes of the golfing nation to Port St. Lucie, which will provide a picturesque backdrop to crown a worthy PGA Professional Champion. As far as I am concerned, 2021 cannot get here quickly enough.”
PGA Golf Club is home to three highly-decorated courses designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.
The Wanamaker Course ranked 18th in Golfweek’s “2018 Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” rankings, while the Dye Course rose to 22nd – making PGA Golf Club one of only a handful of properties with two layouts on the respected list.
The Ryder Course reopened in 2017 to rave reviews, following a renovation project that enhanced the greens and surrounding areas.