The PGA of America today announced that the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, will host the PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, Club Car and OMEGA, the world’s largest all-professional event, on its Fazio Foothills (primary) and Coore-Crenshaw Courses in April of 2022.
The 54th PGA Professional Championship will feature a 312-Member nationwide field.
In 2019, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa hosted the PGA Cup and the Women’s PGA Cup ― both won by U.S. Teams ― as well as the Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac. Omni Barton Creek was slated to host the 2020 PGA Professional Championship in April.
“We’re excited to be returning to the beautiful City of Austin and the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in 2022 for another signature PGA of America event,” said Jim Richerson, President of the PGA of America. “We’re always anxious to showcase the top players and storylines among our PGA Professionals as they vie for the Water Hagen Cup on two gorgeous golf courses in Texas’ renowned Hill Country.”
“It is our honor to welcome PGA of America’s top professionals from around the world to play on our famed Fazio and Coore-Crenshaw courses,” said Todd Raessler, General Manager of Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. “Our resort, in the heart of Austin’s Hill Country, has always been a top golf destination and hosting such a prestigious event demonstrates why.”
Begun in 1968, the PGA Professional Championship is the showcase event for PGA Professionals and offers a $675,000 purse. The field includes players advancing from Sectional Championships, past Champions and the top 20 players and ties from the previous year’s Championship. The low 20 scorers in 2022 at Barton Creek earn a berth in the 2022 PGA Championship.