HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – The PGA Tour has added the Bermuda Championship to its 2019-20 schedule, officials announced on Tuesday.
The event will be held at the government-run Port Royal Golf Course from October 31 to November 3, the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Championship in China.
The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), the official destination marketing organization for the island, and the PGA Tour announced the tournament during a news conference at Port Royal, ranked one of the world’s best public golf courses.
Port Royal played host to the now-defunct PGA Grand Slam of Golf, featuring the year’s four major winners, from 2009-2014.
The BTA has signed a five-year agreement, through 2023, as the title sponsor of the Bermuda Championship. The tournament, with an anticipated field of 120 professionals, will carry a purse of US$3 million and offer 300 FedExCup points to the champion. It will be broadcasted on the Golf Channel.
“We are excited to add the Bermuda Championship to the PGA Tour beginning next season,” said Ty Votaw, executive vice-president and chief global communications officer for the PGA Tour.
“Bermuda is an appealing year-round destination, and the players will love visiting in the fall, plus we will be hosted by an outstanding golf course.
“It promises to be a wonderful opportunity to showcase Bermuda – a beautiful island destination that embodies genuine hospitality – to the world.”
BTA chief executive Kevin Dallas added: “The Bermuda Tourism Authority is thrilled to have secured this pinnacle event in golf for Bermuda’s tourism industry and community.
“We’ve had our sights set on a PGA Tour partnership because of the significant economic benefit the event itself will generate for Bermuda’s economy as well as the worldwide exposure to their audience that perfectly aligns with Bermuda’s visitor targets.”