Six-time PGA Tour winner Billy Horschel of Ponte Vedra Beach already hosts an American Junior Golf event within the fall.
He’s now internet hosting knowledgeable event at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course.
The Advocates Professional Golf Association Tour will play the inaugural Billy Horschel Invitational July 29-31 at the Stadium Course, with 18 gamers competing in 36 holes, after a pro-am. Cisco is a presenting sponsor.
The event week additionally will embrace a roundtable, seminars and different improvement alternatives for the gamers with golf business leaders. The APGA was established in 2008 to deliver extra range to skilled golf by way of a collection of tournaments for minority gamers.
The PGA Tour started aiding the APGA final 12 months and it presently provides 13 tournaments this 12 months for greater than $350,000 in purses.
The area will embrace 9 gamers from the APGA Player Development Program, led by Kamaiu Johnson and Willie Mack III, who’ve performed in a number of PGA Tour occasions this season, plus Jarred Garcia of Jacksonville, Ryan Alford, Marcus Byrd, Michael Herrera, Joey Stills, Davin White and Rovonta Young.
Mack has received 65 professional occasions, together with six on the APGA, and received 11 faculty tournaments at Bethune-Cookman.
Also taking part in would be the 5 graduates of the APGA Collegiate Rankings, together with Prince Cunningham of Jacksonville. There can be three sponsor invites and the next-highest ranked APGA Collegiate participant.
Horschel stated his modest background may have prevented him from having extra skilled alternatives, had he not been an All-American at the University of Florida.
“Growing up in a blue-collar family, I did not always have the same opportunities in golf as some of my fellow competitors,” he stated in an announcement. “Without some of the success that I had in college, I would have struggled to find the financial backing, resources and industry connections to continue my dream of making it on the PGA Tour.
“Through the APGA Tour and the Player Development Program, I want to help support each players’ journey, provide them with some resources, and gain an experience that I hope will benefit each player as they chase their dreams in professional golf,” he added.
Cisco senior vice-president Mark Patterson, whose firm already sponsors Johnson, stated being concerned with the event suits into its objective of “powering a more inclusive future.”
“We are proud to step up and provide support for promising golfers, just as we did earlier this year when we welcomed Kamaiu Johnson to Team Cisco,” Patterson stated. “We’re thrilled to be part of this event and look forward to helping more aspiring golfers reach their full potential.”