PGA Tour to play another event in Lowcountry at Congaree Club

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RIDGELAND, S.C. (WSAV) – It turns out the RBC Heritage Classic won’t be the only PGA TOUR event in the Lowcountry this year.

The PGA announced Friday that the Palmetto Championship at Congaree will come to Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland from June 7 – 13.

Congaree Golf Club officials provided WSAV with the following statement: “We are excited about the opportunity to showcase Congaree, Congaree Foundation and the incredible South Carolina Lowcountry to the world.

The PGA TOUR and Gov. McMaster shared additional details regarding the tournament on Friday morning.

“South Carolina is open for business and we are proud to have the opportunity to take advantage of this unique opportunity,” Gov. McMaster said. “This nationally televised, elite tournament will give people from around the world a chance to see all that South Carolina has to offer and will jumpstart our tremendous tourism industry. We are grateful to the PGA TOUR and Congaree’s owner, Dan Friedkin, for this opportunity to highlight our great state.”

The tournament will replace the RBC Canadian Open, which was called off amid ongoing COVID restrictions in Canada.

Much like the RBC, the new tournament will run right up against a major. Congaree’s tournament will come the week before the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

There will be a 156-player field and limited spectators, per the PGA.

Ridgeland will be the PGA TOUR’s third stop in the Palmetto State in as many months. The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island outside of Charleston will host the PGA Championship in May.

Click here to read more about the tournament.

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