The 37th Annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship has received a pair of exemptions into the prestigious Dixie Amatuer, an event whose past champions include Brandt Snedeker, Daniel Berger and Hal Sutton.
The exemptions will go to the winners of the Men’s and Senior Men’s Gross Divisions. The World Am added gross divisions five years ago and high level amateurs have flocked to the event, enjoying the format and the atmosphere surrounding the world’s largest single-site golf tournament.
The 2020 World Am will be played Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 on 60 of Myrtle Beach’s premier courses. After 72 holes of stroke-play competition, the top 3 competitors in the gross division flights will advance to the World Championship Playoff, and the players with the lowest five-round score in each division will earn a spot in the Dixie Amateur.
Eagle Trace Golf Club, a former home of the Honda Classic, will host the Men’s and Senior Men’s Dixie Amateur in December 2020. The World Am will cover the cost of entry, airfare and lodging for the two players who earn exemptions.
“We are delighted to be offering a pair of exemptions into the 2020 Dixie Amateur for the winners of the gross divisions at the PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship,” Tournament Director Scott Tomasello said. “Elite amateurs have embraced the opportunity to play a 72-hole tournament and enjoy the experience at the World’s Largest 19th Hole. We look forward to attracting another outstanding field, and the exemptions will only add to the appeal of this year’s World Am.”
More than 3,000 players from across America and more than 20 countries are again expected to participate in golf’s largest single-site tournament.