Bermuda lands annual stop on PGA Tour to 2023
US golf's PGA Tour is to stage its first official annual tournament in Bermuda later this year, following a five-year hosting agreement with the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the island's marketing body, which will act as title sponsor.
The Bermuda Championship will be played at the Port Royal Course from 31 October to 3 November, and is expected to draw a field of 120 players competing for a $3 million prize pot.
Ty Votaw, executive vice-president, international at the PGA Tour, said: “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.”
Kevin Dallas, chief executive of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, 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.”