The Web.com Tour Championship will be played Oct. 6-9, 2016 at the Atlantic Beach Country Club. The par 71, 6,815-yard course was designed by architect Erik Larson.
The Web.com Tour Championship has produced an impressive list of winners, including major champions David Duval (1993) and Stewart Cink (1996), as well as recent PGA Tour winners Matt Every (2009), Chesson Hadley (2013) and Emiliano Grillo (2015).
The format for the four-day will feature 72-hole stroke-play competition, a 36-hole cut to low 65 and ties and a $1 million total purse with a first prize of $180,000.
“We are excited to put forth a number of affordable and VIP-level ticket options for golf fans in Northeast Florida,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. “The Web.com Tour Championship is the pinnacle of our season, and allows for the enjoyment of the game’s next generation of PGA TOUR stars, as well as vibrant social activities in a location such as Atlantic Beach.”
To be broadcast on the Golf Channel, the Web.com Tour Championship is the culminating event of this year’s Web.com Tour tournament season and the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Preceded by 21 regular season tournaments, the finals will feature the top 75 money winners at the end of the Web.com Tour’s regular season, as well as players who finish 126th to 200th at the end of Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour and are not eligible to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs.
The 25 leading money winners on the Web.com Tour after the WinCo Foods Portland Open will be guaranteed a PGA Tour card for 2016-17. An additional 25 players will earn tour cards for 2016-17 based solely on their play in the finals.
Tour ranking positions for all 50 players will be done on an alternating basis between the first set of 25 players using combined regular season and finals earnings, and the second set using finals earnings only.
Proceeds from the Web.com Tour Championship will benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital. A part of Baptist Health, Wolfson Children’s Hospital is recognized as one of America’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital provides care for all children, regardless of their ability to pay.
More information on the tournament, schedule and special events as well as all levels of tickets are available at www.WebTourChampionship.com.