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ABOUT

The Savannah Golf Championship is contested annually on the Deer Creek Course at The Landings Club. The tournament is a part of the Korn Ferry Tour Schedule and is a four-day, 72-hole, stroke-play competition with a total purse of $600,000.

The Landings Club on Skidaway Island is a private luxury golf community dedicated to serving members with an active lifestyle and providing resort-class amenities in a vacation setting. Located 12 miles from the historic downtown area of Savannah, The Landings Club offers members access to 6 championship golf courses, two marinas, 31 HarTru tennis courts, 10 Pickleball courts, four clubhouses, five swimming pools, bocce ball and an innovative fitness and wellness center.

HISTORY

Savannah has a rich history of golf, with golf and athletic clubs appearing as early as the 1800s. Tournament golf has visited Savannah since at least the 20’s and 30’s, including the 1930 Savannah Open where Bobby Jones lost by one stroke to Horton Smith. Later that year Jones went on to win the Grand Slam, still the first and only player to complete the task in a single season.

The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, contested at The Club at Savannah Harbor, had a successful 11-year run from 2003-2013 and was a popular stop on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule. Field regulars included Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, and Savannah native Gene Sauers.

The inaugural Savannah Golf Championship was contested March 29 – April 1, 2018 and highlighted by PGA TOUR rising star Sam Burns hoisting the trophy on Sunday.

PAST CHAMPIONS

2019 CHAMPION

Dan McCarthy

Age - 33
Turned pro - 2007
Birthplace - Syracuse, New York
College - Le Moyne College
Fun Facts - Favorite movie is "Forest Gump"
Favorite course is Bethpage State Park (Black)
2018 CHAMPION

Sam Burns

Age - 22
Turned pro - 2017
Birthplace - Shreveport, Louisiana
College - Louisiana State University
Fun Facts - Loves to hunt and fish
2017 NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year

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