The PGA Tour Champions are coming back to Big Cedar Lodge.
PGA Tour Champions and Big Cedar Lodge announced Thursday two new events are going to be added to the Tour’s combined 2020-2021 schedule. The Charles Schwab Series at Bass Pro Shops’ Big Cedar Lodge will have back-to-back 54-hole tournaments played over nine days in August.
“This is our seventh year hosting the PGA TOUR Champions, and we are very happy to welcome these incredible players and friends back to Big Cedar Lodge,” Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge, said in a statement. “We continue to take great pride in this special place and our continued enhancements, including the grand opening of Ozarks National last year and the debut of the full Payne’s Valley course later this year. We know the unique beauty of our courses leave a lasting impression, and we look forward to providing a challenging, memorable experience to all of the players while showcasing the beauty and wonder of the Ozarks with the world.”
The tournaments will have a $3 million purse and be televised on the GOLF channel. The tournaments will take place on the Buffalo Ridge Course first, followed by the Ozarks National course.
The schedule will be:
- Aug. 17-18 – Practice rounds at Buffalo Ridge Course
- Aug. 19-21 – Three-day tournament at Buffalo Ridge Course
- Aug. 22-23 – Practice rounds at Ozarks National
- Aug. 24-26 – Three-day tournament at Ozarks National
“We are excited to once again partner with Johnny Morris and the great team at Big Cedar Lodge to bring the excitement of PGA TOUR Champions golf back to the Ozarks,” PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady said in a statement. “Our players have terrific memories tied to this amazing property, and I know Buffalo Ridge and Ozarks National will be tremendous venues for our fans watching around the world on GOLF Channel.”
No spectators will be allowed to attend any of the events because of COVID-19 related concerns. The GOLF Channel will provide extensive coverage of the events. Additional safety measures will include closing facilities to the public before all events to provide a “bubble” for players, caddies, and tournament staff.