2016 World Golf Village Invitational Preview


AAron Baddeley is at World Golf Village in Florida. The Australian has missed the cut in his last two starts, but he’s looking to get back on track this week at the RSM Classic.

The 2016 World Golf Village Invitational Preview is here!

The PGA Tour makes its final stop in Georgia of 2017 this week at the RSM Classic. Aaron Baddeley is coming off a tie for eighth finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship and will look to build off that success this week as he competes in his first RSM Classic. This is also one of his favorite courses of the year and he is excited to be playing it again.

The World Golf Village Invitational Preview is here!

The PGA Tour makes its final stop in Georgia of 2017 this week at the RSM Classic. Aaron Baddeley is coming off a tie for eighth finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship and will look to build off that success this week as he competes in his first RSM Classic.”

The World Golf Village Invitational (formerly the Web.com Tour Championship) returns to St. Johns County for the ninth consecutive year, and it’s sure to be a great week at TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course.

The event, which will again be the final regular-season tournament on the Web.com Tour, is set for September 29-October 2.

The World Golf Village Invitational has been known for its incredible playoffs over the years. Last year, Justin Thomas won by holing a bunker shot on the first playoff hole. In 2014, Kevin Foley prevailed with a birdie on the third playoff hole and in 2013, Hudson Swafford took home his first Web.com Tour title on the second playoff hole and went on to win PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year honors as well.

The 2015 winner was Justin Thomas who earned his first Web.com Tour title in one of the most dramatic finishes in tour history, holing a bunker shot on the first extra hole to beat Andrew Putnam and win by one stroke. The 2014 winner was Kevin Foley who outlasted Justin Thomas and Matt Bettencourt with a birdie on the third playoff hole to earn his second Web.com Tour victory.

In 2013, Hudson Swaff

The 2016 World Golf Village Invitational will be played at the King & Bear Golf Course in St. Augustine, Florida on April 25-30, 2016. The event is sponsored by the Professional Golfer’s Association of America and is the first of three events to be held at the King & Bear this season.

The PGA Tour has a long history with the King & Bear, but this is its first PGA Tour event since 2004. It was last held at the course in 2013 when it was won by Dustin Johnson. Since then, it has been played at another course.

The course is a par-72 layout that measures 7,300 yards from the back tees. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer and opened in 2000.

This year’s field is headlined by Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, who are both in their 40s but still playing on tour. They’ll be joined by Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson as they look to improve their chances of winning this event for a second consecutive year.

The World Golf Village Invitational has been a fixture on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada schedule since 2007. Here’s what you need to know about the 2016 edition of the event:

The Course

Covered Bridge Golf Club (par 71, 6,847 yards) has hosted the World Golf Village Invitational since 2014. The course features significant elevation changes, water hazards and large greens.

The Field

The field includes 115 players this week, with one spot reserved for a sponsor exemption to be announced later this week. The full list of competitors is available here.

The Purse

The winner will receive $25,000 from the $150,000 purse, second place will earn $15,000 and third place will collect $10,000. The final cheque of the week will be for $2,000 (T28).

The World Golf Village Invitational is one of the most prestigious events on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica schedule, and it’s just around the corner. The second edition of this event will be played Sept. 21-25 at the King & Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.

The field will feature 132 players playing for a $175,000 purse. The winner will receive $31,500, as well as a spot in the PGA TOUR’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas later this year. The top 20 players from the final 2016 money list will earn a promotion to the Web.com Tour for 2017.

The tournament is hosted by the First Tee of North Florida and benefits The First Tee Northeast Florida and other local charities. It also serves as a prelude to the Web.com Tour Championship, which is played at Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass Oct 6-9.

The World Golf Village Invitational presented by Huggies Little Movers is set to take place at the King & Bear at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida this week. This 54-hole event is the sixth US Kids Golf event of the 2016 season and will feature boys and girls divisions in ages 5-14 competing on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course.

The King & Bear, named after a collaboration between Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, is one of the most unique golf courses in the United States. The 18-hole layout features rolling hills and water hazards on 15 holes. Golfers are also treated to breathtaking views of the St. Johns River from almost every hole.

This year’s tournament will be particularly special for some players as it gives them an opportunity to play the same course where their parents played when they were kids. Members of the PGA TOUR Champions such as Fred Funk and Woody Austin played in various events at World Golf Village when they were junior golfers, including multiple Players Amateur tournaments.

Austin has fond memories of his time playing competitive golf at World Golf Village. “You always know it’s a big deal when you play there because you know all those great players have been there before you,” said

The best golfers in the world are at TPC Sawgrass this week, but if you don’t have a ticket to The Players Championship, there’s still plenty of golf action nearby.

You can find it at the World Golf Village, where Florida State University is hosting the World Golf Village Invitational at Slammer & Squire. The Seminoles are the defending champions in this event that features 16 teams from 15 states and five countries. FSU is one of three schools from the ACC in the field along with Clemson and Virginia.


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