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PGA Professional Championship Debuts at Fields Ranch at PGA Frisco

PGA Frisco Golf Course

For the first time in its history, the PGA Professional Championship will be hosted at the Fields Ranch at PGA Frisco, marking a significant milestone for the prestigious tournament.

Sponsored by Club Car, Corebridge Financial, and Rolex, the 2024 edition of the championship is scheduled from Sunday, April 28, to Wednesday, May 1, showcasing the talents of PGA of America Golf Professionals from all 41 PGA of America Sections.

The top 20 finishers in the championship will earn coveted spots on the Corebridge Financial Team to compete in the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Among the competitors, defending champion Braden Shattuck stands out, aiming to replicate his success from the previous year.

Shattuck, PGA Director of Instruction at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pennsylvania, clinched victory with a remarkable 9-under-par performance in 2023.

Reflecting on his triumph, Shattuck highlighted his ability to maintain composure under pressure, a skill he hopes to leverage in his title defence.

Despite the expectations that come with being the defending champion, Shattuck remains focused on his game, striving for consistency and maintaining his approach to each round.

Joining Shattuck in the competition are 15 past PGA Professional Champions, including notable names such as Alex Beach, Rich Berberian Jr., and Matt Dobyns. Representing the Northern Texas PGA Section are ten members, including Brandon Bingaman, who secured his spot through a playoff victory in the Northern Texas PGA Professional Championship.

Notable competitors also include Michael Block, who aims to build on his strong performance in the 2023 PGA Professional Championship, and Stephanie Connelly-Eiswerth, the reigning Women’s PGA Professional Player of the Year.

Additionally, Bob Sowards, the 2023 Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year, returns to PGA Frisco following a previous appearance in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

Since its inception in 1968, the PGA Professional Championship has showcased the skill and talent of PGA of America Golf Professionals.

With a purse of $715,000, the championship promises intense competition, with cuts after 36 and 54 holes to narrow down the field.

Golf enthusiasts can catch the action live on Golf Channel during the second, third, and final rounds, providing an exciting showcase of professional golf at its finest.