Myrtle Beach Classic to Debut On PGA TOUR In 2024May 11, 2023 10:52AM ● By David Dykes
(Photo: Dunes Club Hole 11. Credit: Golf Tourism Solutions.)
A new PGA TOUR tournament, the Myrtle Beach Classic, sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach, will debut in 2024 along South Carolina’s Grand Strand.
A four-year agreement establishing the event was announced May 10, 2023, during a ceremony at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, with S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Duane Parrish attending along with representatives from the PGA TOUR, Visit Myrtle Beach, Golf Tourism Solutions, the city of Myrtle Beach and Horry County, S.C.
The Myrtle Beach Classic will be part of the PGA TOUR’s 2024 FedExCup Regular Season as a Full-Field additional event played the same week as a Designated event.
The tournament will feature a purse of $3.9 million with 300 FedExCup points awarded to the champion.
Tournament dates for the Myrtle Beach Classic will be announced at a later date along with the full 2024 FedExCup schedule.
The 2024 PGA TOUR schedule season begins in January with the FedExCup Regular Season, followed by three FedExCup Playoffs events in August and the FedExCup Fall starting in September.
Said PGA TOUR President Tyler Dennis: “With its incredible passion for golf, the Myrtle Beach community is a natural fit to bring this tournament to life. We look forward to partnering with Visit Myrtle Beach for a first-class tournament at a championship venue in Dunes Golf and Beach Club.”
The Myrtle Beach Classic will be one of two stops in the Palmetto State for the PGA TOUR in 2024, along with the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, an event that made its debut in 1969.
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, a Robert Trent Jones-designed course, was incorporated in May 1948 and hosted the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on PGA TOUR Champions from 1994 to 1999, with winners that included Raymond Floyd, Jim Colbert, Jay Sigel, Gil Morgan, Hale Irwin and Gary McCord.
The Dunes Club was also the site of PGA TOUR Q-School Finals in October 1973, with three-time defending NCAA champion Ben Crenshaw taking medalist honors.
The following month, the future World Golf Hall of Fame member would become only the second player ever at the time to win in his first start as a PGA TOUR member.