The PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship will be moving to Kentucky in 2018, and will be the first PGA Tour event in the Bluegrass State since 1959.
The tournament has been played opposite The Open Championship since it was added to the Tour schedule in 2015 and was held at Robert Trent Jones Grand National (Lakes Course) in Opelika each of the last three years. The tournament venue was listed as “to be announced” when the Tour released its 2017-18 schedule last month.
The event will now shift to the Champions Course at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, approximately 10 miles from Lexington. The PGA Tour’s last stop in Kentucky was the Kentucky Derby Open (1957-59) where Gary Player earned his first win in 1958.
Barbasol will remain the title sponsor of the event and the tournament will continue to offer a $3.5 million purse with $630,000 going to the winner. Grayson Murray won his first PGA Tour event at the Barbasol earlier this year, defeating Chad Collins by a shot. Aaron Baddeley and Scott Piercy took home the title in 2016 and 2015 respectively.