On Monday, the PGA Tour announced in a joint press conference that the LeBron James Family Foundation will be the primary beneficiary of a new Web.com tournament coming to Cleveland, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
The event will be one of the stops on the Web.Com Tour Finals, serving as one of the four events that lead to 25 players earning PGA Tour cards.
The Web.com Tour and Canterbury Golf Club reached a three-year agreement for the event, which will be known as the DAP Championship. Dates for the 2016 DAP Championship will be September 5-11. DAP, through its Rust-Oleum brand, is also the title sponsor of the Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship, which is moving from Cleveland to the Chicago area.
“As an organization with a deep commitment to our local community, we are thrilled to be a part of this world-class event as it makes its debut in Northeast Ohio”, said Michele Campbell, Executive Director of The LeBron James Family Foundation. 126-200 in the FedExCup and are not otherwise exempt on the PGA Tour.
The event has typically brought together a high quality field over its previous four years and this year is no exception with three winners of events last week in different corners of the world in the field, namely Sergio Garcia who won in Vietnam, Bubba Watson who won in the Bahamas and Nathan Holman who won on the Gold Coast.
Meanwhile Thongchai Jaidee, who is expected to spearhead the home charge at the Thailand Golf Championship, hailed the recent successes of Danthai and Natipong Srithong and believes these youngsters can go on to become regular contenders on the world stage. It has played host to two U.S. Opens, two U.S. Amateurs, a PGA Championship, four Senior Players Championships, a U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship. “But overall, the golf course is very good and I’m looking forward to the week ahead”, added Clarke. Among its club professionals over the years was 1938 Masters champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Henry Picard. It’ll be the first event in the Web.com Tour Finals and will offer a $1 million purse.
A trio of October Web.com Tour graduates who have already won on the PGA Tour this season – Emiliano Grillo, Smylie Kaufman and Peter Malnati.