Korn Ferry Tour’s Savannah Golf Championship Announces The Landings Club as Presenting Sponsor
Thursday, November 19th, 2020
The Savannah Golf Championship announced today a five-year partnership with The Landings Club for the annual tournament host to serve as official presenting sponsor. The event, which will formally be renamed the Savannah Golf Championship at The Landings Club, returns to The Landings Club – Deer Creek Course the week of March 22-28, 2021.
“We are pleased to announce The Landings Club as the first presenting sponsor of the Savannah Golf Championship,” said Tournament Director Cheyenne Overby. “The Landings Club is truly a remarkable location for professional golf and is a crucial part of the Savannah community. Today’s announcement further solidifies that relationship as we continue to grow our tournament footprint leading into 2021 and beyond.”
The Savannah Golf Championship at The Landings Club has quickly become a player favorite on the Korn Ferry Tour. In October, Evan Harmeling emerged victorious after defeating Kevin Dougherty in the tournament’s first playoff. In 2019, Dan McCarthy outlasted Scottie Scheffler to take home his first Korn Ferry Tour victory. Scheffler, who won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour last season, was recently named the PGA TOUR’s Rookie of the Year. At the inaugural event in 2018, Sam Burns edged Roberto Castro by one stroke to secure the victory. Burns would go on to finish the season ranked second in The 25, in turn securing his PGA TOUR card.
“With one of the largest golf memberships in the country, The Landings Club is passionate about golf – the culture, competition and camaraderie of the sport and we believe we are a natural fit to host the rising stars in professional golf as they compete at the Savannah Golf Championship,” said The Landings Club Executive Director Steven Freund.
In addition to the presenting sponsorship, it was also announced The Landings Club would serve as host of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament’s Final Stage, scheduled for November 1-7, 2021. Similar to the presenting sponsorships, a five-year agreement is in place to keep the Qualifying Tournament’s Final Stage at The Landings Club through 2025.
“We are also thrilled to deepen our partnership with the PGA TOUR as the host site for the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament’s Final Stage,” Freund added. “The Landings Club is ideally suited to host this drama-filled event as golf’s next generation of stars compete for their Korn Ferry Tour cards. We believe our partnership brings great benefit to The Landings Club, the Korn Ferry Tour and the aspiring golfers we will be privileged to host.”
Players who advance to Final Stage are assured Korn Ferry Tour membership for the following season, with Final Stage results determining how players are ordered on early-season field lists.
The medalist at Final Stage (and ties) will receive fully exempt status for the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season.
Finishers 2-10 (and ties) at Final Stage will receive exempt status through the second reshuffle period of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season (approximately 12 starts) and will be subject to subsequent reshuffles (which occur in approximately four-event intervals).
Finishers 11-40 (and ties) at Final Stage will receive exempt status through the first reshuffle period of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season (approximately eight starts) and will be subject to subsequent reshuffles (which occur in approximately four-event intervals).
The Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament has been played in California, Florida and Arizona since 2013, most recently being held at Orange County National near Orlando in December of 2019.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Qualifying Tournament will not be contested as previously scheduled, with Korn Ferry Tour combining 2020 and 2021 as a one-time, wraparound season due to prior event cancelations.
With 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season (since 2013), the Korn Ferry Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR. Twenty-five TOUR cards are reserved for the leading points earners at the end of the Regular Season. Another 25 are up for grabs at the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals that follow the Regular Season.
For more information about the Savannah Golf Championship, or to experience the tournament’s new website, please visit SavannahGolfChampionship.com.