PGA Golf Tournament Coming to Lake Charles
In an announcement made yesterday by the Lake Charles SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Korn Ferry Tour has partnered with the CVB and the Golden Nugget Lake Charles in a 4 year contract to bring the tour to Lake Charles. The Korn Ferry Tour is operated by the PGA and has become the path for players to get into the PGA Tour. The top twenty-five players during the tournament are awarded PGA Cards. Players who have participated in the tournament and "made it" include Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Zach Johnson, and even Bubba Watson.
The Lake Charles Championship is set to be held on March 23-29, 2020 and is contracted up until 2024. There will be 156 players in total competing during the tournament with a $600,000 purse up for grabs.