The inaugural edition of the APGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open featuring young minority professional golfers will be played Saturday on Torrey Pines Golf Course’s North Course while the third round of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open is played on the South Course.
The one-day, 27-hole tournament is conducted by the Advocates Professional Golf Association Tour. It will give its 16 players the rare opportunity to play on a PGA Tour-quality course.
Alumni of the 11-year-old APGA Tour include Tony Finau, who is 16th on the Official World Golf Ranking and was a member of the victorious U.S. team in the Presidents Cup in December, and Harold Varner III, who tied for third in last year’s The Northern Trust.
“Our mission from the beginning was to bring greater diversity to the game of golf,” APGA Tour CEO and founder Ken Bentley said. “This event will help put a spotlight on those efforts.”
The APGA Tour has had a strategic partnership with the PGA Tour since 2012.
“We look forward to broadening our partnership with the APGA Tour in the coming year and beyond in support of their mission of providing competitive opportunities to talented players from diverse backgrounds and to help further the interest, growth and development in golf among minorities,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said.
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