COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Governor Henry McMaster made a special announcement on Friday about a ‘major sporting event’ coming to South Carolina this summer.
South Carolina will be host to three PGA Tour events spanning three months – the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island in April, PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in May, and now the Palmetto Championship at Congaree which is scheduled for this June at the Congaree Golf Club in Jasper County.
“As you know, South Carolina has a strong history of competition and achievement, including in sports, athletics, great golf, and successful tournaments – so today, I am pleased to announce that in June 2021, South Carolina will be hosting a third PGA Tour event. Three in a row,” said Gov. McMaster.
The Palmetto Championship will replace the RBC Canadian Open, which was slated for the same period, but was cancelled due to Canada’s coronavirus restrictions.
“South Carolina is open for business and we are proud to have the opportunity to take advantage of this unique opportunity,” Gov. McMaster said. “This nationally televised, elite tournament will give people from around the world a chance to see all that South Carolina has to offer and will jumpstart our tremendous tourism industry.”
The tournament will happen a week before the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. There will be a 156-player field and limited spectators, according to the PGA.