PGA of America

PGA Professional Championship

The 53rd PGA Professional Championship will be played in July 19-22, 2020 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Just 10 miles northwest of downtown Austin, the resort blends the best of the capital city with the beauty of Texas Hill Country.

Registration for the 2020 PGA Professional Championship opens at 8:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, and continues through 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. To register, click here.

Eligibility is limited to PGA members who meet all of the following criteria:

Must be eligibly employed in and classified in one of the following membership classifications as of June 24, 2020. The PGA of America headquarters membership records must reflect this status and the individual must actually be
eligibly employed on June 24, 2020
. PGA Tournament Corporation, Inc., reserves the absolute right to deny any entry at any time in the event that The PGA of America determines that an individual is not eligibly employed as required herein.

*MPMaster Professional
A-1Head Professional at a PGA recognized golf course
A-2Head Professional at a PGA recognized golf range
A-4Golf Directors at a PGA recognized golf course
*A-5Past PGA Presidents
A-6Self-employed teaching professionals
A-7Director of Golf or Head Professional at a PGA recognized golf facility under construction
A-8Assistant Professional
A-9Executives or managers of golf properties
A-10Golf Clinicians
A-11Employees of Golf Associations
A-12College Golf Coaches
A-13General Managers/Directors of Club Operations
A-14Directors of Instruction at a PGA recognized facility
A-15Retail
A-16Golf Course Architect/Builder
A-17Golf Course Superintendents
A-18Golf Media
A-19Golf Manufacturer Management
A-20Golf Manufacturer Sales Representatives
A-21Tournament Director
A-22Rules Official
A-23Golf Club Fitting/Golf Club Repair
A-24PGA members primarily employed within the golf industry who are not eligible for another Active classification
LMALife Member Active
LMMALife Member Master Professional Active

\Must be eligibly employed in one of the above mentioned active membership classifications to be eligible.*

Must not have played in more than eight (8) combined Adams Pro Tour (APT), Asian Tour, Dakotas Tour, European Challenge Tour, European Senior Tour, European Tour, JPGA Senior Tour, JPGA Tour, Korn Ferry TOUR (formerly web.com TOUR), Ladies European Tour (LET), Symetra Tour (LPGA), LPGA Tour, Mackenzie Tour - Canada, PGA Australia Tours, PGA New Zealand Tours, PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, PGA TOUR China, PGA TOUR LatinoAmerica, SwingThought Tour, The Safari Tour and The Sunshine Tour tournaments between June 24, 2019 and June 23, 2020. The U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open, PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Championship are not included in the 8-tournament count.

PGA Tournament Corporation, Inc., reserves the right to determine whether or not any Applicant is so employed and to reject any Applicant who does not meet these requirements.

A PGA member will not be eligible to participate if:

  • the member is serving a suspension from membership;
  • the member is suspended from tournament participation for National tournaments; or
  • the member is classified as Class F, LM, LMM, LMC, RM, Reserve, A-3, or Honorary.