It may be almost 100 years since MIT Professor, Frank Shields, concocted his shaving cream in 1919 in Indianapolis, and it’s been almost one year since it was announced that the Barbasol Championship will be held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Auburn/Opelika, Alabama, July 13-19, 2015.
With Alabama being a next-door neighbor to Georgia, there will be of Peach State connections and angles to the Barbasol Championship.
Players with State of Georgia connections teeing it up at the Barbasol:
Blake Adams – Georgia Southern University
Roberto Castro – Georgia Tech
Ryuji Imada – University of Georgia
Troy Matteson – Georgia Tech
Zach Sucher – UAB, from Atlanta
Vaughn Taylor – Augusta State University
Nicholas Thompson – Georgia Tech
Cameron Tringale – Georgia Tech
Richy Werenski – Georgia Tech; Winner of Big Break
The rest of the field will be led by:
Sangmoon Bae – Currently 20th in FedEx Cup Points and 87th in the world ranking. Winner of 2015 Frys.com Open
Jonathan Byrd – Five time winner on the PGA TOUR
Alex Cejka – Winner of the 2015 Puerto Rico Open
Brendon de Jonge – Currently 28th in FedEx Cup Points and 90th in the world ranking
Collectively, the field has 147 wins on the PGA TOUR. The PGA TOUR will award 300 FedEx Cup points to the winner. Admission is free for active and retired military plus children age 15 and younger.
The Barbasol Championship is a short drive from the Atlanta metro area, but it will also get major coverage on the Golf Channel.
Thursday, July 16 – First round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from 4 to 7 Eastern
Friday, July 17 – Second round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from 4 to 7 Eastern
Saturday, July 18 – Third round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from 4 to 7 Eastern
Sunday, July 19 – Final round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from4 to 7 Eastern. End of play anticipated at 7 p.m. Eastern.
Get all the details at www.barbasolchampionship.com.