The 2021 Senior PGA Professional Championship begins Thursday, October 21st at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and the Rocky Mountain Section PGA is well represented. PGA Professionals Tom Anderson from Laurel, Montana, Jim Empey from Boise, Idaho, Tad Holloway from Caldwell, Idaho, Mike Hamblin from Twin Falls, Idaho, and John Van Vleet from Preston, Idaho, all qualified for this year’s championship.
The field will include players from 42 states, led by 28 Floridians, 19 Californians, and 17 Texans.
Every player will compete on the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses Thursday and Friday, to be followed by a cut to the low 90 scorers and ties. Following Saturday’s round, a second cut will be made to the low 70 scorers and ties. The third and final rounds will be played exclusively on the Wanamaker Course.
In addition to the Leo Fraser Trophy, named after the 16th president of the PGA of America, players are competing for a $318,000 purse including the winner’s share of $26,000.
PGA Golf Club, the PGA of America’s premier 54-hole facility, hosts multiple PGA Member championships annually, such as the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, Senior PGA Professional Championship (biennially) and the PGA’s Tournament Series and Winter Championships.