The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf

TPC Sawgrass
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. August 28 - September 1, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Juniors get the TOUR experience
The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf is held at TPC Sawgrass, home of The PLAYERS Championship. The event is one of six on the 2013 schedule played at a course which also hosts a professional golf event. In 2012, Bud Cauley became the event's first alum to compete at the PGA TOUR's PLAYERS Championship. Cauley first to go from Junior PLAYERS to THE PLAYERS
Around the world
The field boasts 19 players from foreign countries. The most represented country outside of the United States is Mexico with three juniors native of the southern neighbor. France, Ireland, Norway, Spain and Sweden will each be represented by two players, while Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and Panama each have one native player in the field.
The field by the numbers
Eight of the top 10 in the Polo Golf Rankings are scheduled to compete at the event. Scott Scheffler of Dallas, tops the field at No. 1 in the Polo Golf Rankings, while Brad Dalke of Hobart, Okla., (No. 2) and Tyler McDaniel of Manchester, Ky., (No. 10) are the only juniors returning who finished among the top-five in 2012.
Bill Huges named 2012 GM of the Year
Bill Hughes, General Manager of TPC Sawgrass, was named the General Manager of the Year by the American Junior Golf Association following the 2012 season. This award honors the general manager that displays an unwavering support of the AJGA and junior golf by creating a memorable tournament experience for players, families, staff and volunteers. Hughes was a driving force in creating The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf in 2007. General Manager of the Year: Bill Hughes
The Mission
More than half of the players in the field have verbally committed to play college golf at 30 different institutions.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 29
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Friday, August 30
8 – 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Saturday, August 31
8 – 10 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Sunday, September 1
8 – 10 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

 

2012 Results

The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
TPC Sawgrass (August 29 - September 2, 2012)
 
1 Robby Shelton, IV Wilmer, Ala. 70–67–72—209
2 Brad Dalke Hobart, Okla. 71–67–72—210
3 Jim Liu Smithtown, N.Y. 70–67–77—214
4 Daniel De La Garza Monterrey, Mexico 74–70–71—215
T5 Peter Kim Metuchen, N.J. 74–68–74—216
T5 Brandon Pierce Covington, La. 74–72–70—216
T7 Ben Dietrich Bluffton, S.C. 80–65–72—217
T7 Nicolo Galletti Phoenix, Ariz. 74–69–74—217
T9 Vincent Whaley McKinney, Texas 74–69–75—218
T9 Matt Gilchrest Southlake, Texas 75–68–75—218
T9 Pierre Mazier St Raphael, France 72–73–73—218
T9 Tyler McDaniel Manchester, Ky. 72–71–75—218
 

Media Accommodations

The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.

After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.

For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.

About the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-18) of more than 6,300 members from 48 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.