2021 Korn Ferry Tour Championship organizers reveal ‘new and exciting changes’ during media day

Three-time PGA Tour champion Boo Weekley joined the excitement
Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 12:25 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Organizers of the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Championship announced the tour’s 10th appearance at Victoria National, along with notable changes, in their first official media day.

The press conference was held in the banquet room of the Comfort by Cross Eyed Cricket in downtown Evansville for media members and Tour sponsors as the competition is only seven weeks away.

One of the changes expected this year is new on-site parking access for all visitors.

And, there’s a new fan pass option, which includes general admission access and lunch.

Organizers said after last year’s limited attendance, they’re excited to welcome everyone back.

”The Korn Ferry Tour Championship is celebrating its 10th year here in the Tri-State, so even more fan fare and excitement this year after last years event,” Tournament Director Laureen Cates said. “After having to take off last year because of COVID, where we had limited spectators and just the competition side of everything, it’s nice to have everyone back, moving at full force, and ready to have the event here at the end of August.”

After the announcements, three-time P-G-A Tour champion Boo Weekley pumped up the crowd with a Q&A session and encouraging messages for Tri-State locals.

“The fans ought to come out and see it because these are the next guys that’re going to be on the PGA Tour,” Weekley said. “These are the guys that are going to make a difference. They will make an impact, there’re going to be a lot of fans following, and they’re going to remember them here playing in Evansville at Victoria. This is going to be unreal.”

In the nine previous incarnations of the tournament, $1.9 million in donations have been raised for local charities.

This year, the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by the United Leasing & Finance continued the giving tradition through the tournament host organization Golf Gives Back, Inc.

The championship runs from September 2nd through the 5th.

For schedule updates and tournament information visit the Korn Ferry Tour Championship website.

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