A 10-year agreement guarantees that Warrick County will be home to what organizers call one of the world’s most dramatic golf tournaments.
Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana will host the newly established Web.com Tour Championship. It’ll be the last event of the tour, and golfers will compete for a slice of the $1 million purse.
But that’s not the big prize. At stake are 50 Professional Golfers' Association cards, which allow golfers to compete on the PGA Tour.
Web.com Tour President Dan Glod said Victoria National's course has been one of the tour’s most difficult courses, but with 50 cards on the line, it’s only going to get harder.
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said the championship will bring in nearly $12 million in tourism revenue annually. She said the event will continue to put the state on television screens around the world.
The new championship builds on a previous arrangement with Victoria National, which first hosted the United Leasing and Finance Championship in 2012. The new agreement is the first 10-year partnership in Web.com’s history.
Next year's event will take place over Labor Day weekend.