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July 9, 2024

Myrtle Beach, S.C. (July 8, 2024) – The PGA TOUR’S Myrtle Beach Classic will again be played in early May in 2025, with the competition dates set for May 8-11 at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Chris Gotterup won the inaugural Classic in 2024, which was the first PGA TOUR event to be held along the Grand Strand.

“Year one exceeded our expectations, and the community is eager to see what is in store for year two,” said Darren Nelson, tournament director, who shared the scheduled dates for 2025. “With the backing of our title sponsor Visit Myrtle Beach and the support from our business community and public, Myrtle Beach has proven to be a great home for a PGA TOUR event in just one year.”

The first-year event drew more than 40,000 fans, and delivered some memorable golf moments, along with the additional entertainment of two free concerts, corporate hospitality options, and a public Fan Zone. It also received rave reviews from the professional golfers.

Thorbjorn Olesen, who set a course record with his 10-under-par 61 on Sunday over the 7,347-yard layout to move into a tie for 16th place, said, “I didn't really know what to expect. I’ve never been here before. I think the golf course is great. I think there's a lot of demanding tee shots out there. I feel like you have to be on your game.”

And Robert MacIntyre, who shared the first-round lead with a 7-under 64 before finishing tied for 13th, praised the event. “It's unbelievable. It's a great track. I didn't know what to expect, but this is top drawer,” said MacIntyre, who went on to claim his first PGA TOUR victory a month later at the RBC Canadian Open. “The greens are absolutely perfect.”

The Dunes Club layout will not change for 2025, but players may anticipate a golf course that will be a bit more challenging, without any major changes.

“The players can expect that the golf course will be very similar to last year,” said Steve Hamilton, director of agronomy at the Dunes Club. “There won’t be any major changes for 2025. This golf course now can be as challenging as the TOUR wants to set it up. I think you’ll see that the rough will be a little taller. It was at two inches this year. Maybe we will get it as high as three inches next year, depending on the weather.”

The winner of the Myrtle Beach Classic is again expected to earn a spot into the PGA Championship field, which will be contested at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., from May 15-18, 2025.

The Myrtle Beach Classic is managed by SPORTFIVE, a global event management company. The local event was one of two stops in the Palmetto State for the PGA TOUR in 2024, joining with the RBC Heritage in April at Harbour Town Golf Links.


About Myrtle Beach Classic

The Myrtle Beach Classic, a dual-field PGA TOUR event hosting 132 players, will be played May 8-11, 2025, at Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., commonly known as the “Golf Capital of the World.” Updated information on the 2025 event can be found at myrtlebeachclassic.com.  

About PGA TOUR

By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.

The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Americas and administers PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry and PGA TOUR University. TOUR members represent the world’s best players, hailing from 28 countries and territories. Showcasing the biggest moments in the sport with history and legacy on the line, the PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 28 languages via 44 broadcast and digital partners. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated almost $4 billion.

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SPORTFIVE is a global sports marketing agency that delivers customer-centric solutions based on trust and transparency, deep industry experience and global relationships, digital intelligence, and innovation. SPORTFIVE strategically and creatively connects brands, rightsholders, media platforms and fans to create and enable contemporary partnerships in sports.

While creating and growing long-term value for all, SPORTFIVE often leads the sports business into the future through innovative digital solutions and strives to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports.

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