THE DUSTIN JOHNSON WORLD JUNIOR

The 5th annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is proud to host an international field comprised of the game’s best junior golfers. The tournament, for Boys and Girls ages 13-18, will feature 90 players from around the world and will be played at TPC Myrtle Beach February 28 – March 1st, 2020 (54-holes, 2020 is a leap year).

With the support of Johnson, the #1 ranked player in the World for over 2 years, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against premier players from across the globe.

TPC Myrtle Beach, which was home to the Senior PGA Tour Championship & 2019 NCAA Men’s Regionals, was built with the idea of hosting Tour-level events, and Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship participants will be the beneficiaries. From names on their lockers to placards on the range and live scoring throughout the property, the tournament will provide players an experience similar to what DJ enjoys on Tour.

The early Spring date, which will take advantage of Myrtle Beach’s sub-tropical climate, will give juniors a chance to jump-start their season at one of the best events on the calendar.

FOUNDED

2016

Established in 2016, the Dustin Johnson World Junior provides junior golfers a PGA TOUR style experience. From the southern hospitality of TPC Myrtle Beach to the championship conditions and competition. Alumni of the tournament have gone on to play PGA TOUR events, Walker Cups, U.S. Women’s Opens in addition to hoisting some of the games most coveted junior trophies.

Heading into the events’ 5th year of play, Dustin Johnson along with the Dustin Johnson Golf School, Founders Golf International,  TPC Myrtle Beach & Golf Tourism Solutions are proud to put forth an amazing experience for junior golfers from all walks of life.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible top 5 male & top 3 female finishers in 2019.

Winner of the following events:

  • 2019 Bobby Chapman Invitational (Boys only)
  • 2019 Beth Daniel Junior Azalea (Boys & Girls)
  • 2019 SCJGA Junior Championship (Boys only)
  • 2019 CGA Carolinas Junior (Boys & Girls)
  • #1 Ranked Boy/Girl in SCJGA / TYGA as of January 7th, 2020

Ranked in the top 1,000 mens or top 500 womens overall WAGR rankings as of January 7th.

Ranked in the overall top 200 boys or top 100 girls in Junior Golf Scoreboard or Golfweek rankings as of January 7th.

Ranked in the 18&U top 200 boys or top 100 girls in European Golf rankings as of January 7th.

THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RESERVES NO LESS THAN 8 SPOTS FOR SPONSOR INVITES.

ENTRANT ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to both male and female amateur golfers who are 13 – 18 years old as of the first round of tournament play. Special exemptions may be granted for those under 13 meeting criteria. All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.

APPLICATION TIMELINE: Applications must be submitted by January 7th. A total of 87 selections (approximately 64 boys and 23 girls) will be made on January 8th based on applicant category and rank within category if necessary. IE: Assuming more than 87 applicants meet a category as of January 7th, selections will be made based on category and rank within category using a max allotment per category.

Should spots be available after January 8th, selections will be made on a bi-weekly basis to applicants meeting a criteria until the field is complete. After January 8th, any available selections will be made from the at-large application pool on a rolling basis. At-large applications will not be accepted any earlier than January 8th and it is recommended to apply for the local qualifying round.

*The Dustin Johnson World Junior committee reserves the right to review the selection criteria and make changes as needed on a continual basis. Please review the event schedule for more information in regards to the application timeline.

Past Boys Champions

2019 Champion

Akshay Bhatia

2018 Champion

Michael Brennan

2017 Champion

Trent Phillips

2016 Champion

Blake Taylor

Past Girls Champions

2019 Champion

Alexa Pano

2018 Champion

Alexa Pano

2017 Champion

Skylar Thompson

2016 Champion

Delaney Shah

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

ENTRY FEE: The participant entry fee is $250. Entry fee covers 54 holes of competition with a cut after 36 holes, complimentary practice round, welcome dinner for participant and 2 guests, player dining and welcome gift package. All applications require a credit card or check to be placed on hold and will not be processed until accepted.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations need to be submitted in writing to scott@golfholiday.com. Cancellations received prior to end of day February 7th will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between February 8th and February 26th will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after February 26th will forfeit their entry fee.

TEE TIMES: Tee times will be Friday, February 28th to Sunday March 1, 2020, from approximately 9:00 – 11:20 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

CUT: After the second round of play. The top 40 & ties in the boys division and the top 15 and ties in the girls division will play the third and final round. Cut line is subject to final participation.

TOURNAMENT TEES: The Boys Championship will be played at approximately 6900 yards and Girls Championship at approximately 6000 yards.

PLAYER HOSPITALITY: Lunch and a complimentary practice round will be provided on Thursday, February 27 at the TPC Myrtle Beach Clubhouse for all players. Breakfast and lunch will be provided Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 1 at the TPC Myrtle Beach Clubhouse for all players. Healthy snacks and beverages will be available on the course during tournament play for all participants.

RANKINGS

Results will be sent to World Amateur Golf Ranking, SPWAR, AJGA, National Junior Golf Scoreboard and GolfWeek, SCJGA, TYGA and other state associations by request. Weight, stars, performance ratings and overall acceptance of Dustin Johnson World Junior results is at each individual associations’ discretion. If you wish to have results sent to your local state/regional association not listed please contact info@worldjuniorgolfchampionship.com.

EXEMPTIONS

Boys Champion will receive exemption to:

  • 2019 Bobby Chapman Invitational
  • 2019 Beth Daniel Junior Azalea

Girls Champion will receive exemption to:

  • 2019 Beth Daniel Junior Azalea

*Additional Rankings and Exemptions will be listed as they are secured.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Below are our preferred partner hotels for which you can obtain a discounted rate as a participant in the event:

THE INLET SPORTS LODGE
4600 US 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Studio Room with King Bed or Two (2) Twin Beds $105 – $115/night + applicable taxes & fees
Phone: 877.585.9360 mention Dustin Johnson World Junior.
DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON
3200 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Two (2) Queen Bed partial ocean view $105/night plus applicable taxes & fees
Phone: 1-843-315-7100 online booking available

PRIVATE HOUSING: As another housing option, juniors traveling alone may request private housing for the event. Please contact us to explore the option of private housing on-site.

AIRPORT: Myrtle Beach International Airport is located on the south end of Myrtle Beach, approximately one mile from the Atlantic Ocean; it is also easily accessible from U.S. 17 Business or Bypass, 15 minutes from the host venue and 5 minutes from the DoubleTree Host Hotel. Visit Myrtle Beach International Airport’s Website

FLIGHT OPTION #2: Fly into Charleston,SC – Flying directly into Charleston, SC can prove to be a less expensive alternative to flying directly into Myrtle Beach International Airport. The drive to Myrtle Beach from Charleston is approx. 2 hours depending on traffic and weather conditions. Visit Charleston Airport’s Website

FLIGHT OPTION #3: Fly into Wilmington,NC – Wilmington, NC is also a great alternative for those who’ll be lodging in the North Myrtle Beach area. Wilmington is approx. a 1:30 hour commute to the Myrtle Beach area. Visit Wilmington Airport’s Website

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

Local Rental Car Service Available:  Alamo | Avis | Budget | Enterprise | Hertz | National Car Rental | Thrifty

QUALIFIER

Those not meeting an invitation criteria to the full field event are welcome to participate in a qualifier on February 8th, 2020. This 18-hole competition will be held at TPC Myrtle Beach. A total of 84 entrants on a first come first serve basis will be accepted. Registration will open October 29th at 10AM ET.

The Tournament Committee anticipates 2 boys and 1 girl qualifying to the full field event via the local qualifier (and is subject to change at any time). Any applicant registering for the qualifier accepted to the full field prior to the qualifier date will be granted a refund of qualifier entry fees.