THE DUSTIN JOHNSON WORLD JUNIOR

The fourth annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will tee off with the goal of attracting an international field comprised of some of the game’s best junior golfers. The invitational event for Boys and Girls 13-18 will feature 90 players from around the world and will be played at TPC Myrtle Beach March 1 – 3, 2019.

With the support of Johnson, the #1 player in the World, 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, 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 March 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.

Heading into the events’ 4th 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 10 male & top 5 female finishers in 2018.

Ranked in the top 500 mens or top 250 womens overall WAGR rankings as of December 11th.

Ranked in the overall top 100 boys or top 50 girls in Junior Golf Scoreboard or Golfweek rankings as of December 11th.

Ranked in the overall top 5 boys or top 3 girls in the SCJGA or TYGA rankings as of December 11th.

Ranked in the overall top 1000 mens or top 500 womens in the WAGR rankings as of December 11th.

Ranked in the overall top 101 – 250 boys or top 51 – 125 girls in Junior Golf Scoreboard or Golfweek rankings as of December 11th.

Invitee of a recognized International Federation.

Sponsor invitation designated by Tournament Committee

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: The top 87 exempt players applying by December 11th who meet a category will be accepted. If more than 87 applicants meet a criteria as of December 11th, selections will be made based on category and rank within category using a max allotment per category.

Should spots be available after December 11th, selections will be made on a bi-weekly basis to applicants meeting a criteria until the field is complete. After January 9th, any available invitations will be made from the at-large application pool on a rolling basis. At-large applications will not be accepted any earlier than January 9th 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

2018 Champion

Michael Brennan

2017 Champion

Trent Phillips

2016 Champion

Blake Taylor

Past Girls Champions

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 January 23rd will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between January 24th and February 14th will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received on or after February 15 will forfeit their entry fee.

TEE TIMES: Tee times will be Friday, March 1 to Sunday March 3, 2019, 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 will be provided on Thursday, February 28 at the TPC Myrtle Beach Clubhouse for all players. Breakfast and lunch will be provided Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3 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, 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 is our preferred partner hotel 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 $95.20 – $118.15
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 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 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 held February 9th. 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.

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. Full refunds will also be provided for any qualifier participant requesting so in writing prior to end of day February 5th. No refunds will be granted after February 5th.

Apply now.

SPECTATOR GUIDELINES
Spectators are encouraged to watch the tournament! Please follow the following etiquette & guidelines while on property at TPC Myrtle Beach:

  • Spectator Parking:
    • Is located at the Publix just before entering the TPC Prince Creek neighborhood, map seen below.
    • A shuttle service is provided one hour prior to all tee times and one half hour after the conclusion of play.
    • You will be denied parking at the Pro Shop in addition to frontage road leading to pro shop at all hours Friday – Sunday.
    • Only participants may park on property. One (1) parking pass will be provided and carpooling is encouraged.
  • Player Communication:
    • Keep your conversation with the player to words of encouragement
    • Per the rules of golf, advice may not be given.
    • Spectators may not give rulings. Seek rules official if a need arises.
  • Walking the course:
    • Spectators should stay on cart paths. In the absence of paths, stay in the rough. Please stay off fairways, tees and greens.
    • Spectators may not go beyond any roped off areas at any time.
    • Carts are not available for rental.
    • Phone devices must be on silent at all times.
    • Be aware of errant shots. Your attendance is at your own risk.
  • TPC Facilities:
    • Locker room facilities are for players only.
    • Food & beverage placed on course and in Grill Room are for participants only.
    • The Grill Room & Bar is limited to players & parents only between 6:00 – 11:30am.
  • Always exercise common sense.

Enjoy your time at the Dustin Johnson World Junior!