The Dustin Johnson World Junior Presented by LA Golf
March 3 - 5, 2023

The 8th annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Presented by LA Golf 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 on March 3 – 5, 2023.

With the support of Johnson, the #1 ranked player in the World for over 2 years, the tournament will provide participants a 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 Presented by LA Golf 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 Presented by LA Golf 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’ 8th 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.

2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • Top 5 male & top 3 female finishers at the 2022 Dustin Johnson World Junior
  • Winners of the following:
    • 2022 Sage Valley Junior Invite (Boys & Girls)
    • 2022 Bobby Chapman Invitational (Boys only)
    • 2022 SCJGA Junior Championship (Boys only)
    • 2022 CGA Carolinas Junior (Boys & Girls)
    • 2022 Dye Junior Invitational (Boys & Girls)
    • #1 Ranked Boy/Girl in SCJGA / TYGA as of the week of January 3rd, 2023
  • Any applicant not meeting a automatic qualifier is welcome to apply ‘at-large’. At-large spots will be awarded based on a composite ranking of select ranking systems. Historically, applicants must be in the top 1,000 / 500 in WAGR (boys / girls) and/or the Top 100 / 50 in in Golfweek/JGS (boys/girls).
  • The tournament committee reserves eight (8) spots for applicants not otherwise meeting a specific priority. Sponsor invitations are not by request and already designated.

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. The tournament committee reserves the right to decline any participant. The Dustin Johnson World Junior committee reserves the right to review the selection criteria and make changes as needed on a continual basis. 

APPLICATION TIMELINE: All applications must be submitted by January 3rd. A total of 87 selections (approximately 52 boys and 35 girls) will be announced on January 5th based on a  composite ranking and resume.  Should withdrawals occur after the field is announced, selections will be made on a weekly basis to applicants meeting a criteria until the field is complete using a wait list. 

PAST BOYS CHAMPIONS

Ben James
2022 Champion
Nicholas Dunlap
2021 Champion
Tyler Wilkes
2020 Champion
Akshay Bhatia
2019 Champion
Michael Brennan
2018 Champion

PAST GIRLS CHAMPIONS

Katie Cranston
2022 Champion
JACqueline Putrino
2021 Champion
Taylor Roberts
2020 Champion
Alexa Pano
2019 Champion
Alexa Pano
2018 Champion

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

DUSTIN JOHNSON

PRESIDENT / DUSTIN JOHNSON FOUNDATION

PGA Tour professional Dustin Johnson is a two-time Major Champion, and 24-time PGA Tour champion. Winner of the 2016 US Open, as well as the 2020 Masters Invitational, tournament host Dustin Johnson has made it his goal to offer junior golfers the highest quality tournament experience available year in and year out. While many know of his achievements on the golf course, Dustin’s commitment to junior golf and growing the game is just as inspiring.

ALLEN TERRELL, PGA

VICE PRESIDENT / DUSTIN JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Allen Terrell is a world leader in junior golf, amateur and TOUR player development. With nearly 20 years of player development experience, Terrell has coached and developed over 300 college golfers in his career. He has coached All-Americans, PGA TOUR and European Tour winners. Allen leads the Tournament Committee at the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship. 

DONNIE BOWERS
RULES & COMPETITION

Leading the way for the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship’s rules and competition is Carolinas native, Donnie Bowers. With over 27 US Open and US Womens Opens under his belt, as well as his most recent work at Augusta National’s ANWA, Donnie is an incredible asset in executing our top level elite junior championship.

SCOTT TOMASELLO
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
KEVIN WILLIAMSON, PGA
HOST GOLF PROFESSIONAL / TPC MYRTLE BEACH
Michael Weinreich
HOST SUPERINTENDENT / TPC MYRTLE BEACH