Dates Set, College-Style Team Format Announced for Eighth Annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship
The Eighth Annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, one of America’s premier youth tournaments, will be played March 3-5, 2023 at TPC Myrtle Beach and competitors will enjoy an added dimension next year.
With Johnson’s support, the 54-hole tournament provides players the opportunity to test themselves against a premier field, and the addition of a team component in 2023 will contribute to the fun. The 18 highest ranked players in the field will be designated captains and will draft five-player teams before the practice round. Teams will consist of both boys and girls.
The team competition will play out just as a college event does, with four of the five scores counting each day. A resume-based application process will begin on October 11th.
“The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is one of the best events in the nation. The team component will allow players to get a taste of college golf as some play their final junior event of their career. This addition will only enhance the experience,” tournament director Scott Tomasello said. “We look forward to welcoming the best junior boys and girls players in America to Myrtle Beach next March.”
Among the DJ World Junior’s recent alums are last year’s champion Ben James (University of Virginia), who was the No. 1 junior in America; Caleb Surratt (University of Tennessee), who won his first collegiate tournament this fall; and Zach Adams (University of South Carolina), the winner of the 2022 South Carolina Amateur.
On the girls’ side, Gianna Clemente made it through three consecutive Monday qualifiers to earn her way into recent LPGA tournaments. Katie Cranston, the 2022 girls champion, also won the Women’s Porter Cup.
A significant part of the event’s appeal is TPC Myrtle Beach, one of the Grand Strand’s most decorated layouts. TPC Myrtle Beach has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship and been ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, making it an ideal venue to test golf’s rising young stars.
The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is sponsored by LA Golf, Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School, and Golf Tourism Solutions.
Johnson’s involvement with the tournament reflects his longtime commitment to junior golf, particularly in South Carolina, where he grew into one of the world’s best players. Through the Dustin Johnson Foundation, which is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Johnson has donated more than $500,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance.
For more information, visit www.worldjuniorgolfchampionship.com.