Barbasol Championship, PGA Tour

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Grand National Golf (Lakes Course)
3000 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Auburn, AL 36801
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Sponsored by Barbasol Championship

Date: July 11th - July 17th, 2016

A PGA Tour tournament sponsored by Barbasol, the No. 1 shaving cream brand in the U.S., debuted in 2015 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National. The tournament will return for the second year on July 11 - 17, 2016. A four-year agreement establishing the Barbasol Championship had been announced at the Alabama State Capitol by Governor Robert Bentley and representatives from the PGA Tour and the Robert Trent Jones Trail Foundation, which will serve as the tournament host organization. The Barbasol Championship has become part of the FedEx Cup competition, awarding 300 points to the winner.

If you are interested in being a volunteer for the 2016 Barbasol Championship, please click here to register. After you click the link, go to the left hand side of the page to begin the registration process. Each year volunteers are required to register as new volunteers to protect the past information provided to the website. If you registered last year,  you may use the same username and password.

Barbasol Championship Schedule:

Monday, July 11 - Media Center Opens at noon

Tuesday, July 12 - Interviews with several SEC players in the field; Youth Clinic with PGA TOUR players and Auburn University representatives

Wednesday, July 13 - Pro-Am Day; Eagles at RTJ with visit from Southeastern Raptor Center from 11 to noon.

Thursday, July 14 - First round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from 3 to 6 CST

Friday, July 15 - Second round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from 3 to 6 CST

Saturday, July 16 - Third round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from 3 to 6 CST

Sunday, July 17 - Final round. Live coverage on Golf Channel from 3 to 6 CST. End of play anticipated at 6 p.m. CST

Tickets:  The public can now purchase daily tickets and a variety of upgrades and packages online at https://events.cuetoems.com/barbasol_2015/OnlineTicketSales.aspx

Media Contacts and Credentialing:  Bill Lang with the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail will be one of the RTJ media contacts. His email is bill.lang@rtjgolf.com and cell is 205.965.9574. Mark Stevens is the primary PGA TOUR media official. His email markstevens@pgatourhq.com and his phone is 904.861.5112.  Media credentialing now live online at www.pgatourmedia.com.

Volunteers:  While the response has been tremendous, we still have a strong need for volunteers to help make this event a success. Several opportunities for both golfers and non-golfers. More information on volunteering can be found on the tournament's website:  www.barbasolchampionship.com.

Barbasol Championship Facts:

  • Will be held July 13-19, 2015 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Auburn/Opelika, AL.
  • Grand National is one of 11 sites along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.  It has 36-holes of championship golf along with an 18-hole par-3 short course.
  • The event will have an estimated economic impact of more than $25M on an annual basis.  This is based on estimates using comparable city population, tournament size and scope.
  • This will be the first ever PGA Tour event hosted in the State of Alabama.
  • The event will bring 132 professional golfers competing for $4m in prize money.
  • Barbasol, an Ohio-based consumer product, will be the title sponsor of the event from 2015 - 2018. 
  • "Barbasol is America's #1 shaving cream.
  • The tournament will be televised live on the Golf Channel all four official tournament days.
  • Expected attendance of more than 50,000 to attend the event throughout tournament week.
  • More than 70 credentialed media are anticipated to attend the event during tournament week.  This includes local, national and international print and electronic media. Countries represented include Japan, Korea and Europe..
  • One of only 45 official events on the PGA TOUR schedule.
  • The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Foundation, Inc., is the host organization of the event.  This 501(c)(3) organization also is the host organization for LPGA events in Mobile and Prattville.