A new PGA Tour tournament, the Myrtle Beach Classic sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach, will debut in 2024 as part of a four-year agreement establishing the event was announced May 10 during a ceremony at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.
The Myrtle Beach Classic will be part of the PGA Tour’s 2024 FedExCup regular season as a full-field additional event played the same week as a designated event. The tournament will feature a purse of $3.9 million with 300 FedExCup points awarded to the champion.
“Visit Myrtle Beach is excited to serve as title sponsor of this amazing new PGA Tour event,” said Karen Riordan, president and chief executive officer of Visit Myrtle Beach. “Myrtle Beach has long been described as the golf capital of the world with over 90 courses for golf enthusiasts. We see the Myrtle Beach Classic as a great opportunity to show the world what an incredible destination we have.”
Tournament dates will be announced at a later date. It will be one of two stops in the Palmetto State for the PGA Tour in 2024 along with the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, an event that made its debut in 1969.
“We are thrilled to announce the debut of the Myrtle Beach Classic, an exciting new playing opportunity for our members in one of our country’s most recognized and visited destinations,” said PGA Tour President Tyler Dennis. “With its incredible passion for golf, the Myrtle Beach community is a natural fit to bring this tournament to life. We look forward to partnering with Visit Myrtle Beach for a first-class tournament at a championship venue in Dunes Golf and Beach Club.”
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club was incorporated in May 1948 and hosted the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship from 1994–1999, with winners that included Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin and Gary McCord.