PGA TOUR Golf is back in the Bluegrass! The Barbasol Championship marks the return of an annual TOUR event in the state of Kentucky since the Kentucky Derby Open dating back to 1957 in Louisville. We are thrilled to welcome this tournament to our very own Champions course at Keene Trace.
Played each July and an opposite event to the Open Championship, the Barbasol Championship is NO minor event. In fact, this tournament brings a purse of 3.5 million dollars and offers 300 FedEx Cup points. The PGA TOUR places a large focus on giving back, as their annual charitable givings surpass that of the NFL, NBA, and MLB... COMBINED. This event alone on a local level contributes 20 million back into our Lexington community!
Keene Trace is the proud tournament host site of the Barbasol Championship. We were thrilled to crown Troy Merritt as our first Champion in this event. Through our tremendous relationship with the PGA TOUR and Barbasol we are excited to announce our extension as host site through the year 2023.
The Barbasol Championship is something we are blessed to be a part of and is something that our staff and members look forward to each and every year!