Only show in town: 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship confirmed as stand-alone event
The Butterfield Bermuda Championship will be a stand-alone PGA Tour event once again when it returns to Port Royal Golf Course during the week of October 24 to 30.
With confirmation yesterday morning of the cancellation of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, which was originally scheduled to be held at the same time, the Bermuda tournament will play host to an extended field.
There will be standard full-field eligibility, a purse of $6.5 million and full FedEx Cup points on offer to the winner.
“We are excited the Butterfield Bermuda Championship will be played as a stand-alone event this year and we welcome the adjustments and additional international exposure that brings,” said new tournament director Danielle Baiunco.
“We look forward to hosting a world-class event in Bermuda for PGA Tour members and local professionals with an ability to welcome an increased number of spectators. As with all PGA Tour events, maximising charitable giving and having a positive impact on the wider community remains a key focus for this year.”
Lucas Herbert, of Australia, is the defending champion after claiming a maiden PGA Tour victory by one stroke over Danny Lee and Patrick Reed, thanks to a two-under-par 69 in the final round.
The Butterfield Bermuda Championship has raised more than $1.1 million for local charities. A significant highlight of the first PGA Tour event to be held in Bermuda is that the field includes a minimum four Bermudians who gain access through a local qualifier.
Port Royal will be open to the public for the tournament proper, from October 27 to 30. General admission tickets will go on sale from September 12 and will be available to purchase for $35 via the tournament website at butterfieldbdachampionship.com.
Individuals may choose to upgrade their general admission ticket to the Digicel Business Ocean Club for $250 per day, which provides access to the shared hospitality space and all-inclusive food and beverage.
On October 29, families will be able to enjoy the dedicated Family Day presented by Butterfield with free entry for children aged 3 to 15, when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
Additional events and activities will be shared at a later date. Limited corporate hospitality packages remain available.
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