Player & Spectator Information

General Championship Information

  • 2020 Dates: July 13-16, 2020
  • 2020 Championship Venue: PGA Golf Club – Wanamaker Course, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Field Size: 144 Players
  • Trophy: Jack Nicklaus Trophy
  • Format: 72-hole stroke-play Championship with a cut to the low 70 plus ties after 36 holes
  • Eligibility: Players must be eighteen (18) years of age or younger on the final day of the Championship (July 16, 2020). Players must be amateurs as defined by the USGA and may not be full-time college students.
  • Entry: Players must qualify to compete in the Boys Junior PGA Championship
  • Defending Champion: Jack Heath of Charlotte, NC (-21)

Schedule of Events

  • July 11-12, 2020
    • Player Registration
    • Practice Rounds
    • PGA of America Player Rules Meeting
    • Player Party
  • July 13-16, 2020
    • Championship Rounds

Player Code of Conduct

  • Players will not show unsportsmanlike conduct, including cheating, club throwing, abuse of golf course property, physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, or verbal abuse towards other players, parents, coaches, sponsors, host golf course staff or members, PGA staff and officials, and volunteers.
  • Players will adhere to the PGA dress code at the host facility
    • PGA Dress Code includes:
      • Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward
      • Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks (host golf course permitting) must be worn at all times
  • Players will not use or associate with drugs, alcohol, vaping, or smoking or chewing tobacco products
  • Players agree to care for the golf course and leave it in better condition than they found it
  • The Championship Committee may assess varying penalties at their discretion pending the severity of the code of conduct breach.

Travel & Lodging

  • Accommodations
    • More info coming soon!
  • Airports
    • Palm Beach International (PBI) located approximately 60 minutes from PGA Golf Club
  • Ground Transportation
    • National Car Rental: Discount code coming soon!
  • Private Housing
    • Please contact Sara Jane Bowers at, if you need or are seeking more information regarding private housing during the Championship
  • Travel Reimbursement
    • Players are eligible for travel reimbursement. Please refer to your contestant information booklet for more details.

Championship Benefits

  • Champion Perks
    • Champion and Runner-up automatically qualify for USA Junior Ryder Cup Team
    • Champions will also receive exemptions into the following events:
      • Junior Invitational at Sage Valley
      • Jones Cup Junior Invitational
      • Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational
    • Top 15 Competitors are granted fully exempt status with the AJGA
    • Top 10 Competitors are exempt for the 2021 Boys Junior PGA Championship
  • Player Gifting
    • Yardage Book
    • Hat
    • Towel
    • Other great surprises!
  • Meals
    • 5 Breakfasts (July 12-16)
    • 6 Lunches (July 11-16)
    • Player Party Dinner
  • Practice Rounds
    • Full access to practice facilities from July 11-16
    • Complimentary practice rounds on July 11-12
      • Please contact PGA Golf Club at (800) 800-4653 to schedule your practice rounds

Spectator Information

  • Spectator Code of Conduct
    • Spectators agree to remain on the cart path at all times
    • Spectators agree to refrain from having any contact with players during their Championship rounds
    • Spectators agree to defer the review and enforcement of rules decisions to the PGA Rules Committee Members
    • Spectators agree to abstain from caddying during Championship rounds
    • Spectators agree to demonstrate sportsmanship, respect, and a positive attitude
    • Spectators agree to abide by any rules and regulations of the host facility (dress code, cell phone policy, etc)
    • Failure to comply with the spectator code of conduct can result in the immediate removal of the individuals involved for the remainder of the Championship. Warnings may not be issued pending the severity of conduct breach.
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