Billy Horschel announced earlier today that he will host an Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Tour event at TPC Sawgrass in July.
18 top minority golfers will be invited to play in the event at the stadium course and it will also be an occasion that looks to benefit the golfers in their lives off the course too.
The Advocates Professional Golf Association was established in 2008 and it had a key goal to bring greater diversity and inclusivity to the game of golf.
Really excited about supporting the @APGA_Tour by hosting an event at @TPCSawgrass in July! Thank you to @Cisco for jumping in as the presenting sponsor to help aspiring golfers reach their full potential. This opportunity will help dreams come true! https://t.co/TmrEmxx7lX— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) June 9, 2021
The Tour hosts put on golf tournaments, player development programmes, mentoring programmes and introduce the game to inner-city youth throughout the United States.
"Growing up in a blue-collar family, I did not always have the same opportunities in golf as some of my fellow competitors," said Horschel.
"Without some of the success that I had in college, I would have struggled to find financial backing, resources and industry connections to continue my dream of making it onto the PGA Tour.
"Through the APGA Tour and The Player Development Program, I want to help support each players' journey, provide them with some resources, and gain an experience that I hope will benefit each player as they chase their dreams in professional golf,"
The event, which is being sponsored by Cisco, will have a pro-am and it will challenge the players over 36 holes at the home of the Players Championship, starting on July 29th.
There will be nine players participating from the APGA Tour Player Development Program and five players will be from the five graduates from the APGA Collegiate Ranking.
One spot will go to the top-ranked player in the current APGA Collegiate Rankings and the final three spots will be taken by sponsorship exemptions.