Seventh annual fvent will be played March 4-6 in Myrtle Beach
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Oct. 20, 2021) – LA Golf, maker of the game’s best performing shafts, has been named title sponsor of the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship.
The seventh annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship presented by LA Golf will be held March 4-6 at TPC Myrtle Beach and is again expected to attract one of the nation’s strongest fields.
LA Golf is the game’s most innovative shaft company, engaging players like Dustin Johnson in every aspect of the design and production process with the goal of building golf’s best shaft. Players ranging from weekend warriors to Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau have benefited from LA Golf’s proprietary shaft designs that allow players to be more athletic and less mechanical.
“LA Golf is a company that strives to help golfers maximize their potential, and that commitment makes them an ideal partner for the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship,” tournament director Scott Tomasello said.
“We look forward to welcoming LA Golf to Myrtle Beach and introducing tournament players to golf’s best shafts. We expect the 2022 Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship to be the best one yet, and LA Golf will be an integral part of the experience.”
With the support of Johnson, a two-time major champion and 24-time winner on the PGA Tour, the DJ World Junior has delivered on its promise of becoming one of America’s premier junior tournaments. The 90-player field annually features boys and girls events, allowing golfers to test themselves against other rising stars.
Last year, 74 of the 90 players were ranked among America’s top 100 juniors. Speaking to the strength of the tournament, Akshay Bhatia, Trent Phillips and Alexa Pano are among the event’s past winners. Reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Jensen Castle is a DJ World Junior alum, and Nicholas Dunlap, the world’s No. 1 junior, is the current DJ World Junior and US Junior Boys champion.
With Johnson’s support, the tournament provides players a PGA Tour-like experience, and the opportunity to compete against one of the five best fields in junior golf.
A significant part of the tournament’s appeal is TPC Myrtle Beach, one of the Grand Strand’s most decorated layouts. TPC Myrtle Beach has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship and been ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, making it an ideal venue to test golf’s best young players.
Johnson’s involvement with the tournament reflects his long-time commitment to junior golf, particularly in South Carolina, where he grew into one of the world’s best players. Through the Dustin Johnson Foundation, which is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Johnson has donated more than $700,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance.
For more information, visit www.worldjuniorgolfchampionship.com