Richmond event renamed Dominion Energy Charity Classic
May 11, 2017
- May 11, 2017
- The Country Club of Virginia will once again be the setting for the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – With the corporate rebranding of title sponsor Dominion Energy, Richmond’s PGA TOUR Champions tournament is following suit and has been renamed the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. The second-annual event will be played Oct. 19-22, 2017 at The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course. The top 72 players from the regular season will travel to Richmond and compete in the first tournament of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs.
“With our title sponsor completing a corporate name change, we look forward to strengthening the tournament brand right along with Dominion Energy,” said Steve Schoenfeld, Executive Director of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.
The tournament’s web address and digital channels will reflect the new tournament name. The new website can be found at www.deccgolf.com and the social media handle is @DECCGolf on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
In 2016, Scott McCarron birdied the first playoff hole to win the inaugural Dominion Energy Charity Classic, then the second of three tournaments in the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. Bernhard Langer tied for sixth place in Richmond last year and went on to win his third straight Charles Schwab Cup the following week in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Individual tickets for the 2017 Dominion Energy Charity Classic go on sale Monday, June 19. Pro-Am Grounds tickets start at $16 and competition round tickets start at $26. Volunteer registration is open, but demand is high and availability is limited. Visit the tournament website, www.deccgolf.com, for more information on tickets and volunteer opportunities.