The island of Bermuda has long been one of the wider region’s greatest golf destinations.
But for all of its golfing heritage and acclaim, it’s never held an annual PGA Tour event — until now.
This week will see the first-ever Bermuda Championship, a full-fledged PGA Tour event at Bermuda’s Port Royal Golf Club from Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
The field will include a mix of longtime PGA veteran names like Fred Funk and up-and-comers like Lanto Griffin, who took home his first-ever PGA Tour victory at the Houston Open earlier this month.
Port Royal, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr in 1970, recently underwent a nearly $14.5 million renovation.
The tournament is the latest in what has become a burgeoning sports tourism industry in Bermuda, as tourism officials look to diversify the destination into a true year-round getaway.
That was most notable with the 2017 hosting of the America’s Cup yachting race.