The Palm Beach County Sports Commission, in partnership with Florida Atlantic University and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will host a 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional from May 15-18 at PGA National Resort’s Champion Course. This 54-hole event will serve as one of six regional qualifiers for the Division I Men’s Golf Championship which will take place May 27-June 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This regional championship will consist of one practice round on May 15 followed by three days of competition. 13 teams comprised of five golfers and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of the three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. A total of 75 players will be at each regional site. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals. Playoffs and tiebreakers will be used, if necessary, to determine advancement to the finals. These players are vying to join an illustrious list of past DI Men’s Golf Champions which includes Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bryson Dechambeau, and many more.
Participating teams and golfers for the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional will be announced during the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship Selection Show. The show will air live on the Golf Channel Wednesday, May 4 at 4 p.m.
This NCAA DI Men’s Golf Regional will generate substantial room nights and visitor spending in The Palm Beaches. With over 400 visiting players, coaches, staff, and spectators, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission projects over $500,000 in economic impact will be created for Palm Beach County.
“The NCAA and Florida Atlantic University have been fantastic partners as The Palm Beaches is set to be home to yet another premier golf tournament,” said George Linley, executive director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “This regional championship event will bring some of the finest collegiate golfers to The Palm Beaches and will, in turn, fill hundreds of hotel rooms while bringing an influx of spending to our restaurants and local businesses.”
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission and the NCAA have enjoyed a strong partnership that has brought The Palm Beaches numerous NCAA golf events including the 2019 Division II Women’s Golf Championship, 2021 Division II Men’s Golf Championship, and 2022 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship. The Palm Beaches will also be home to a Division I Women’s Golf Regional in 2023, the Division II Men’s Golf Championships in 2025, and the Division II Women’s Golf Championships in 2026.
The host course for this regional championship is PGA National Resort’s Champion Course. The course, featuring a famed stretch of finishing holes called the “Bear Trap,” is home to championship events at all levels of the sport including the PGA Tour’s The Honda Classic. The world-renowned course, redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2014, features five sets of tees, ensuring its playability to golfers of all levels.
Sunday, May 15:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Practice Rounds
Monday, May 16:
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – First Round of Competition
Tuesday, May 17:
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Second Round of Competition
Wednesday, May 18:
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Final Round of Competition