A Legacy Of Championships

Without the Western Golf Association, the game of golf wouldn’t be the same. Our organization was established in 1899 to promote golf in the western region of the United States. Today, our championships rank among the oldest and most prestigious in the world.

BMW Championship

Wilmington Country Club (South Course)
Wilmington, Delaware
August 16-21, 2022

As the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, the BMW Championship features the best field in golf competing on world-class venues. It’s the oldest event on the PGA TOUR and the signature fundraising benefit for the Evans Scholars Foundation.

In the more than 100 years since its inception, the championship’s J.K. Wadley trophy has been engraved with the names of golf’s greatest legends, including Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

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Western Amateur

Exmoor Country Club
Highland Park, Illinois
August 1-6, 2022

The Western Amateur is the most grueling test in amateur golf. To win, the Western Amateur champion must play 72 holes of stroke play and finish in the top 16 to qualify for match play. He must then win four matches against the most talented amateur golfers in the world over the next two days.

With past champions like Chick Evans, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, the Western Amateur is where golf’s rising stars showcase their abilities.

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NV5 Invitational presented by Old National Bank

The Glen Club
Glenview, Illinois
May 23-29, 2022

Since 2019, the Korn Ferry Tour and the Western Golf Association have partnered to conduct the NV5 Invitational presented by Old National Bank.

With Alumni like Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler, the Korn Ferry Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR. The NV5 Invitational is a showcase for golf’s next generation of stars. All proceeds from the event benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation.

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Western Junior

Naperville Country Club
Naperville, Illinois
June 20-23, 2022

Established in 1914, the Western Junior has served as a proving ground for future PGA TOUR stars, including past champions Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan. Each year, the finest junior players from across the United States and the world compete for this coveted title.

The Western Junior is the oldest national junior championship in golf. It is open to competitors, ages 15 to 19, with a handicap of 3.0 or less.

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Women’s Western Amateur

Sunset Ridge Country Club
Northfield, Illinois
July 18-23, 2022

The WGA has partnered with the Women’s Western Golf Association to administer the Women’s Western Amateur. Held without interruption since 1901, this event is one of the oldest annual championships in women’s amateur golf. The list of past champions includes current stars and legends of the LPGA TOUR, including Ariya Jutanugarn (2012), Stacy Lewis (2006), Brittany Lang (2003), Grace Park (1998), Cristie Kerr (1995) and Nancy Lopez (1976).

The field is comprised of 120 players with a USGA handicap of 5.4 or less. The tournament begins with 36 holes of stroke play, after which the field is trimmed to 32 players for three days of match play.

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Women’s Western Junior

Prestwick Country Club
Frankfort, Illinois
June 20-24, 2022

The WGA has partnered with the Women’s Western Golf Association to administer the Women’s Western Junior, which was first held in 1920. The championship features an outstanding field of competitors, many of whom go on to become top amateur and college players. Notable past champions include Cristie Kerr (1994), Grace Park (1993) and Nancy Lopez (1972-74).

The field is comprised of top-ranked amateurs who are 18 years or younger and carry a handicap index of 14.4 or lower. The tournament begins with 36 holes of stroke play to establish 16 match play qualifiers.

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