March 25th - March 31st, 2019 | Fallen Oak | Biloxi, MS

Event Information and History

Official Name of Tournament: Rapiscan Systems Classic Rapiscan Champ Logo

Dates: March 25 - 31, 2019

Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast – Biloxi, MS

Purse: $1.6 million ($240,000 winner’s share)

Field: 78 PGA TOUR Champions Players

Format: Three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition; no cutAirman 1

Tournament Course Par/Yardage: Par 36-36=72; 7,054 yards

Host Course: Fallen Oak

2018 Champion: Steve Stricker (-11)

Television Coverage: Three-day broadcast; The Golf Channel

Friday 9:30 PM -11:30 PM CDT

Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Event Management: Bruno Event Team

Economic Impact: $100 million since 2010; estimate $15.5 million annually

Benefactors: Local Charities of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Birdies for CharityMGRC 2017_chipshots-188_preview

 

History

The Rapiscan Systems Classic is a non-profit PGA TOUR Champions golf tournament in South Mississippi. It debuted years ago in 2010 at Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier, north of Biloxi. Each year, the tournament draws large crowds and puts the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the national spotlight, thanks to live coverage from The Golf Channel. The purse for the three-day competition is $1.6 million, and 78 PGA TOUR Champions players will participate.

“We will put on first-class tournament for everyone to attend.  This event will elevate the stature of the Mississippi Gulf Coast on a national stage while benefiting those in need in our community.”  Anthony Topazi

Tournament's Vision:

  1. Create an economic driver in 2010, post Hurricane Katrina to signal to the world the Mississippi Gulf Coast was open for business.
  2. Highlight the Mississippi Gulf Coast culture through great food, high-end resort properties, great beaches, outstanding fishing and world-class golf courses.

  3. Utilize the Golf Channel telecast to highlight all of our natural assets and tell the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s story.

  4. Focus on Community, Culture and Charity

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