Official Name of Tournament: Rapiscan Systems Classic
Dates: March 25 - 31, 2019
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast – Biloxi, MS
Purse: $1.6 million ($240,000 winner’s share)
Format: Three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition; no cut
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 Charity
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
- Create an economic driver in 2010, post Hurricane Katrina to signal to the world the Mississippi Gulf Coast was open for business.
Highlight the Mississippi Gulf Coast culture through great food, high-end resort properties, great beaches, outstanding fishing and world-class golf courses.
Utilize the Golf Channel telecast to highlight all of our natural assets and tell the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s story.
Focus on Community, Culture and Charity