Event Information and History

Event Information

  • Tournament: Rapiscan Systems Classic
  • Dates: April 1 – April 3, 2022
    • Friday, April 1: Gates open at 10 a.m., Starting tee time at 11 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 2: Gates open at 8 a.m., Starting tee time at 9 a.m.
    • Sunday, April 3 Military Appreciation Day: Gates open at 8 a.m., Starting tee time at 9 a.m.
  • Location: Coastal Mississippi
  • Purse: $1.6 million ($240,000 winner’s share)
  • Field: See Players
  • Format: Three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition; no cut
  • Tournament Course Par/Yardage: Par 36-36=72; 7,204 yards
  • Host Course: Grand Bear Golf Club
  • Defending Champion: Kevin Sutherland (-7)
  • Television Coverage: Three-day broadcast; The Golf Channel
    • Friday: 9:00 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Tape Delayed)
    • Saturday: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Live Broadcast)
    • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Live Broadcast)
  • Event Management: Bruno Event Team
  • Economic Impact: Estimated $16 million annually
  • Charity: Local Charities of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Birdies for Charity ($5.1 Million Raised Since 2010)
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History

The Rapiscan Systems Classic Presented by Coastal Mississippi is a non-profit PGA TOUR Champions golf tournament in South Mississippi. It debuted years ago in 2010 at Fallen Oak in Saucier, north of Biloxi. Each year, the tournament draws large crowds and puts Coastal Mississippi 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 Founder

Tournament Vision:

  1. Highlight the Mississippi Gulf Coast culture through great food, high-end resort properties, great beaches, outstanding fishing and world-class golf courses.
  2. Utilize the Golf Channel telecast to highlight all of our natural assets and tell the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s story.
  3. Focus on Community, Culture and Charity
  4. Honor military & first responders