The Web.com Tour has added a new Alabama stop for the 2019 Web.com Tour schedule, announcing the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship to be played on the trail's Capitol Hill Senator Course from April 18-21.
The new event will feature a Web.com Tour minimum purse of $550,000.
“We are excited to once again partner with the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail as we deliver a tremendous new event on the Web.com Tour,” said Web.com Tour President Alex Baldwin said in the release. “The Senator Course has a wonderful history on our Tour and in our sport, and we are confident that the passionate golf fans in Alabama will enjoy the opportunity to get up close to the game’s next wave of PGA Tour stars.”
The Prattville area isn't new to hosting professional golf tournaments. The Web.com Tour, then known as the Buy.com Tour, brought the Tour Championship to the area in 2001. The LPGA had its Tournament of Champions on the Trail as well in the 2000s.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is an Alabama-based network of 11 sites with 26 golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The Senator Course at Capitol Hill is the most renowned on the trail, which offers a great value for golf travelers.
With the upgrade of the stop at Victoria National to the Web.com Tour Championship, the Web.com Tour schedule did not have events in April until the formation of this tournament and the previously announced Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch in San Antonio, Texas. Now there are two events in April, leaving a two-week break from the Savannah Golf Championship at the end of March.