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  • Troy Merritt Wins Barbasol Championship

    Troy Merritt Wins Barbasol Championship

    Monday, July 23 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-07-23 18:12:05 GMT
    Troy Merritt was the leader after the opening round on Thursday and did just enough in his final round to win the Barbasol Championship with a -23 score. Merritt came into the day tied with three other golfers at -18, but separated himself on the back nine to barely edge out a pack of golfers who closely trailed. Three groups before Merritt was Billy Horschel, who just missed out on a putt that would have put him at -23.  Tom Lovelady was in the same group as Merritt and ...
    Troy Merritt was the leader after the opening round on Thursday and did just enough in his final round to win the Barbasol Championship with a -23 score. Merritt came into the day tied with three other golfers at -18, but separated himself on the back nine to barely edge out a pack of golfers who closely trailed. Three groups before Merritt was Billy Horschel, who just missed out on a putt that would have put him at -23.  Tom Lovelady was in the same group as Merritt and ...
  • Weather Forces Barbasol Championship to a Monday Finish

    Weather Forces Barbasol Championship to a Monday Finish

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:00:02 GMT
    Nonstop rain pushed Sunday's final round to Monday, as the final four groups are set to tee off beginning at 7:30 AM. The leaders were originally slated to begin their rounds at 2:40 yesterday afternoon, but the constant rain didn't allow them to ever make their way to the tee box. A handful of golfers did get their final 18 holes in yesterday, with many saying the course had tough playing conditions. Troy Merritt, Hunter Mahan, Tom Lovelady and Robert Streb are tied for the lead at...
    Nonstop rain pushed Sunday's final round to Monday, as the final four groups are set to tee off beginning at 7:30 AM. The leaders were originally slated to begin their rounds at 2:40 yesterday afternoon, but the constant rain didn't allow them to ever make their way to the tee box. A handful of golfers did get their final 18 holes in yesterday, with many saying the course had tough playing conditions. Troy Merritt, Hunter Mahan, Tom Lovelady and Robert Streb are tied for the lead at...
  • Ryan Wenzler Leads Pack as Four Golfers Advance to Barbasol Championship from Open Qualifier

    Ryan Wenzler Leads Pack as Four Golfers Advance to Barbasol Championship from Open Qualifier

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:08:29 GMT

    The Barbasol Championship added four golfers to the field following its open qualifier, which was held on Monday at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Of the 48 in Monday’s field, Ryan Wenzler owned the top qualifying spot after he just missed the course record by a stroke, posting a 10-under-par 62. Through his first eight holes, the Dayton, Ohio, native was 7-under par and ultimately made the turn with a 29 on his scorecard, which propelled him to a new car...

    The Barbasol Championship added four golfers to the field following its open qualifier, which was held on Monday at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Of the 48 in Monday’s field, Ryan Wenzler owned the top qualifying spot after he just missed the course record by a stroke, posting a 10-under-par 62. Through his first eight holes, the Dayton, Ohio, native was 7-under par and ultimately made the turn with a 29 on his scorecard, which propelled him to a new car...

  • Brittany Lincicome Falls in Playoff Hole

    Brittany Lincicome Falls in Playoff Hole

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:45:09 GMT
    Thidapa Suwannapura won her first LPGA Tour event on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and birdieing the first playoff hole to defeat Brittany Lincicome at the Marathon Classic.      The 25-year-old Thai player is the sixth first-time winner on tour this year. Her previous best finish in 120 starts was seventh at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship.      Suwannapura picked up three strokes over her final two holes, making eagle on the par-5 17th and closing w...
    Thidapa Suwannapura won her first LPGA Tour event on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and birdieing the first playoff hole to defeat Brittany Lincicome at the Marathon Classic.      The 25-year-old Thai player is the sixth first-time winner on tour this year. Her previous best finish in 120 starts was seventh at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship.      Suwannapura picked up three strokes over her final two holes, making eagle on the par-5 17th and closing w...
  • T.J. Vogel Among Participants in Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier

    T.J. Vogel Among Participants in Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:10:50 GMT
    “Only three spots available when T.J. is in the field,” said the tweet after T.J. Vogel qualified for the Greenbriar, a record-breaking 7th time this season. Vogel, who has won more than $110,000 on the PGA TOUR this season all through Monday qualifying action, will be in action this Monday, July 16, at the Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier which will be held at Boones Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Four spots in the Barbasol Championship field will be aw...
    “Only three spots available when T.J. is in the field,” said the tweet after T.J. Vogel qualified for the Greenbriar, a record-breaking 7th time this season. Vogel, who has won more than $110,000 on the PGA TOUR this season all through Monday qualifying action, will be in action this Monday, July 16, at the Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier which will be held at Boones Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Four spots in the Barbasol Championship field will be aw...
  • Love, Lincicome, Horschel Lead Full Field at Barbasol Championship

    Love, Lincicome, Horschel Lead Full Field at Barbasol Championship

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-07-14 00:37:48 GMT
     Davis Love III, Brittany Lincicome and Billy Horschel headline the official field list of the Barbasol Championship, which will be played for the first time in Central Kentucky next week. The tournament tees off July 19-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. Love III, a Hall of Famer who has won 21 times on TOUR including the 1997 PGA Championship, tops the field that represents 182 victories on the PGA TOUR. Stuart Appleby has won nine times, Hunter Mahan six times...
     Davis Love III, Brittany Lincicome and Billy Horschel headline the official field list of the Barbasol Championship, which will be played for the first time in Central Kentucky next week. The tournament tees off July 19-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. Love III, a Hall of Famer who has won 21 times on TOUR including the 1997 PGA Championship, tops the field that represents 182 victories on the PGA TOUR. Stuart Appleby has won nine times, Hunter Mahan six times...
  • Tubby Smith, John Michael Montgomery, Matt Jones, Rick Dees And Bill Meck To Play In Barbasol Championship Pro-Am

    Tubby Smith, John Michael Montgomery, Matt Jones, Rick Dees And Bill Meck To Play In Barbasol Championship Pro-Am

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:32:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (July 13, 2018) – Sports and music will collide at Champions at Keene Trace when the Barbasol Championship Pro-Am is played next Wednesday. Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith, country music star John Michael Montgomery, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones and radio legend Rick Dees will be playing alongside a PGA TOUR pro as the celebrity team in the Pro-Am competition. Our own Bill Meck will be there as well. “...
    LEXINGTON, KY (July 13, 2018) – Sports and music will collide at Champions at Keene Trace when the Barbasol Championship Pro-Am is played next Wednesday. Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith, country music star John Michael Montgomery, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones and radio legend Rick Dees will be playing alongside a PGA TOUR pro as the celebrity team in the Pro-Am competition. Our own Bill Meck will be there as well. “...
  • Barbasol Championship Presents Acoustic Jam

    Barbasol Championship Presents Acoustic Jam

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:18:48 GMT
    (LEX 18) - The Barbasol Championship will present a special edition Acoustic Jam benefiting the kids at Kentucky Children's Hospital. Performing live on Tuesday, July 17th at the Lexington Opera House, are 6 country acts including Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, David Lee Murphy, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae and Travis Denning. The event starts at 7 p.m. This event is organized by  98.1 The Bull! Get your tickets here.
    (LEX 18) - The Barbasol Championship will present a special edition Acoustic Jam benefiting the kids at Kentucky Children's Hospital. Performing live on Tuesday, July 17th at the Lexington Opera House, are 6 country acts including Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, David Lee Murphy, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae and Travis Denning. The event starts at 7 p.m. This event is organized by  98.1 The Bull! Get your tickets here.
  • Entertainment options layered throughout Barbasol Championship

    Entertainment options layered throughout Barbasol Championship

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:13:26 GMT
    Country singer J.D. Shelburne has always been a Kentucky fan. (Alex Otte Photo)Country singer J.D. Shelburne has always been a Kentucky fan. (Alex Otte Photo)

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2018) – The Barbasol Championship is shaping up to be more entertainment than just golf. Organizers have landed three country music acts for its “Main Street Stage Live at the Barbasol,” that will play each night after the last putt drops. The PGA TOUR event, Kentucky’s only annual professional golf tournament, will be played at Champions at Keene Trace, July 19-22, just south of Lexington across the Jessamine County line. J.D. Shelbu...

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2018) – The Barbasol Championship is shaping up to be more entertainment than just golf. Organizers have landed three country music acts for its “Main Street Stage Live at the Barbasol,” that will play each night after the last putt drops. The PGA TOUR event, Kentucky’s only annual professional golf tournament, will be played at Champions at Keene Trace, July 19-22, just south of Lexington across the Jessamine County line. J.D. Shelbu...

  • FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel Commits To Play In Barbasol Championship

    FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel Commits To Play In Barbasol Championship

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-07-11 19:32:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass)(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 11, 2018) – Five-time PGA TOUR Winner and 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel has committed to the July 19-22 Barbasol Championship, it was announced today by tournament Executive Director Brooks Downing. A FedExCup winner is the top honor on the PGA TOUR, having to excel both in the regular season and the four-event playoffs to become the season-long Champion. “The addition of a FedExCup winner is a huge boost to the overall strength of our p...

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 11, 2018) – Five-time PGA TOUR Winner and 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel has committed to the July 19-22 Barbasol Championship, it was announced today by tournament Executive Director Brooks Downing. A FedExCup winner is the top honor on the PGA TOUR, having to excel both in the regular season and the four-event playoffs to become the season-long Champion. “The addition of a FedExCup winner is a huge boost to the overall strength of our p...

  • Volunteers Still Needed For Barbasol Championship

    Volunteers Still Needed For Barbasol Championship

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-07-09 23:17:30 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Excitement is building for next week's Barbasol Championship. Preparations on the golf course are finishing up just before players and spectators arrive. But organizers still need help. If you'd like to be part of the event, adult and junior volunteers are being sought. Just six more days until Kentucky shines on the national stage. "We've had people show up here this weekend and have driven in from Louisville and out of town, just to ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Excitement is building for next week's Barbasol Championship. Preparations on the golf course are finishing up just before players and spectators arrive. But organizers still need help. If you'd like to be part of the event, adult and junior volunteers are being sought. Just six more days until Kentucky shines on the national stage. "We've had people show up here this weekend and have driven in from Louisville and out of town, just to ...
  • Kentucky Connections Grow Strong For Barbasol Championship

    Kentucky Connections Grow Strong For Barbasol Championship

    Monday, July 9 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-07-09 21:43:27 GMT

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 9, 2018) – When the Barbasol Championship tees off next week at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club, fans will be able to see some of the best golfers in the world July 19-22, but their rooting interest could likely be attached to several pros with ties to the Bluegrass State. University of Louisville grad Derek Fathauer and Owensboro, Ky., product Matt Atkins will be in the 132-man field, it was announced Monday by the tournament. “Golf is certai...

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 9, 2018) – When the Barbasol Championship tees off next week at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club, fans will be able to see some of the best golfers in the world July 19-22, but their rooting interest could likely be attached to several pros with ties to the Bluegrass State. University of Louisville grad Derek Fathauer and Owensboro, Ky., product Matt Atkins will be in the 132-man field, it was announced Monday by the tournament. “Golf is certai...

  • Barbasol Championship Announces Open Qualifying Tournaments

    Barbasol Championship Announces Open Qualifying Tournaments

    Thursday, July 5 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-07-05 15:11:04 GMT
    LEXINGTON (July 5, 2018) – Four spots in the Barbasol Championship will be up for grabs through the tournament’s Open Qualifier which will be held on July 16, 2018 at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Ky. A Pre-Qualifier will be held for professional and amateur players on July 10, 2018 at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington. The top-25, including ties from the Pre-Qualifier, will advance to the Open Qualifier. “These qualifiers can b...
    LEXINGTON (July 5, 2018) – Four spots in the Barbasol Championship will be up for grabs through the tournament’s Open Qualifier which will be held on July 16, 2018 at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Ky. A Pre-Qualifier will be held for professional and amateur players on July 10, 2018 at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington. The top-25, including ties from the Pre-Qualifier, will advance to the Open Qualifier. “These qualifiers can b...
  • Birdies for the Bluegrass Held During Barbasol PGA Championship

    Birdies for the Bluegrass Held During Barbasol PGA Championship

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-03 19:12:11 GMT
    UK HealthCare has been named one of the official sponsors of the Barbasol PGA Championship being held July 16-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. The tournament will be broadcast live each day on Golf Channel and one of only 45 regular-season tournaments before the FedEx Cup Playoffs. As part of the PGA TOUR's mission to positively impact local charities through its events, the Barbasol Championship created "Birdies for the Bluegrass"...
    UK HealthCare has been named one of the official sponsors of the Barbasol PGA Championship being held July 16-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. The tournament will be broadcast live each day on Golf Channel and one of only 45 regular-season tournaments before the FedEx Cup Playoffs. As part of the PGA TOUR's mission to positively impact local charities through its events, the Barbasol Championship created "Birdies for the Bluegrass"...
  • Five Major Winners Headline Barbasol Championship Field

    Five Major Winners Headline Barbasol Championship Field

    Friday, June 29 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-06-29 20:38:48 GMT
    LEXINGTON (June 29, 2018) – The Bluegrass State’s only annual official PGA TOUR tournament, the Barbasol Championship, announced its initial player field today, headlined by five former major championship winners with a total of eight majors between them. Davis Love III (1997 PGA Championship), Retief Goosen (2001, 2004 U.S. Open), Brittany Lincicome (2009, 2015 ANA Inspiration [LPGA]), Angel Cabrera (2007 U.S. Open, 2009 Masters), and Y.E. Yang (2009 PGA) have all...
    LEXINGTON (June 29, 2018) – The Bluegrass State’s only annual official PGA TOUR tournament, the Barbasol Championship, announced its initial player field today, headlined by five former major championship winners with a total of eight majors between them. Davis Love III (1997 PGA Championship), Retief Goosen (2001, 2004 U.S. Open), Brittany Lincicome (2009, 2015 ANA Inspiration [LPGA]), Angel Cabrera (2007 U.S. Open, 2009 Masters), and Y.E. Yang (2009 PGA) have all...
  • Barbasol Championship Partners With Kentucky Wounded Heroes To Honor Military

    Barbasol Championship Partners With Kentucky Wounded Heroes To Honor Military

    Thursday, June 28 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-06-29 01:42:57 GMT
    Kentucky Wounded HeroesKentucky Wounded Heroes
    Kentucky Wounded HeroesKentucky Wounded Heroes
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (June 28, 2018) – As part of the PGA TOUR’s long-standing support for our military, the Barbasol Championship will collaborate with Birdies for the Brave and the non-profit Kentucky Wounded Heroes (KWH) to host a variety of military outreach and appreciation activities throughout tournament week.  From club-fitting for two wounded veterans, a fundraiser at the Blue Grass Sportsmen’s Club, free tickets on Military Day to military...
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (June 28, 2018) – As part of the PGA TOUR’s long-standing support for our military, the Barbasol Championship will collaborate with Birdies for the Brave and the non-profit Kentucky Wounded Heroes (KWH) to host a variety of military outreach and appreciation activities throughout tournament week.  From club-fitting for two wounded veterans, a fundraiser at the Blue Grass Sportsmen’s Club, free tickets on Military Day to military...
  • McDaniel, Musselman Receive Exemptions for Barbasol

    McDaniel, Musselman Receive Exemptions for Barbasol

    Thursday, June 28 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-06-28 14:03:08 GMT

    Fresh off leading the Kentucky men’s golf team to its 10th appearance in the NCAA Championship in program history last week, graduates Chip McDaniel and Cooper Musselman will make their official pro debuts in the state’s upcoming local PGA event. UK’s dynamic duo for the last four seasons received exemptions to participate in next month’s Barbasol event at Keene Trace in Nicholassville, Kentucky, it was announced at a press conference and media day for the e...

    Fresh off leading the Kentucky men’s golf team to its 10th appearance in the NCAA Championship in program history last week, graduates Chip McDaniel and Cooper Musselman will make their official pro debuts in the state’s upcoming local PGA event. UK’s dynamic duo for the last four seasons received exemptions to participate in next month’s Barbasol event at Keene Trace in Nicholassville, Kentucky, it was announced at a press conference and media day for the e...

  • LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome to receive Sponsor Exemption to 2018 Barbasol Championship

    LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome to receive Sponsor Exemption to 2018 Barbasol Championship

    Thursday, June 28 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-06-28 14:02:10 GMT

    LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome has accepted a Sponsor Exemption to compete in the 2018 Barbasol Championship, to be held July 16-22 at Keene Trace Golf Club outside Lexington, Kentucky. In doing so, Lincicome will become just the fifth female in history to compete in a PGA TOUR event, joining Babe Zahraias, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie. Lincicome, 32, is an eight-time LPGA winner, including back-to-back titles at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic champion i...

    LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome has accepted a Sponsor Exemption to compete in the 2018 Barbasol Championship, to be held July 16-22 at Keene Trace Golf Club outside Lexington, Kentucky. In doing so, Lincicome will become just the fifth female in history to compete in a PGA TOUR event, joining Babe Zahraias, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie. Lincicome, 32, is an eight-time LPGA winner, including back-to-back titles at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic champion i...

  • "Birdies For The Bluegrass" Charitable Initiative Announced For Barbasol Championship

    "Birdies For The Bluegrass" Charitable Initiative Announced For Barbasol Championship

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-06-27 21:10:51 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Barbasol Championship is only 45 days away! The event is being held at Jessamine County's Champions At Keene Trace Golf Course and Kentucky will be well represented as the PGA takes over the Bluegrass Those familiar with Champions at Keene Trace might not recognize the course after its PGA style makeover. Organizers tell LEX 18 that 300 trees have been removed to aid in grass growth and most notably, organizers will flip the nines to provid...

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Barbasol Championship is only 45 days away! The event is being held at Jessamine County's Champions At Keene Trace Golf Course and Kentucky will be well represented as the PGA takes over the Bluegrass Those familiar with Champions at Keene Trace might not recognize the course after its PGA style makeover. Organizers tell LEX 18 that 300 trees have been removed to aid in grass growth and most notably, organizers will flip the nines to provid...

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