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 and five players have five wins on TOUR, including Horschel, the 2014 FedExCup Champion. Lincicome, the first woman to compete in a PGA TOUR event since 2008, owns eight wins on the LPGA Tour, including two majors.
“To have this field in our first year as an event, we could not be more pleased,” said Brooks Downing, the Executive Director of the Barbasol Championship. “There are so many storylines embedded within this field of 132. And of course we’ll crown a winner next Sunday who will earn a two-year exemption on the TOUR and an automatic berth in the PGA Championship next month in St. Louis.”
The deadline to enter a PGA TOUR event is 5 p.m. on the Friday before tournament week. A few of the previously announced players have since withdrawn, including Retief Goosen, who qualified for the Open, Angel Cabrera, who is injured and rookie Beau Hossler.
“Changes right up to the deadline are common on TOUR,” added Downing. “As an example, we picked up two two-time winners today with Brian Gay and Harris English. With this field and the party we’re planning on throwing, we cannot wait until tournament week starts.”
Daily and week-long grounds passes can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. A Thursday grounds pass is $30 with Friday priced at $35 and the Saturday/Sunday rate at $40 per day. A four-day grounds pass can be purchased for $100, with upgraded ticket options available as well.
Spectator Parking & Shuttle Information
All spectator parking for the Barbasol Championship will be at Keeneland with shuttle buses running to the course continuously throughout the day. Daily parking during competition rounds on Thursday-Sunday is $10 per day with free parking offered for practice days on Tuesday/Wednesday.
There will be no spectator parking at Champions at Keene Trace. In addition, Delaney Ferry Road near the course will be “restricted access,” and no local “park and walk” opportunities will be available. Those spectators utilizing a ride-share drop-off and pick-up lot will be available off Keene South Elkhorn Road (KY-1267) with local shuttle transporting spectators to the course.
Spectator parking passes for Thursday-Sunday at Keeneland are available for purchase now at www.BarbasolChampionshipKY.com. Keeneland also will play host to the Concours d’Elegance car show on Saturday, July 21, so spectators are encouraged to purchase parking passes in advance to secure a spot at the track.
Parking/Shuttle Fast Facts
- All general parking will be at Keeneland and patrons must enter at Gate 2 (Old Clubhouse entrance)
- Keeneland shuttles will start running at approximately 7 a.m. on Thursday-Sunday and run approximately 90 minutes following the conclusion of play each evening
- Price: $10 per tournament day with free parking available on Tuesday/Wednesday
- No parking or drop-offs allowed at the course or within a 1.5 mile stretch of Delaney Ferry Road around the course
- Ride-share (Uber, Lyft, taxi) lot will be available on Keene South Elkhorn (KY-1267) with local shuttles to the course
Tournament Bag Policies
A clear-bag policy will be in effect for spectators coming to the Barbasol Championship. No bags larger than 6” x 6” x 6”, other than diaper and medical bags, will be permitted. Clear bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” and 1-gallon plastic freezer bags will be allowed. Full tournament policies, including prohibited items, can be found at www.barbasolchampionshipky.com/policies .