WEST LAFAYETTE – NCAA men’s and women’s championships.
NCAA regionals, including one coming up in 2024. Big Ten championships. Numerous amateur and junior tournaments.
Now add a PGA Tour-affiliated event to Purdue’s Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex résumé.
The newly created Forme Tour will make a stop in West Lafayette at the end of July at the Pete Dye-designed Kampen Course, providing golfers a path to the Korn Ferry Tour for the season’s top finishers and an opportunity to collect Official World Golf Ranking points.
The Birck Boilermaker Classic is one of eight tournaments in seven states on the schedule with Indiana hosting two of the events. The Forme Tour season begins in Athens, Georgia on Thursday and concludes Sept. 7-10 in Ringoes, New Jersey. It will also make stops in Auburn, Alabama, Bolingbrook, Ill., Sellersburg, Ind. Maineville, Ohio and Springfield, Pa.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the courses that will be hosting Forme Tour tournaments in 2021, the cities we will be visiting and the pacing to the season,” Forme Tour Executive Director Greg Carlson said in a statement. “During the course of the season, our members will see a variety of layouts that we are sure will appeal to them and offer decidedly different strategic options.”
As part of the event, the Birck Boilermaker Classic Pro-Am will be held on July 26. As many as 96 amateurs will have the opportunity to play alongside PGA Tour Canada members. The total cost is $275 and includes 18 holes plus a cart, a gourmet boxed meal, access to a prize fund and much more.
WHAT IS THE FORME TOUR?
It was created for current PGA Tour Canada members as a result of restrictions and other COVID-19-related issues at the U.S.-Canadian border. For 2021, PGA Tour Canada members will be given access to the Forme Tour, allowing them to compete in a series of U.S.-based events between June and September. Forme Tour players represent 21 different countries, with 84% of the membership coming from the United States.
Dates: July 26 (Pro-Am); The 72-hole medal-play event runs July 28-31 at Purdue’s Kampen Course.
Admission: Free. Parking is available at the upper Birck Boilermaker lot. Pete’s Café in the clubhouse will be open and will have food and beverage available for purchase.
Pro-Am: For more information, go to https://www.purdueproshop.com/pro-am-registration.html