The Rolex Tournament of Champions returns to PGA National Resort & Spa for the third-consecutive year in 2019. The resort has hosted the AJGA a total of 14 times since 2007. The Rolex Tournament of Champions is one of the AJGA’s longest-running tournaments and dates back to the AJGA’s founding in 1978. The tournament won the 2016 Invitational of the Year Award.
The field features a total of 144 juniors, with an even split between boys and girls at 72. Between the Boys and Girls Divisions, 17 of the top-10 from the Rolex AJGA Rankings are competing. Players hail from 18 countries and 27 states.
Of the 144 players in the field, 63 are either current or former Rolex Junior All-Americans. Competing in the field are both of the 2019 Rolex Junior Players of the Year. Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio, represents the Boys Division, while Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, represents the Girls Division. Each won an AJGA Invitational in 2019, with Moldovan claiming the Polo Golf Junior Classic and Zhang taking the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational for the second year in a row. Zhang enters the Rolex Tournament of Champions as the No. 1 junior in the Girls Division.
A total of 85 juniors have committed to play college golf at the school of their choice. There are 92 AJGA champions among the field, with a breakdown of 47 girls to 45 boys. More than 63 percent of the field has won an AJGA event.
First-round tee times run from 7:30 – 9:20 a.m. on Monday, November 25, with the Girls Division competing on the Champion Course and the Boys Division playing on the Fazio.