Rolex Tournament of Champions
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Rolex Tournament of Champions

PGA National hosts top-ranked field

Both Rolex Junior Players of the Year set to compete
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The Rolex Tournament of Champions returns to PGA National Resort & Spa for the fifth consecutive year in 2021. This will be the 18th AJGA tournament held at the resort 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.

About the Field

  • 144 players
  • 93 AJGA Champions
  • 80 college commits
  • 69 Rolex Junior All-Americans
  • 19 of the top 25 girls in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 18 of the top 25 boys in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 14 international countries represented (Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Phillippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United States)

About the Course

  • PGA National Resort & Spa boasts six championship Florida golf courses. The 72-hole Invitational takes place on the Champion and Fazio courses, with the boys and girls playing each course twice. The Champion course is the home of the "Bear Trap" and the PGA TOUR's Honda Classic. The Fazio is a reinvention of The Haig, which was the resort's original 18-hole course that opened in 1980. The Fazio opened in November of 2012.

AJGA Champion Highlights
Of the 93 players who’ve won an AJGA event, a few highlights:

  • The 2021 Rolex Junior Players of the Year (Megha Ganne of Holdmel, New Jersey, and Nicholas Dunlap of Huntsville, Alabama) are both in the field.
  • Ben James of Milford, Connecticut, enters the field with the most Invitational wins this season with three. James won three AJGA Invitationals (Team TaylorMade Invitational, The Junior PLAYERS Championship and The PING Invitational)
  • Erica Lee of Arcadia, California, has the most wins this year in the Girls Division with four (Cameron McCormick Junior All-Star, AJGA Junior All-Star at Urbana, UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake and the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational presented by adidas Golf)

Top players in Rolex AJGA Rankings in the field

1. Megha Ganne of Holmdel, New Jersey
2. Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California
4. Bailey Shoemaker of Dade City, Florida
6. Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Florida
7. Michelle Liu of Vancouver, British Columbia
9. Gianna Clemente of Warren, Ohio
10. Katie Li of Basking Ridge, New Jersey
12. Kiara Romero of San Jose, California
13. Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton, California
14. Jacqueline Putrino of Lakewood Ranch, Florida
16. Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville, Florida
17. Mackenzie Lee of North Little Rock, Arkansas
18. Sara Im of Duluth, Georgia
19. Ava Merrill of Johns Creek, Georgia
20. Michelle Zhang of Plano, Texas
21. Erica Lee of Arcadia, California
22. Kelly Xu of Claremont, California
23. Julia Misemer of Overland Park, Kansas
24. Lauren Kim of Surrey, British Columbia

1. Nicholas Dunlap of Huntsville, Alabama
2. Ben James of Milford, Connecticut
3. Caleb Surratt of Indian Trail, North Carolina
4. Bryan Lee of Fairfax, Virginia
5. Eric Lee of Fullerton, California
7. Luke Clanton of Miami Lakes, Florida
8. Jackson Koivun of San Jose, California
9. Jack Roberts of Saint Marys, Georgia
10. Jacob Sosa of Austin, Texas
12. Mason Snyder of Las Vegas, Nevada
13. Bryan Kim of Brookeville, Maryland
14. Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
16. Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert, Arizona
17. Aaron Pounds of The Woodlands, Texas
18. Ethan Gao of Alpharetta, Georgia
20. Matthew Troutman of Louisville, Kentucky
23. Carson Brewer of Jacksonville, Florida
25. Kyo Morishita of Bradenton, Florida

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About Rolex

An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise

Rolex is an integrated and independent Swiss watch manufacture. Headquartered in Geneva, the brand is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products – symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. The movements of its Oyster Perpetual and Cellini watches are certified by COSC, then tested in-house for their precision, performance and reliability. The Superlative Chronometer certification, symbolized by the green seal, confirms that each watch has successfully undergone tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. These are periodically validated by an independent external organization.

The word “Perpetual” is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster watch. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the company, instilled a notion of perpetual excellence that would drive the company forward. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, invented in 1931. In the course of its history, Rolex has registered over 500 patents. At its four sites in Switzerland, the brand designs, develops and produces the majority of its watch components, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Furthermore, the brand is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport and exploration, as well as those who are devising solutions to preserve the planet.