San Antonio, TX - The Rolex Tournament of Champions returns to TPC San Antonio - Canyons Course for the second time.
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
- 80 Players
- 45 College Commits
- 67 AJGA Champions
- 65 Rolex Junior All-Americans
- 18 of the top 25 girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
- 22 of the top 25 boys in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
- Eight countries represented (Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom)
About the Course
TPC San Antonio has two courses, Greg Norman's Oak Course and Pete Dye-designed Canyons course. Home to the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio added the AJGA to their schedule in 2022. The course played host to PGA TOUR Champions San Antonio Championship from 2011-2015. The Canyons Course highlights strategy and design, which has proven to be a true challenge to our golfers.
AJGA Champion Highlights
Of the 67 players who’ve won an AJGA event, a few highlights:
- 12 invitational champions are competing this week including:
- AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods: Nicholas Gross of Downingtown, Pennsylvania
- Fortinet Girls Invitational at Stanford: Anna Song of Los Angeles, California
- Mayakoba Invitational: Billy Davis of Spring Valley, California
- Wyndham Invitational presented by Odyssey: Blades Brown of Nashville, Tennessee
- Rolex Girls Junior Championship: Asterisk Talley of Chowchilla, California
- Polo Golf Junior Classic: Jay Leng Jr. of San Diego, California
- Jack Burke Jr. Invitational: Jake Albert of Blacksburg, Virginia
- The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by Rolex: Miles Russell of Jacksonville Beach, Florida
- AJGA Invitational presented by PING: Wheaton Ennis of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and Jasmine Koo of Cerritos, California
- Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational: Anna Huang of (Canada) Coto de Caza, California
- 1st Clubs for Kids Foundation Junior All-Star Invitational: Ronin Banerjee of Irvine, California
Top players in the Rolex AJGA Rankings this week
4. Jasmine Koo of Cerritos, California
5. Leigh Chien of Irvine, California
6. Asterisk Talley of Chowchilla, California
7. Alice Ziyi Zhao of Irvine, California
8. Ryleigh Knaub of Debary, Florida
9. Gracie McGovern of Scottsdale, Arizona
10. Nikki Oh of Torrance, California
1. Miles Russell of Jacksonville Beach, Florida
2. Billy Davis of Spring Valley, California
3. Wheaton Ennis of Litchfield Park, Arizona
4. Jay Leng Jr. of San Diego, California
5. Phillip Dunham of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
6. Blades Brown of Nashville, Tennessee
7. Will Hartman of Marvin, North Carolina
8. Nicholas Gross of Downingtown, Pennsylvania
9. Tyler Watts of Huntsville, Alabama
10. Henry Guan of Dallas, Texas
Tournament rounds run Sunday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 22 with tee times from 8 -10:10 a.m. off of Nos. 1 and 10.
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 Perpetual 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 600 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.