Tournament Info

Venue: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

Date: May 27 – June 2, 2013

Purse: $600,000

Tournament Host: Gary Williams

Players: 156 Players

Tuesday Qualifier Information: For registration and qualifying information click here.

The Mid-Atlantic Championship is a premier stop on the Tour. The Tour is the official path to the PGA TOUR and identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s greatest stage. The Tour’s impact on the PGA TOUR is undeniable; three out of four PGA TOUR players have Tour roots, and Tour alumni have amassed more than 350 PGA TOUR titles, including 17 major championships, and the last 3 FedEx Cup Titles.

The key goals of the Tour are to provide economic impact for the local community and benefit charities, such as the SMGA.  To date, the PGA TOUR family—PGA TOUR, Tour and Champions Tour combined—has donated over $1.8 billion to charity. Much like the PGA TOUR, the Tour has a diverse membership and a global television audience on the Golf Channel that reaches 186 countries around the world, with players competing for $19 million in prize money. 

The Mid-Atlantic Championship has partnered with the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA), a 501c3 organization headquartered in Montgomery County, Maryland that assists wounded warriors in our community. The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 highlighted a new source of threats to US national security and provided an impetus for US engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq. The combat operations that followed generated considerable challenges for US Military Forces and resulted in a significant increase in the wounded warrior population. SMGA recognizes that freedom isn’t free, and honors the tremendous costs associated with armed conflict paid by individual citizens and their families. SMGA seeks to help the soldier, sailor and airman’s recovery from wounds resulting from these conflicts, aiding them in finding a new normal.

For servicemen and women wounded in defense of the US as well as their families, lives have been changed indelibly; the wounds they have sustained will have long-lasting impacts and often require long-term treatment. In consultation with the medical health professionals at Walter-Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center, SMGA founders Jim Estes and Jamie Winslow developed and articulated a belief that, for this longer-term treatment to achieve a maximum rehabilitative value, it must be holistic and far-reaching in scope in order to adequately address the profound needs for service members and their families in search of that new sense of normalcy.

SMGA seeks to provide wounded warriors with holistic and enduring rehabilitation and a sense of empowerment by leveraging the sport of golf to foster an environment of trust; opportunities for physical, psychological, and even spiritual healing; and personal growth. Empowerment is an idea central to the activities of SMGA, which seeks to enable and equip wounded warriors to work towards overcoming challenges through reliance on one’s self in addition to external support. The overarching tenacity, patience, and persistence of the organization to reach as many of these individuals as possible are captured within the phrase, “Empowering wounded warriors one fairway at a time.”