The Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America have created a nationwide junior skills competition with the finals at Augusta National Golf Club in 2014. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will be held for boys and girls ages 7-15 with no fee for participating.
There will be local and regional qualifiers conducted throughout the United States in separate divisions and four age categories. The regional champions in each of the boys and girls divisions from the four age categories will advance to the finals to be held at Augusta National the Sunday before the Masters Tournament, April 6, 2014. The Championship finals will be broadcast by Golf Channel.
“Generations of players have been inspired by the dream of sinking a winning putt on the 18th green at Augusta National,” said Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament Foundation. “Now an exciting opportunity exists to make that dream a reality. I am confident that our collective efforts with the USGA and The PGA of America will showcase the talents of kids who already play this game and motivate others to give the sport a try.”