The 30th Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by John Deere and GolfAdvisor will kick off on Thursday, October 25th at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. The event features 264 PGA Professionals who are at least 50 years of age. Each one of which represents one of the 41 PGA Sections across the United States.
Leading the way for the Wisconsin Section PGA is Jim Schuman, Eddie Terasa, Peter Krause, Charlie Brown and Mark Krause. The fivesome will be led by Schuman as he looks to avenge his close call last year. The Blue Mound G&CC director of instruction was exempt into the championship after he finished in second place to eventual winner Frank Esposito at Desert Mountain in 2017.
For Brown, Krause, Krause and Terasa they were able to earn their spots in the championship with their quality play at the Wisconsin Senior PGA Professional Championship back in July at Lake Arrowhead GC.
The 72-hole Championship will run from Thursday until Sunday, with players competing for a purse of $300,000. After the second round of play the field will be cut to the low 90 players and ties. Then after 54 holes of play the field will be cut to the low 70 and ties.
Also at stake is a chance to qualify for the 2019 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid on May 23rd-26th. The low 35 players will earn a chance to tee it up at the first senior major championship of the year.
Scores for first two rounds will be posted as players complete their rounds, live scoring will then be available for the final 36 holes of play
Also for the first time in Championship history, the entire field will be featured via live stream. Each player will be shown on the Wanamaker Course’s signature par-3 6th hole Thursday and Friday. Programming is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (all times approximate based on play). David Marr III, host of SiriusXM’s “PGA of America Radio” and a former Golf Channel talent, and Jerry Tucker, a PGA Master Professional from Stuart, Florida, will serve as the broadcast team. The live coverage can be accessed from the PGA of America’s Facebook and YouTube pages.