PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 4, 2021) – Commitments have piled in for the 2021 Patriot All-America Invitational collegiate golf tournament, to be played at The Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, Ariz., December 27-31. – both men and women will be competing in this year’s event.
2021 U.S. Amateur Champion James Piot of Michigan State, Kyle Hogan from Texas Tech University, Johnny Keefer from Baylor University, and Nick Lyerly from UNC Greensboro along with Ashley Lau from the University of Michigan, Celina Sattelkau from Vanderbilt University, and recent East Lake Cup individual medalist Rina Tatematsu from Oklahoma State University highlight the golfers already committed to the 2021 Patriot All-America.
According to the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings, Ryan Hall from the University of South Carolina (ranked 19th) is the highest-ranked player in the men’s field. Louise Duncan from the University of Stirling in Scotland (ranked 40th) is the highest-ranked player in the women’s field currently. The World Amateur Golf Ranking ranks the top amateur golfers in the world based on their average performances in counting events on a rolling cycle over the previous 104 weeks.
Competitive rounds for the 2021 Patriot All America will be played on December 29, 30, and 31 with a champion crowned at approximately 4 pm on New Year’s Eve. Throughout the competition, each competitor will honor a fallen soldier from one of the six military branches by carrying a custom PING golf bag with the individual’s name and rank embroidered onto it.
Invitations to The Patriot All-America are primarily based on individuals earning PING All-America honors the previous season in NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as the NAIA and NJCAA Divisions I and II. Additionally, a member from each of the nation’s military academies are invited as well as GCAA national award recipients, members of the most recent Arnold Palmer Cup Teams and AJGA All-Americans, and Toyota Junior Golf World Cup participants currently enrolled in their freshman year of college. Below is a list of currently committed players and their respective WAGR ranks:
Current Men’s Field
Current Women’s Field
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Current PGA Tour stars who have played in The Patriot All-America Invitational during their college careers include Brooks Koepka (2011), Justin Thomas (2011), Daniel Berger (2012), Bryson DeChambeau (2013), Cameron Champ (2014, 2016), and Collin Morikawa (2015).
Past Patriot All-America champions include Graysen Huff from Auburn University (2020), Noah Norton from Georgia Tech University (2019), Isaiah Jackson from the University of Memphis (2018), Mason Overstreet from the University of Arkansas (2017), Cameron Champ from Texas A&M (2016), and Braden Thornberry from the University of Mississippi (2015).
2021 marks eleven years of the Patriot All-America and it continues to receive tremendous community support from a variety of local businesses and organizations including The Thunderbirds, host organization of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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