Simmons Bank Championship Joins PGA TOUR Champions
Mark your calendars for October 21-27, 2024
Simmons Bank is excited to announce the Simmons Bank Championship, a new PGA TOUR Champions tournament coming to Little Rock, Arkansas October 21-27, 2024. The competition will be held annually at Pleasant Valley Country Club.
The event will take place over the next five years and will serve as the second round of PGA TOUR Champions’ annual Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. The top 54 players in the Charles Schwab Cup standings will compete to earn their spot among the top 36 and gain entry into the final event of the season.
The Simmons Bank Championship will be the first-ever PGA TOUR Champions event held in Arkansas, and the first PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament held in the state since the Korn Ferry Tour’s Fort Smith Classic, which was last contested in 2010.
PGA TOUR Champions features several golfers with Arkansas ties. John Daly – a current resident of Dardanelle, Arkansas – won the 1984 Arkansas State Amateur and played collegiately at the University of Arkansas. Glen Day is a current resident of Little Rock and has served as Simmons Bank ambassador since 2021. Ken Duke – also sponsored by Simmons Bank – was born and raised in Arkansas, winning the Arkansas High School Medalist at Pleasant Valley Country Club in 1987. He also played collegiately at Henderson University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he was a four-time Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Golfer of the Year and earned NAIA All-American honors in 1992. Both Daly (Class of 2006) and Duke (Class of 2014) are members of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.