Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, Glen Nager, left, of the USGA and Ted Bishop, from The PGA of America, announce a new grow the game initiative called the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.
The inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship gives boys and girls an opportunity to test their skills in a nationwide competition, one that will culminate with the finals at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunday before the 2014 Masters.
Announced Monday, the free junior competition for boys and girls ages 7-15 is an initiative by the Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America to promote interest and participation in the game of golf.
Participants in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will advance through local and regional qualifiers conducted throughout the United States. The regional champions in each of the boys and girls divisions in four age categories will advance to the finals at Augusta National on April 6, 2014.