Charlie Saxon Receives Exemption in Tour Event


Charlie Saxon will make his first Tour start as a member, and of 2017, April 20th-23rd in Evansville, Indiana at the United Leasing Championship.  The opportunity comes thanks to a sponsors exemption secured, in combination, by Fidelity Sports Group and Charlie’s strong resume of performance.

2016 marked Charlie’s first full calendar year as a professional golfer, and it was certainly a success.  After finishing 2nd place in a PGA Tour Latin America event, Charlie focused much of his year on PGA Tour China.  After two wins and seven Top 10 finishes, Charlie was named 2016 PGA Tour China Rookie of The Year and had secured his 2017 Tour membership.

Unfortunately, a nagging hip injury required surgery and rehabilitation to start 2017 for Charlie which precluded him from competing in the first four Tour events of the year. Once healthy, Charlie returned to PGA Tour Latin America to sharpen the game and prepare for upcoming Tour events.  A 6th place in Argentina and 12th place in Honduras proved that Charlie was ready to go, in addition to a 66 in a Monday qualifier for the Tour’s Chitimacha Louisana Open to miss by one shot.

Charlie is sponsored by Ping, Titleist and Footjoy.