GOLF: Koepka, Kisner latest commitments to play at Congaree

The field for the PGA Tour’s first stop in Ridgeland later this month has added a couple more big names with four-time major champion Brooks Koepka and Palmetto State native Kevin Kisner committing to play the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. 

Koepka and Kisner join an already strong top tier of players committed to the event, which is set for June 10-13 at Congaree Golf Club, joining world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, 10th-ranked Tyrrell Hatton, and household names that include Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter, among others. 

Players have until 5 p.m. Friday to commit to the tournament. A full field list will be announced once the commitment deadline has passed.               

Koepka, a four-time major champion, will make his first start since the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, where he finished runner-up to champion Phil Mickelson. The 31-year-old is an eight-time PGA TOUR winner, including his most recent title at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open. In 12 starts during the 2020-21 season, Koepka has four additional top-10 finishes to go along with his victory and currently sits at No. 14 in the FedExCup standings.

Adding to the list of players in the field with ties to South Carolina, Kisner will compete in his home state for the third time this season. Currently No. 48 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the Aiken native owns three PGA Tour titles and is in search of his first victory since the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. In 17 starts this season, Kisner’s best finish is a runner-up at The RSM Classic in November, where he fell to Robert Streb in a playoff.

Tickets are on sale for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. A Daily Grounds ticket gives access to the grounds at $70 per day, Thursday through Sunday, or $235 for a weekly pass. Daily Youth (under 18), Military Members and First Responders tickets are also on sale for $40 per day, Thursday through Sunday. In addition, a weekly Youth pass is available for $140. Parking is available for $20 per day, or $50 for the week.

To purchase tickets, parking passes, or to register for volunteer opportunities at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, please visit

Proceeds from the event will benefit Congaree Foundation, whose mission is to positively impact the lives of young people locally and around the globe by providing educational and vocational opportunities through the game of golf. The Congaree Global Golf Initiative is the Foundation’s signature program, which provides underserved and well-deserving high school students who aspire to play collegiate golf access to the highest level of athletic coaching and academic tools to enhance their opportunities for success.

The Foundation also has local partnerships with the Lowcountry Food Bank and the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County and works to expand access to the game through youth golf instruction and the Sergeant Jasper Golf Club.

For more information about Congaree Foundation, please visit

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