LEXINGTON (June 25, 2018) – The field for this year’s Barbasol Championship will feature Davis Love III, a World Golf Hall of Famer with 21 PGA TOUR victories and a major title, when the tournament tees off for the first time, July 19-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, Ky.
Love, who entered his name into the preliminary field list last week, will play alongside his son in Lexington, Dru Love, who has earned a sponsor’s exemption into the tournament. The elder Love won the 1997 PGA Championship and finished second on two occasions at the Masters (1995, 1999) and at the U.S. Open (1996). He captained the U.S.-winning Ryder Cup team in 2016. The younger Love, a former standout golfer at the University of Alabama, qualified for his first U.S. Open in 2017 and was joined by his father as his caddie.
“Our tournament will be dominated by some of the world’s best young golf talent, but to have one of the greatest golfers in Davis Love in the event brings tremendous excitement to our first event,” said Brooks Downing, Executive Director.
Love’s best finish this season was a T28 at the CIMB Classic which Justin Thomas won last October. He also made the cut this spring at the Arnold Palmer, the Punta Cana event and the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head. His last victory came in the 2015 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro. He could still qualify for the Open, which is played the same weekend as the Barbasol Championship, but would need a high finish in next three weeks at the National, the Greenbrier or the John Deere Classic.
Players previously announced for the Barbasol Championship field include two-time LPGA major winner Brittany Lincicome, Lexington-native Josh Teater, recent University of Kentucky stars Cooper Musselman and Chip McDaniel and local pro Grover Justice.
Spectator Parking and Shuttle Information
All spectator parking for the Barbasol Championship will be at Keeneland with shuttle buses running to the course continuously throughout the day. Daily parking during competition rounds on Thursday-Sunday is $10 per day with free parking offered for practice days on Tuesday/Wednesday.
There will be no spectator parking at Champions at Keene Trace. In addition, Delaney Ferry Road near the course will be “restricted access,” and no local “park and walk” opportunities will be available. Those spectators utilizing a ride-share drop-off and pick-up lot will be available off Keene South Elkhorn Road (KY-1267) with local shuttle transporting spectators to the course.
Spectator parking passes for Thursday-Sunday at Keeneland are available for purchase now at www.BarbasolChampionshipKY.com. Keeneland also will play host to the Concours d’Elegance car show on Saturday, July 21, so spectators are encouraged to purchase parking passes in advance to secure a spot at the track.
Parking/Shuttle Fast Facts
- All general parking will be at Keeneland and patrons must enter at Gate 2 (Old Clubhouse entrance)
- Keeneland shuttles will start running at approximately 7 a.m. on Thursday-Sunday and run approximately 90 minutes following the conclusion of play each evening
- Price: $10 per tournament day with free parking available on Tuesday/Wednesday
- No parking or drop-offs allowed at the course or within a 1.5 mile stretch of Delaney Ferry Road around the course
- Ride-share (Uber, Lyft, taxi) lot will be available on Keene South Elkhorn (KY-1267) with local shuttles to the course
Daily Man O’ War Paddock Tickets Available Now
Daily tickets (Thursday-Sunday) for the Man O’ War Paddock are now on-sale at Ticketmaster.com. This upgraded ticket offers grounds access and entry to the air-conditioned Man O’ War Paddock which includes a premium food and beverage menu available for purchase, flat-screen TVs and restrooms for club patrons. Daily tickets for the Paddock are $110 each with a four-day pass priced at $400.
Daily and week-long grounds passes also can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. A Thursday grounds pass is $30 with Friday priced at $35 and the Saturday/Sunday rate is $40 per day. All four-days can be purchased for $100.