New event will benefit LeBron's foundation


The Tour on Monday announced a new addition to its fall Finals schedule.

The DAP Championship will be held from Sept. 8-11 at Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio, with the LeBron James Family Foundation serving as the tournament’s beneficiary.

The event will now serve as the first leg of the Tour Finals series, which awards an extra 25 PGA Tour cards to its top money winners.

A three-year agreement is in place to keep the tournament in Cleveland through 2018.

“The addition of the DAP Championship to the Tour schedule and the Tour Finals, in particular, is terrific news,” Tour president Bill Calfee said in a statement. “DAP, along with storied Canterbury Golf Club and The LeBron James Family Foundation, provides the nucleus for great things ahead for all of us in Cleveland. We welcome these new partners and look forward to raising the tournament’s impact on the area significantly.”

As for other schedule juggling, the Rust-Oleum Championship, previously held in the Cleveland suburb of Westlake, will now be moved to the Ivanhoe Club outside of Chicago and played June 6-12.

All four rounds of the DAP will be aired on Golf Channel.