Golfweek Player of the Year Classic set to kick off 2022 Player of the Year race

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The 2022 Golfweek Player of the Year Classic, held at Tampa Palms Country Club in Tampa, Florida, allows both reflection and elite competition.

The event will be contested January 16-18 with the top three players of the 2021 season from each division being honored at a dinner following the first round of play. Gene Elliott will also be presented with his well-deserved lifetime accolade: the Yancy Ford Award.

Featuring three different divisions, the Golfweek POY Classic is a who’s who of senior amateur golf. Elliott, the defending U.S. and British Senior Amateur champion, joins Jerry Gunthorpe, Bob Royak, Allen Peake, 2020 POY Classic champion John Wright, and 2021 Golfweek Senior Player of the Year and defending POY Classic champion, Rusty Strawn, in the senior division.

The super senior division is up for grabs with 2021 champ, Tim Pope not in the field. In the Legends division, it’s Jim Kamis who is welcomed as both the 2021 Player of the Year and defending champion.

Super Legend and St. Augustine, Florida, native Walt Martin is salivating to tee it up in the new year. Last January, Martin began his 2021 campaign by sweeping all of the January events, including the Player of the Year Classic at Lake Jovita. He’ll be itching to run it back this year at Tampa Palms Country Club. Martin earned Super Legend Player of the Year honors thanks in large part to his strong start last January.

Hopes to become the 2022 Golfweek Player of the Year start Sunday morning. The first piece of the coveted puzzle locks into place Tuesday afternoon after four new champions are crowned to kick off the 2022 Player of the Year race.

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