The Champions Tour is coming to the St. Louis area in 2020.

The tour announced a four-year partnership on Tuesday with Ascension, one of the nation's leading nonprofit Catholic health systems.

The Ascension Charity Classic will debut Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2020, at Norwood Hills Country Club in North County, Mo. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to local nonprofits.

"The St. Louis area is one of the great sports regions in the United States, known for its passionate, dedicated fans and history of charitable giving and community engagement," tour president Miller Brady said. "This combination of great sports fans, community engagement and charitable giving is what the PGA TOUR is all about, and this will quickly become one of our premier events."

It's the first time the tour has hosted an annual event in the St. Louis region since 2001.

Beneficiaries of the tournament will include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and Marygrove, a residential facility for children and teens.

"Players may compete, but the real winners will be North County and area charities," said Ascension executive vice president Nick Ragone. " All proceeds will go to charitable organizations in the North County area that are working to build a better community. It's a privilege to be able to be a part of the continued revitalization of our community and our region."

The addition of the 54-hole Ascension Charity Classic expands the Champions Tour schedule to 27 events in four countries and 19 states.

Norwood Hills hosted the 1948 PGA Championship won by Ben Hogan.

--Field Level Media

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