FORT WORTH, Texas (April 16, 2021) – The Hogan Trophy Award Foundation, Friends of Golf (FOG) and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have announced that the 2021 Ben Hogan Award will be presented during an in-person luncheon beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4.
As is customary, the event will be held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, the site of five of Hogan’s PGA TOUR victories. The three finalists for the 2021 Ben Hogan Award will be in attendance, and the winner will be crowned.
The featured guest speaker will be former PGA TOUR member and golf analyst Charlie Rymer. During a 10-year professional career, Rymer was a winner on the former Web.com Tour and recorded a PGA TOUR-best third-place finish at the 1995 Shell Houston Open. He began his broadcasting career at ESPN in 1998 before becoming a regular on the Golf Channel from 2009 to 2018. Rymer also has served as a lead analyst for Westwood One Radio and NBC.
As a collegian, Rymer was a two-time All-American at Georgia Tech, where he recorded five individual tournament victories. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.
“We are very appreciative of everyone at Colonial Country Club, FOG and the GCAA for working hard to allow us the opportunity to return to an in-person event this year,” Hogan Trophy Award Foundation Chairman Harold Muckleroy said. “We will do everything we can to ensure that this a safe, enjoyable and memorable day for our three finalists as well as all of our attendees.”
Seating at the luncheon will be limited to adhere to social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 protocols. Dress code will be business attire, and a VIP reception will immediately follow the luncheon. For those unable to attend, the program will be video streamed live.
The Ben Hogan Award is given annually to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions over the previous 12 months. The selection committee is made up of more than two dozen leaders and experts in college, amateur and professional golf. In addition, all past Ben Hogan Award winners are eligible to vote in the final round.
Since the award moved to Colonial in 2002 and began recognizing the top amateur and collegiate golfer, Ben Hogan Award winners have combined to accumulate 44 PGA TOUR victories and more than $265 million in prize money on the tour.
Three winners are currently ranked in the top 15 in the Official World Golf Rankings—Jon Rahm (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 10) and Viktor Hovland (No. 15). Other recipients include: Ricky Barnes, Matt Every, Rickie Fowler, Doug Ghim, Bill Haas, Chris Kirk, Hunter Mahan, Maverick McNealy, Ryan Moore, Patrick Rodgers, Kyle Stanley, Nick Taylor, Sahith Theegala, D.J. Trahan, Peter Uihlein and Chris Williams.
In addition, finalists attending the ceremony over the past decade include some of the game’s biggest stars, including three players ranked among the world’s top 30—No. 4 Collin Morikawa, No. 25 Matthew Wolff and No. 29 Jordan Spieth.
The 10 semifinalists for the 2021 honor will be named on Thursday, April 22. The three finalists will be announced three weeks later (Thursday, May 13).