Following the cancellation of the 2020 PGA Professional Championship, Justin Bertsch, PGA Professional at Club Pelican Bay will be one of 20 PGA Professionals from around the nation who will receive an invitation to play in the PGA Championship August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park.
This will be the second appearance for Bertsch at the PGA Championship. He previously competed last year at Bethpage Black after qualifying via the PGA Professional Championship.
The PGA of America made the decision to cancel the PGA Professional Championship due to ongoing concerns around COVID-19. In addition to being the national championship of golf for PGA Club Professionals who qualify for the tournament through Section Professional Championships across the nation, the PGA Professional Championship also serves as a qualifier for the PGA Championship, taking the top 20 Professionals each year.
With the cancellation, the PGA of America announced that the Top 20 Professionals from the 2019 Player of the Year list will automaticaly receive a PGA Championship bid which includes Bertsch, who was the 2019 South Florida PGA Player of the Year.
In addition to the PGA Championship, Bertsch has also made starts on the PGA TOUR at the 2020 Honda Classic, 2020 Puerto Rico Open and the 2019 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.