December 19-22, 2016| Miami Beach, FL
THE WORLD'S 12TH RANKED AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT
Welcome to the 2016 South Beach International Amateur!
We are delighted to invite the top amateur golfers in the world to Miami Beach to compete for the South Beach International Amateur trophy.
The SBIA 2015 field was again one of the strongest in the world, garnering 20% more ratings points than 2014's field. We fully expect to make another move up in the rankings in 2016. Last year's field featured 88 of the world's "Top 600" players, up from 70 in 2014. This year's field is destined to see a similar jump in top rated amateurs.
As has always been the case at the SBIA, all players who made the cut in 2015 will be given conditional exemptions. Currently the list of players who made the cut and highly ranked participants features 120 top 600 players, up from 87 in 2014. With over 85% of previous ranked players coming back to play the SBIA annually, it is obvious that spots in the field will go quickly and field strength will grow dramatically. Many new top 600 players have already verbally committed to be here this December, before registration has been opened and invitations have been sent out.
The South Beach International Amateur is an "open" competition, and we encourage all top amateurs to apply. The tournament will again be limited to 210 of the world's best amateurs. For those of you wishing to apply who are not exempt (please see exemption criteria), make sure you email me a playing resume after applying. For those of you who have received exemption and conditional exemption invitations, pay close attention to the exemption deadline dates. Once an exemption date is passed, players are put in the player pool and will be judged solely by their SPWAR ranking as of the November 16th tournament closing date.
The commitment to continue building on the South Beach International Amateur's success starts with insuring a great championship experience for every player. For the many of you who will be joining us again, welcome back! For those who come to Miami Beach this December for the first time, we look forward to having you participate!
See you on Miami Beach!