PGA golf tour heading to Alabama next year

Alabama's Opelika golf course to host PGA tour tournament on same weekend as British Open

OPELIKA, Alabama (AP) -- The PGA Tour will play a new tournament in Alabama next year.

The tournament will be played July 13-18, 2015 -- the same weekend as the British Open -- at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika. Shaving product company Barbasol will sponsor the tournament for four years.

PGA officials said Monday the Barbasol Championship will become part of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup competition.

Grand National in Opelika is one of 11 facilities of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail throughout Alabama.