Decatur-Forsyth Classic

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The Decatur-Forsyth Classic is an event on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA's developmental tour. It has been a part of the Symetra Tour's schedule since 1985. It is held at the Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur, Illinois.

Since 2006, the tournament has been the Symetra Tour's first and only major championship. The tournament underwent two changes for its first season as a major tournament: it became the Tour's first 72-hole event, and the purse increased to $100,000 with the winner receiving $14,000. The winner also receives a sponsor's exemption into the LPGA's State Farm Classic tournament.[1]

From 2010 to 2012, the title sponsor of the tournament was Tate & Lyle, a multinational agri-processor based in England. Since 2013, they have been the presenting sponsor.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1985–2005: Michelob ULTRA FUTURES Charity Golf Classic
  • 2006–2009: Michelob ULTRA FUTURES Players Championship
  • 2010–2012: Tate & Lyle Players Championship
  • 2013–2016: Decatur-Forsyth Classic Present by Tate & Lyle and Decatur Park District
  • 2017: Decatur-Forsyth Classic



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