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APGA's Kamaiu Johnson gets sponsor's exemption into first PGA Tour event

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The North Course at Torrey Pines typically is busy with a Saturday pro-am for players who miss the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open. This year, it featured an 18-hole competition for the fledgling Advocates Pro Golf Association.

Now the APGA Tour is picking up even more momentum.

The Farmers Insurance Open announced Tuesday that Kamaiu Johnson, who won the APGA Tour Championship last year, has been awarded a sponsor's exemption to play his first PGA Tour event next year.

The APGA Tour was established 10 years ago to prepare Black and other minority golfers to compete and gain better access across the golf industry.