About The Classic

The Rudolph Canzater Memorial Classic was inaugurated over 25 years ago as the PIC (Palmetto Issues Conference) Classic. 

Each year, hundreds of elected officials, business and community leaders from around the country gather on the shores of South Carolina’s 110,000 acre Lake Marion at Santee to participate in the annual Rudolph Canzater Memorial Classic.

As in years past, proceeds from the Classic will fund need-based scholarships for high school graduates and college students who live in South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District, and the endowment that Jim Clyburn has established at South Carolina State University (SCSU). Over the history of this Tournament, we have funded over 500 scholarships and contributed over $500,000 to the James E. Clyburn Endowment at SCSU.

Founding Clubhouse Sponsor


Clubhouse Sponsor


Double Eagle Sponsors

Altria Group, Inc. • Fluor • Mary Kay • PhRMA • Wolverine

Eagle Sponsors

3M Products • American Optometric Association • AT&T • Boeing Coca-Cola • CVS • Dominion • FedEx • Harvest Hope Food Bank • Heineken Lilly • Michelin North America • NextEra (Florida Power and Light) Nuclear Energy Institute • Prudential • South Carolina State Ports Authority • UPS

Birdie Sponsors

Abbott Laboratories • AECOM • AFLAC • American Health Care Association • Asurion BMW Manufacturing • CB&I • Charter Communications • CSX • DaVita • Dazzle, Inc. Denny’s • Discus • Duke Energy • Electric Cooperative of SC, Inc. • KW Beverage • Miller Coors • National Association of Broadcasters • National Beer Wholesalers of America Nelson Mullins • Norfolk Southern • Nucor • OBO – City of Columbia• Santee Cooper Savannah River Remediation • SCANA • Southern Company • State Farm • Walgreens • Volvo

Par Sponsors

American Trucking Association • Association of American Railroads • Columbia Housing Authority Enterprise Rent-A-Car • Holcim (US) Inc. • Mary Kay Family Foundation • Langley’s McDonald Organization • PepsiCo • Republic Holdings, Inc. (Richard Kramer)

Hole Sponsors

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina • Claire Chase • CONTACT Planning, Inc. • Continental • Dr. Todd Wright • Eutawville Community Funeral Home, Inc.
Kyle Michel Law Firm• Nexsen Pruet Law Firm• Palmetto Health• Steve Beckham• Solomon Jackson