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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces player commitments for 2019 field

Columbus, Ohio – At 7 p.m. EDT Tournament Officials announced the 138 player blended field of PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour players who are eligible and have committed to compete in the 2019 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. The following players finished 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list or within the top-75 on the Korn Ferry Tour points list and will play in the first of three Korn Ferry Tour Finals events being hosted August 12 – 18 at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, OH.

The current field of competitors for Columbus is highlighted by a number of past winners on the PGA TOUR, Korn Ferry Tour and internationally, collectively representing 35 TOUR victories, 99 Korn Ferry Tour wins and 69 international titles.

The field includes the following players:

Albertson, Anders

Alexander, Tyson

Alker, Steven

Anderson, Mark

Arnold, Jamie

Baker, Chris

Barber, Blayne

Binfield, Wade

Blair, Zac

Bozzelli, Dominic

Bramlett, Joseph

Brehm, Ryan

Burgoon, Bronson

Byrd, Jonathan

Campbell, Brian

Campos, Rafael

Cappelen, Sebastian

Chappell, Kevin

Chin, John

Coletta, Brett

Compton, Erik

Covello, Vince

Crane, Ben

Creel, Joshua

Crick, Brandon

Cunningham, George

Danielson, Charlie (N-M)

Davis, Cameron

Díaz, Roberto

Dou, Zecheng

Dougherty, Kevin

Duncan, Tyler

Echavarria, Nicolas

English, Harris

Etulain, Julián

Flores, Martin

Garber, Joey

Gellerman, Michael

Ghim, Doug

Gibson, Rhein

Gligic, Michael

Gómez, Fabián

Gribble, Cody

Griffin, Lanto

Guthrie, Luke

Hagy, Brandon (Med)

Harding, Justin (N-M)

Harkins, Brandon

Harrington, Scott

Hearn, David

Hickok, Kramer

Higgs, Harry

Hirschman, Grant

Hoag, Bo

Hodges, Lee

Hoffmann, Morgan (Med)

Hoge, Tom

Hossler, Beau

Hovland, Viktor (N-M)

Hubbard, Mark

Huh, John (Med)

Hurley III, Billy

Jacobson, Freddie (Med)

Jaeger, Stephan

Jones, Kyle

Kaufman, Smylie (Med)

Kennerly, Billy

Kim, Whee

Kohles, Ben

Lahiri, Anirban

Langley, Scott

Lebioda, Hank

LeBrun, Steve

Ledesma, Nelson

Lindheim, Nicholas

Lipsky, David (N-M)

Lovemark, Jamie (Med)

Lower, Justin

Luck, Curtis

Mahan, Hunter

Marino, Steve (Med)

Martin, Ben (Med)

McCarthy, Dan

McCumber, Tyler

McNealy, Maverick

Murray, Grayson (Med)

NeSmith, Matthew

Norlander, Henrik

Novak, Andrew

Oda, John

Oppenheim, Rob

Percy, Cameron

Power, Seamus

Prugh, Alex

Ramey, Chad

Randolph, Jonathan

Reeves, Seth

Riley, Davis

Roach, Wes

Rodríguez, José de Jesús

Rozo, Marcelo

Saxon, Charlie

Scheffler, Scottie

Schnell, Brady

Schniederjans, Ollie

Seiffert, Chase

Sharma, Shubhankar (N-M)

Shelton, Robby

Silverman, Ben

Smotherman, Austin

Stanger, Jimmy

Stefani, Shawn

Stegmaier, Brett

Streb, Robert

Sucher, Zack

Svensson, Adam

Svoboda, Andrew

Taylor, Ben

Teater, Josh

Todd, Brendon

Trahan, D.J.

Uihlein, Peter

van der Walt, Dawie

Ventura, Kristoffer

Vogel, T.J.

Wagner, Johnson

Weaver, Drew

Weekley, Boo (Med)

Werenski, Richy

Whaley, Vincent

Wheatcroft, Steve

Wilkinson, Tim

Wright, Chase

Wu, Dylan

Yates, Greg

Yuan, Carl

Zalatoris, Will

Zhang, Xinjun

138 Players in Field


  • Korn Ferry Tour players Nos. 1-75 are in bold. PGA TOUR players Nos. 126-200 are unbolded. Those in italics are either non-members who earned enough equivalent FedExCup points to finish 126-200 (N-M) or PGA TOUR players with medical exemptions (Med) as noted.
  • Field size is 138 players as of 7 p.m. ET, Monday, August 12, 2019.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will play a pivotal role in determining who will earn PGA TOUR membership for 2019-2020 season. At the end of the three Finals events, a second set of PGA TOUR cards will be awarded to those players who earn the most cumulative money in the three Finals events.

The top-25 from the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season will carry their points into the Finals. Their order of priority will be determined at the conclusion of the Finals.

Exempt status on the PGA TOUR will be awarded to one member inside of the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Top 25 at the conclusion of the three Finals events, using combined Regular Season and Finals points. Therefore, any Top-25 player can earn the coveted No. 1 position if he performs well enough in the three Finals events. A second full exemption will be awarded to the highest cumulative earner among the three Finals events, if different from the No. 1 player among the Top 25.

The field for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will compete over 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the top-65 players and ties after 36 holes. Golf Channel will broadcast tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday in high definition.

General admission for this award-winning stop on the Korn Ferry Tour is free. For details and to print free tickets the public may visit

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The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of three Korn Ferry Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2019-2020 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.  Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Korn Ferry Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at



Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at




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