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  • Volunteer registration now open for the 2017 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship... read more
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship set to kick off 2017 Web.com Tour FinalsThe PGA TOUR announced on Monday the 2017 Web.com Tour schedule, which features 26 tournaments played in 16 states and five countries outside the United States, and culminates with the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September and October.... read more
  • Record-setting charitable donation announced for 10th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Columbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that the 10th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 19-25, 2016 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $1,723,105 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $1,604,500 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest amount raised by the tournament for the hospital in the 10-year history of the Web.com Tour Finals event – the third consecutive year such a historic mark has been achieved. Since its inception in 2007 the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of over $7.3 million in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.... read more
  • MURRAY COMES FROM FOUR BACK FOR FIRST VICTORY... read more
  • WINNERS INTERVIEW WITH GRAYSON MURRAY... read more
  • GRAYSON MURRAY EMBODIES THE SPIRIT OF GIVING... read more
  • FLORES SURGES TO TOP OF LEADERBOARD AT SCARLET... read more
  • TAG RIDINGS AND MARTIN FLORES SHARE TWO-SHOT LEAD... read more
  • Alker goes dancing on Friday, shoots 67... read more
  • KIM TAKES COMMAND WITH FIRST ROUND LEAD... read more
  • Power Rankings - 10 to Watch in Columbus!... read more
  • Field study: Web.com Tour Finals qualifiersIt’s time for the Web.com Tour Finals, the four-event series that will determine PGA TOUR eligibility for the 2016-17 season. The Finals begin at the inaugural DAP Championship in Cleveland, Ohio, September 8-11, to be contested at famed Canterbury Golf Club. We'll proceed to Boise, Idaho for the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco at Hillcrest CC, September 15-18, a long-running Web.com Tour event that will assume a Finals spot for the first time this year. We'll then circle back to Columbus, Ohio for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship at the Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course), September 22-25. The traditionally demanding Scarlet Course holds the distinction of being the only returning Finals venue. The Finals will conclude at the Web.com Tour Championship at Atlantic Beach CC in the Jacksonville, Florida metroplex, October 6-9. The event heads a few miles north from its previous home at TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley Course) in Ponte Vedra Beach. The top 25 players on the Web.com Tour Regular Season money list have already earned their PGA TOUR card for the 2015-16 season, and their money list (Bucket A) will continue through the Finals, with Priority Ranking determined upon the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Championship. The rest of the field – Nos. 26-75 on the Web.com Tour money list; Nos. 126-200 in the TOUR FedExCup standings – will battle for the 25 remaining TOUR cards (Bucket B). Priority Ranking will alternate between top finishers from Bucket A and Bucket B, from the No. 1 spot to the No. 25 spot on each money list. The only way to cross over from Bucket A to Bucket B is by winning the Finals money list, which Derek Fathauer did in 2014. ... read more
  • 2016 Web.com Tour eligibility ranking... read more
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Claims Inaugural Web.com Tour Truck AwardPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, conducted annually at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course, was awarded with the Web.com Tour’s inaugural Truck Award at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Wednesday, December 2 in Miami, Fla. “On behalf of the Web.com Tour, I am delighted to congratulate the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on winning the 2015 Truck Award,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. “The ‘Truck’ is the veritable command station at all of our events, with operations and volunteer efforts all stemming from the well-traveled 18-wheeler. Kip and his team are to be commended for putting forth one of the Tour’s most well-run tournaments.” ... read more
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces record-setting charitable donationColumbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that the ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 21-27, 2015 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $1,400,212 for charitable organizations, including $1,253,322 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest single-season charitable donation raised by the tournament for the hospital in the nine-year history of the Web.com Tour Finals event. Since its inception in 2007 the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of over $5,728,322 in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.... read more
  • HEADS OF THE CLASS - Welcome the 50 new PGA TOUR membersPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Accompanied by the always interesting season-ending drama to the Web.com Tour season on Sunday at the Web.com Tour Championship, the 50 PGA TOUR cards and priority positions for each player for the 2015-16 season have been determined. The new PGA TOUR season begins in less than two weeks (Oct. 15-18) at the Frys.com Open in California.... read more
  • LOUISIANA’S ANDREW LOUPE WINS NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPFormer Louisiana State Tiger Andrew Loupe carded a 1-under 70 on Sunday and outlasted the field to win the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third event of the Web.com Tour Finals. Loupe’s 5-under-par 279 total on the demanding Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club was two strokes better than Tom Hoge (69), Bronson Burgoon (70) and third-round leader Roberto Castro (75). “I knew what I had on the line,” said Loupe who collected a first-place check of $180,000 and moved up to No. 3 in The Finals’ standings. “I just kept telling myself to take it on this week.” ... read more
  • MEET PATIENT CHAMPION QUENTEN LOCKE2015 Patient Champion Quenten Locke began this year’s tournament competition by hitting the ceremonial first tee shot, called the First Shot to Fight Cancer! Quenten also made the final putt of the tournament during a moving ceremony at the conclusion of the final round, Sunday, September 27.... read more
  • ROBERTO CASTRO LEADS BY TWO SHOTS AFTER 54 HOLES AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPRoberto Castro fired a 3-under 68 Saturday and moved into the 54-hole lead at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third of four Web.com Tour Finals events. Castro has avoided mistakes better than anyone in the field this week and his 7-under 206 total is two shots better than Harold Varner III (66), Robert Garrigus (67) and Zack Fischer (69). ... read more
  • INTERVIEW WITH 3RD ROUND LEADER ROBERTO CASTRO... read more
  • MARTIN FLORES TAKES ONE-SHOT LEAD AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPMartin Flores carded a second-round 1-under 70 and grabbed the lead after 36 holes of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third event of the Web.com Tour Finals. The 33-year-old Texan navigated the tough Scarlett Course at Ohio State University Golf Club and posted a 5-under 137 total, one shot ahead of Sam Saunders (68), Rhein Gibson (68), Roberto Castro (68) and Luke List (67). Five players are at 3-under 138 including Tour rookie Zack Fischer (67) who made 10 birdies Friday afternoon. ... read more
  • ARAGON, FLORES SHARE OPENING-ROUND LEAD AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPAlex Aragon fired a 4-under 67 early in the day and wound up sharing the first-round lead with afternoon starter Martin Flores at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the third of four Web.com Tour Finals events. Aaron Watkins, Blake Adams, Steve Marino, Brad Elder and Derek Ernst all posted 3-under 68s and are tied for third place, while another six players are knotted at 69, including Henrik Norlander and Chez Reavie, the winners of the first two Finals events. ... read more
  • Sam Saunders tries out new Nationwide Social BoothSam Saunders tried out the new Nationwide Social Booth after his second round 68 vaulted him into a tie for second place. Fans who participate and share their video on Twitter or Facebook will receive a complimentary coupon to the Cold Stone Creamery booth, also located behind the 18th green. Coupons can be redeemed from 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday for a free food item, including ice cream, caramel apples, hot chocolate, coffee and more, all compliments of Nationwide.... read more
  • Web.com Tour Wives elevate giving through “Fill the Cart with Fun” CampaignColumbus, Ohio – The Web.com Tour Wives is partnering with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship to “Fill the Cart with Fun!” The Web.com Tour Wives is inviting tournament attendees to team up to help fill golf carts with games, toys and crafts that will benefit the patients of the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted during tournament week, September 24 - 27. For a list of needed items visit http://www.ncc-golf.com/tournament-info/charities/fill-the-cart-with-fun. Additionally, representatives from the Web.com Tour Wives will be presenting Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a $1,500 donation on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:30 p.m. near the main admission tent at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. "'Fill the Cart with Fun' has been a very successful program at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship for seven years now," said Tia Kraft, wife of Web.com Tour member Kelly Kraft, who is chairing the event on behalf of the Web.com Tour Wives. "The Tour Wives are grateful to have the opportunity to help organize the program in cooperation with our faithful partner, Nationwide Children's Hospital. Many precious young lives will be impacted in a very positive way by "Fill the Cart with Fun". We are pleased to be able to kick things off with a $1,500 donation and encourage Columbus-area golf fans to come out, bring their donations and have some fun watching our husbands compete." The Web.com Tour Wives is a part of the PGA TOUR Wives Association. The Association’s longstanding dedication to helping children and families in need led to them earning the 2013 Winnie Palmer Award from the Met N.Y. Golf Writers Association. The award is presented annually to an individual in golf who gives their time, energy and enthusiasm to those less fortunate.... read more
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces player commitments for 2015 fieldColumbus, Ohio – At 5:40 p.m. EDT Tournament Officials announced the 131 player blended field of PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour players who are eligible and have committed to compete in the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. The following players finished 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list or within the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour and will play in the third of four Web.com Tour Finals events being hosted September 24-27 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 and Web.com Tour, collectively representing 49 TOUR victories and 101 Web.com Tour titles. That list features: Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Ricky Barnes, Jonathan Byrd, 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover, Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic.... read more
  • Welcome AboardNORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- The first 25 of 50 available PGA TOUR membership cards for the 2015-16 season were secured on Sunday at the Web.com Tour’s final Regular Season event, the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. An additional 25 cards will be on the line at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals, which begin next Thursday (Sept. 10th) with the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana. These second 25 cards will be based on money earned solely in the Finals.... read more
  • Preliminary field announced for ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital ChampionshipColumbus, Ohio – Tournament Officials released today the preliminary field of PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour players currently slotted to compete in the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, this September 24 – 27 as the third of four Finals events on the Web.com Tour. The 2014-2015 PGA TOUR Regular Season came to a close on Sunday, August 23rd at the Wyndham Championship, completing one half of the Web.com Tour Finals equation. Players from the PGA TOUR finishing Nos. 126 – 200 on the regular season FedExCup points list (less those with exemptions) are eligible to compete in the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. That list includes PGA TOUR veterans such as Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Ricky Barnes, Jonathan Byrd, and Tim Petrovic. Approximately 55 players from the PGA TOUR are expected to compete. They will be joined by the top 75 Web.com Tour money winners, which was finalized on Sunday night (8/30/15) at the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz. ... read more
  • Registration open for the 2015 Women’s Board Junior Golf ClassicColumbus, Ohio – Registration for the 2015 Junior Golf Classic hosted by the Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is open online at http://www.ncc-golf.com/junior-golf-classic. The Junior Golf Classic, now celebrating its 23rd year, provides an opportunity for youths, ages nine to eighteen, to play golf and give back to their community by helping raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The 2015 Women’s Board Junior Golf Classic will be played Monday, July 6 at The Ohio State University Golf Club and is open to male and female golfers who will not have reached their 19th birthday by July 5, 2015. The Boys division, age 15-18, will again compete on the Ohio State University – Scarlet Course (OSU Scarlet). The remainder of the field will compete on the Gray Course.... read more
  • Volunteer registration now open for 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital ChampionshipColumbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is now open to the public at www.ncc-golf.com. The 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held September 21 – 27 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and once again be the third of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals. “We are extremely grateful for the nearly 700 individuals each year that donate their time to the tournament,” said tournament director Kip McBride. “Our volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of the tournament and are vital in our goal to raise charitable donations for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Thanks in large part to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, a record $1,003,769 was raised last year alone for Nationwide Children’s, and more than $4.4 million has been raised since the tournament’s inception in 2007.” Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a Web.com Tour Finals Event. A description of each area is available at www.ncc-golf.com.... read more
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces record-setting charitable donationTournament officials announced today that the eighth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 8-14, 2014 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $1,125,069 for charitable organizations, including $1,003,769 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest single-season charitable donation raised by the tournament for the hospital in the eight-year history of the Web.com Tour Finals event. Since its inception in 2007 the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of over $4,475,000 in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program. In addition, the 2014 Charity Ticket Program generated $170,845 in ticket sales. The program, now finishing its seventh year, provides qualifying non-profit entities with 100 percent of the revenue from all tickets sales generated by, or designated for, their organization. The 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held September 21 – 27 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and once again be the third of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals. ... read more
  • 50 PLAYERS SECURE 2014-15 PGA TOUR CARDS VIA WEB.COM TOURWith the conclusion of the 2014 Web.com Tour season at last week’s Web.com Tour Championship, 50 PGA TOUR cards and priority positions for 2014-15 have been determined. The new PGA TOUR season begins in less than three weeks (Oct. 9-12) at the Frys.com Open in California.... read more
  • JUSTIN THOMAS WINS IN PLAYOFFColumbus, OH – Justin Thomas sank a three-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Richard Sterne and claim the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at the Ohio State University Golf Course Scarlet Course. The pair each finished with 72-hole totals of 6-under-par 278. Thomas, who grew up in the Louisville, Ky., area and attended the University of Alabama, sealed his victory after hitting a wedge from 75 yards to three feet and then draining his putt for his first professional victory in just his 20th start on the Web.com Tour. He earned $180,000 with the win. Sean O’Hair matched the day’s best round with a 4-under 67, which moved him into a tie for third place with Korea’s Whee Kim. The two finished at 5-under and one shot out of the playoff. Veteran J.J. Henry also carded a 67 on Sunday, good for solo fifth place. Things looked bleak late on the back nine for Thomas, who trailed Sterne by three strokes with three holes remaining. However, Sterne, playing in the final and behind Thomas, was unable to build on his lead after making an eagle at No. 12 to go up by three strokes. Minutes later, things started to go awry for the 32-year old South African when he three-putted No. 15 for bogey and then made consecutive bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 to fall back into a tie with Thomas. He was then unable to birdie No. 18. “I don't really feel much right now. Everything is pretty numb. It's crazy,” said Thomas. “I feel like of all the chances I had, it's crazy how this one kind of worked out, but sometimes that's how it happens. I believe everything happens for a reason and it just happened to be my week. So I'm pumped.” For Thomas, the win was extra special since he had both his parents and grandparents following him on Sunday. The former reside in Columbus. “I just tried to stay patient today and you have to do that here. I don’t want to say it’s a relief to win, but it’s hard to win with the level of play out here,” Thomas continued. Was it the biggest win of his career? “Yes, I would. Any time you win, it’s tremendous. It’s a tremendous honor. It means you’re the best that week and you beat everybody you played against. It’s a really cool feeling and it’s tough because it doesn’t happen very often, especially in professional golf.” It was a particularly frustrating finish for Sterne who appeared in the driver’s seat for his first U.S. victory. But perhaps playing the last 10 consecutive weeks may have caught up with him. “I struggled all day to roll the 30, 40 footers up close and I came up short couple times. I thought this time just give it a little bit more and it rolled on five, six feet past (on No. 15),” said Sterne. That was the first short putt I missed all day. I had putted well up until then, and I hit a bad tee shot on 16 and it really left me with no shot. So, I had to take my medicine there and try and up-and-down it. Then I hit a bad tee shot on 17 and unfortunately, it's a bad shot at the wrong time and that's -- when you're playing at this level, it can bite you.” Sterne will forego competing in next week’s Web.com Tour Championship at Dye’s Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, instead opting to return home to South Africa on Monday. It will be a different story for Thomas. He’ll head to Jacksonville where he’ll try to improve on his current status on the priority list. He is currently fourth. ... read more
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  • STERNE, FATHAUER AND THOMAS SHARE THIRD ROUND LEADWith most of the field in full retreat, South African native Richard Sterne figured a solid score in Saturday’s third round of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship would move him up the leaderboard. Sterne was right. He started the day nine shots off the pace but a solid, 4-under 67 eventually moved the 32-year old into a tie for the 54-hole lead. Sterne finished early in the day with a 5-under 208 total, a full 75 minutes in front of the final pairing. With the rough growing and a cool wind blowing, the already difficult Ohio State University Scarlet course got even tougher. The majority of the leaders struggled to make par, let alone birdie. Saturday’s scoring average of 73.754 (+2.754) made it the single-toughest round on the Web.com Tour this year. First- and second-round leader Derek Fathauer battled his way to a 5-over 76, which was still good enough to give him a share of the lead along with playing partner Justin Thomas (72). Texan Tom Hoge (67), Blayne Barber (70) and Vaughn Taylor (74) share fourth place, just one shot back. Whee Kim (67) and Stonebrae Classic champion Tony Finau (72) are only two strokes behind the trio of leaders. “It’s firming up. The greens are getting firm, so you can’t get close,” said Sterne, who ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch on the front nine to get into contention. “You are struggling to make pars out there if you don’t do the right things.” His driver, 6-iron combination at the par-5, 12th hole was as good as it gets. Sterne needed only to knock in a 3-foot putt for eagle, which gave him sole possession of the lead at 6-under, until a bogey three holes later. Sterne, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in March, managed to save par on his final two holes and post his 67, matching low round of the day. Of the 11 groups that started their rounds on No. 1 – play was in threesomes off the 1st and 10th tees – Sterne and Barber (70) were the only two players to break par (71). “Anytime you get 15-20 mile an hour winds, and especially with these conditions, it’s tough,” said Thomas, who missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have given him the outright lead. “You really have to control your flight. Here, because you have to play the bounces so much and the contours in the greens, you have to be in the right places. It was just really difficult to be committed to every shot.” Fathauer managed to hit only six fairways and eight greens in the wind, but still has a piece of the lead. “The greens were really fast and kind of crusty around the holes. They were tough to make putts,” he said. “It’s as tough as you can get right now. It’s almost impossible to get your ball close. You’ve got to make some putts to shoot anything near even-par out there.”... read more
  • Derek Fathauer holds lead heading into the weekendWhile he couldn’t match his 8-under-par 63 from Thursday’s opening round, Derek Fathauer ignored the firmer greens and tougher pins on Friday to remain in the lead after 36 holes at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course. Fathauer’s 2-under-par 69 gave him a 36-hole total of 10-under-par 132 and a three-stroke advantage over Vaughn Taylor. Justin Thomas is third at 6-under-par 136 and one better than Kyle Stanley.... read more
  • First Shot to Fight Cancer Photo GalleryPhotos from the First Shot to Fight Cancer and Special U.S. Flag Folding Ceremony in honor of 9/11... read more
  • Web.com Tour pros join Nationwide Children's Hospital patients at 'Pros for Patients'COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship held a “Pros for Patients” activity on the driving range and practice green at Ohio State University Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon, bringing together Web.com Tour professionals and Nationwide Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer patients and survivors. Professionals including Tony Finau, James Driscoll and Peter Malnati interacted with the kids -- providing instruction on the range, and participating in other activities including hula-hooping and face painting. Nationwide Children’s Hospital participants included 10-year-old Alexzandria Norman of Dresden, Ohio, who was joined on the range by her mother Jessica. Miniature golf has been a favorite hobby of the two, and the chance to hang out with touring pros was a thrill for both of them. It was a thrill for the pros, as well. “Anytime you have an opportunity to give back in a sport that’s given you so much, I think you have to take that opportunity,” Finau said. “I enjoy it. I have kids of my own, so I know what it would mean if I were to have my kids interested in something, and someone else took the time to help them out.” ... read more
  • Web.com Tour Wives give back through “Fill the Cart with Fun” Campaign - Enhanced Pros fore Patients program returns to tournament weekColumbus, Ohio – The Web.com Tour Wives is partnering with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship to “Fill the Cart with Fun!” The Web.com Tour Wives is inviting tournament attendees to team up to help fill golf carts with games, toys and crafts that will benefit the patients of the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted during tournament week, September 11 - 14. For a list of needed items visit http://www.ncc-golf.com/tournament-info/charities/fill-the-cart-with-fun. Additionally, representatives from the Web.com Tour Wives will be presenting Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a $1,500 donation on Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. near the main admission tent at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. ... read more
  • Official Pro-Am ResultsResults for the morning and afternoon waves of the 2014 Official Pro-Am... read more
  • Positive attitude lifts Hadwin to Chiquita Classic title in Second Finals eventAfter opening the Chiquita Classic with a course record-tying, 9-under 63, Adam Hadwin struggled a bit in the second round. His even-par 72 included three birdies and three bogeys, and his two-shot lead had turned into a three-stroke deficit. But after Friday's round, Hadwin was upbeat about his chances for the weekend. He was particularly pleased by a short-iron approach he hit to three feet for birdie on his final hole of the day, the par-4 ninth. ... read more
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces player commitments for 2014 fieldColumbus, Ohio – At 6:15 p.m. EDT Tournament Officials announced the blended field of PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour players who are eligible and committed to compete in the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. The following players finished 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list or within the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour and have committed to play in the third of four Web.com Tour Finals events being hosted September 11-14 at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, OH. ... read more
  • Bud Cauley wins first Web.com Tour Finals Event of 2014 at the Hotel Fitness ChampionshipFORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Throughout his standout amateur and junior golf career, Bud Cauley always had the good fortune of managing to avoid injury. Growing up in Florida, a healthy Cauley played in the 2006 Junior World Cup and the 2008 Junior World Golf Championships. He moved on to a successful career at Alabama, where he was a two-time first team Golfweek All-American. He posted a 3-0-1 record in the 2009 Walker Cup, helping lead the United States to victory over Great Britain and Ireland. All the while, he was healthy. The string of clean health was broken at the John Deere Classic on the PGA TOUR in July, when Cauley dislocated his shoulder while teeing off on the ninth hole in the third round. He played through the pain, but realized at weeks’ end (he finished T52) that he needed to take some time off. ... read more
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces list of eligible PGA TOUR players – Finals events to play pivotal role in determining 2014-2015 PGA TOUR membershipColumbus, Ohio – Officials of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship released today the contingent of PGA TOUR players currently eligible to compete in the Web.com Tour Finals when the drama returns to The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, this September 8 – 14 as the third of four Finals events on the Web.com Tour. The 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Regular Season came to a close on Sunday, August 17th at the Wyndham Championship, completing one half of the Web.com Tour Finals equation. Players from the PGA TOUR finishing Nos. 126 – 200 on the regular season FedExCup points list (less those with exemptions) are eligible to compete in the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. That list includes PGA TOUR veterans Jonathan Byrd, Chad Campbell, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman, Sean O’Hair and Tim Petrovic.... read more
  • Reclaiming his life: Jarrod Lyle returns to action at this week's Web.com Tour event, more than two years after his second battle with cancer.Jarrod Lyle stretched out in a recliner in his hometown of Shepparton, Australia, in March of 2012. The only things missing were the pizza and beer. And his good health. Instead of sitting comfortably in his living room, Lyle was in the delivery room at the local hospital with his wife, Briony, waiting for the birth of their first child while still processing the news from earlier in the week that his acute myeloid leukemia had returned.... read more
  • Q&A: Bill Calfee on changes to Finals format, Dye's Valley, season startFebruary 12, 2014 By John Schwarb, Web.com Tour Insider Bill Calfee, Web.com Tour president, spoke by phone last week with Web.com Tour Insider John Schwarb about the upcoming season, the second year of the Web.com Tour Finals and keeping tabs on recent graduates. Q: Is this schedule -- with seven countries and 25 events, plus the same four Finals events returning – as good as any you’ve had on this Tour? A: It’s pretty diverse. We’re excited to get back into Canada, that’s going to be a good event. A new event in Cleveland at a Tillinghast course (Lakewood CC) and another new one in Portland, that’s going to be a great way to finish the regular season, at Pumpkin Ridge. We think we’re in a good place. ... read more
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship announces record-setting charitable donationColumbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that the seventh annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 9-15, 2013 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $874,169 for charitable organizations, including $750,000 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest single-season charitable donation raised by the tournament for the hospital in the seven-year history of the new Web.com Tour event. Over the past seven years the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of $3,475,000 in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.... read more
  • "Fill The Cart With Fun" & Pub ThirteenThe Web.com Tour Wives is partnering with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship to “Fill the Cart with Fun!” The Web.com Tour Wives is inviting tournament attendees to team up to help fill golf carts with games, toys and crafts that will benefit the patients of the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted during tournament week, September 12 - 15. Needed items include: board games, card games, puzzles, Lego sets, Matchbox cars, musical toys, small action figures, Baby Einstein toys, arts & craft kits, activity and word search books.... read more
  • Columbus: America's Golf CapitalAt least for this year, you could make a case that Columbus is the Golf Capital of the U.S. Over the course of this year, Central Ohio will have hosted three important golf events. The first was the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club back in June. Next up is the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship this weekend at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. Finally, 24 of the world’s top golfers will descend on Muirfield Village for the President’s Cup in early October. That event pits a team of American pros against an international squad with players from every continent except Europe.... read more
  • Volunteer Registration OpenVolunteer registration is now open. Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a Web.com Tour event. A description of each area is available at www.ncc-golf.com.... read more
  • 2011 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational champion Harris English wins 1st PGA TOUR titleThe support of a handful of old high school buddies, the calming influence of a veteran caddie and timely putting were exactly what Harris English needed to pull out his first PGA Tour victory. English won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday, birdieing two of the final three holes to hold off Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings by two strokes.... read more
  • Major Championship and PGA TOUR Winners Top List of CommitmentsColumbus, Ohio – The inaugural Web.com Tour Finals are set to begin this week in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Finals bring together the top 75 money earners on the Web.com Tour money list, players who finished 126- 200 on the PGA TOUR FedExCup points list and non-members who have earned enough FedExCup points based on their performance on the PGA TOUR to place them 126-200 on that list. The third leg of the new four-event Finals format will be held September 9 – 15 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio.... read more
  • Nationwide Children’s Championship Reveals New Name and Tournament LogoColumbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today a new name and logo for the Nationwide Children’s Championship. Both new assets were developed to connect the tournament more directly with its primary beneficiary, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This creates more opportunities to raise national awareness for this non-profit pediatric hospital and research center located in Columbus, OH.... read more
  • 2012 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces record-setting charitable donationTournament officials announced today that the sixth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held July 23 - 29, 2012 at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $722,793 for charitable organizations, including $625,000 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest single-season charitable donation raised by the Tournament for the hospital in the six-year history of the popular and unique Web.com Tour event. Over the past six years the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of $2,725,000 in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.... read more
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  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship earns Web.com Tour’s Outstanding Achievement AwardPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, conducted annually at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course, was awarded with the Web.com Tour’s “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Wednesday, December 7 in Las Vegas.... read more