|Final Field Announced (original release date 7/27/09)|
Columbus, Ohio - July 27, 2009 -
Final field announced for Nationwide
At 6:30pm Tournament Officials announced the final playing field for the 2009 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. 144 players with six alternates are listed below.
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2009 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Schedule of Events
Monday, July 27 Safelite AutoGlass Celebrity Pro-Am 1:00pm Shotgun
Practice Rounds All Day
Tuesday, July 28 Practice Rounds All Day
Practice Rounds All Day
First Shot to Fight Cancer 6:50am
Military Appreciation Day - Free Admission for all active and retired service
Ohio State University Day - Free Admission for all Ohio State University faculty, staff and students with a valid BUCK-I-D.
Junior Golf Clinic, OSU Golf Club 5:00pm
Upper Arlington Civic Association Day
Jeni's Ice Creams Day (free ice cream) 12:00pm-5:00pm
Nationwide Children's Hospital Day
Free Pancake Breakfast presented by Chris Cakes 9:00am-12:00pm
Nationwide Day - Free Admission for all associates and agents (includes immediate family members) with a valid Nationwide ID or
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ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL INVITATIONAL
The Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is the only tournament on the Nationwide Tour to operate as an "invitational", providing a unique platform in which the best players on the Nationwide Tour will be joined by a select number of the country's top collegian/amateur golfers in a limited field of 144 players. Featuring a purse of $775,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Nationwide Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world 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 www.nchigolf.com.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. As the "official proving ground" of the PGA TOUR, two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni. As of July 20th, Tour alumni have won 252 PGA TOUR titles, including 13 majors and three PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards and total prize money of $18.5 million will be at stake over the course of 29 events in 2009. Recognizing the Tour's growing stature, Nationwide Insurance has renewed its umbrella sponsorship of the Nationwide Tour through 2012. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.3 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM.
ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams - 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational - and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State.