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PGA TOUR, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Extend Deal

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 21:53 Thursday, 24 September 2015 21:45

The Ohio State University Golf ClubCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Jeff Adams/PGATOUR.COM) – Tournament Officials announced a three-year extension of the agreement between the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the PGA TOUR that insures the tournament will continue as a Tour Finals event through 2018. Additionally, a three-year agreement with The Ohio State University Golf Club was announced, confirming the Scarlet Course will continue to host the tournament. An option for an additional three years is included within both agreements.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 22:45 Tuesday, 22 September 2015 22:31

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Site: Atlanta.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: East Lake Golf Club (7,307 yards, par 70).

Purse: $8.25 million. Winner's share: $1,485,000.



Chez Reavie Wins Tour Finals Event

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2015 04:56 Monday, 21 September 2015 04:52

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DAVIDSON, North Carolina (AP) — Chez Reavie won the Tour Finals’ Small Business Connection Championship by a stroke to regain his PGA Tour card.

Reavie, the 2008 Canadian Open winner, made a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 6-under 66 and 15-under 273 total at River Run. The 33-year-old former Arizona State player earned $180,000 to push his series total to $203,000 and lock up a PGA Tour card. He tied for 10th last week in Indiana in the finals opener after finishing 166th in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings.

“It feels good to win again,” said Reavie, five strokes behind leaders Eric Axley and Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo entering the round. “I had played well during the summer, so I felt good about my future but you never know. You come into these tournaments and it’s all on the line. You have to play great to get through and fortunately I was able to do it today. It’s fantastic.”



Brett Stegmaier Maintains Lead at Tour Finals Event

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:19 Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:15

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DAVIDSON, North Carolina (AP) — Brett Stegmaier shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Tour Finals’ Small Business Connection Championship.

The 32-year-old former University of Florida player had a 13-under 131 total at River Run. He had his second straight bogey-free round after opening with a 63 to take a two-stroke lead.

“I think I actually hit the ball better [than the first round],” Stegmaier said. “I was hitting it so solid that I was going long on quite a few holes and I had lots of 20- and 30-footers for birdie.



Sweden’s Norlander Wins Tour Finals Opener; Canada’s Brad Fritsch Finished T15th

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 00:45 Sunday, 13 September 2015 19:38

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FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — Sweden’s Henrik Norlander won the Tour Finals-opening Hotel Fitness Championship to wrap up a PGA Tour card.

Norlander shot a course-record 10-under 62 at Sycamore Hills to beat Michael Thompson and third-round leader D.H. Lee by three strokes.

Six strokes behind Lee at the start of the round, Norlander earned $180,000 after finishing 47th on the Tour’s regular-season money list. The 28-year-old former Augusta State player had only nine putts in a front-nine 30 and 21 for the round.

"I got off to a great start," Norlander said. "I made a bunch of putts on the front nine and was six-under and kept it going on the back nine and hit some really good shots on some tough holes."

Thompson closed with a 65, and Lee had a 71.



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