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Nationwide Children’s Championship announces tees times for Rounds 1 & 2







Pros Fore Patients returns this week to Nationwide Children’s Championship





September 18, 2016

Pros Fore Patients program returns to Tuesday of tournament week


Fan engagement initiatives anchored by fan favorite, “Birdie Time is Miller Time” at Pub Thirteen Tour Wives elevate giving through “Fill the Cart with Fun” Campaign



Columbus, Ohio – The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Pros Fore Patients returns to tournament week on Tuesday, September 20 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This special program is designed to celebrate the tournament’s support of Nationwide Children’s and the more than $5.7 million that has been raised for pediatric cancer treatment and research since the tournament began in 2007. Pros Fore Patients will highlight children who are battling, or have battled, pediatric cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Pros Fore Patients campaign will feature a special event on Tuesday at The Ohio State University Golf Club that will provide young cancer patients and survivors from Nationwide Children’s an opportunity to meet and interact with Tour and PGA TOUR players from the tournament’s field of competitors in a number of special activities, including a putting challenge, hitting stations, giant Connect Four and Jenga, face painting and more. Participants and their families will also create care packages to be delivered to inpatients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during tournament week.


Fan favorite Pub Thirteen and “Birdie Time is Miller Time” will be featured at the 10th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. This tented venue provides premium views of the 13th hole and will be open all day during tournament rounds Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25. Fans will enjoy a sports bar atmosphere with drink specials for 13 minutes each time a player in the field makes a birdie on the par-3 13thhole. A shot clock will count down the minutes. Adding to the fan experience at Pub Thirteen will be a Roosters Food Truck offering signature wings and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24.


The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is offering several onsite fan activities for 2016 tournament patrons. At the Nationwide Golf Academyfans can receive free golf lessons and compete in a closest to the pin contest Thursday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. near the main tournament entrance gate. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Putting Challenge presented by Carrabba’s will be conducted Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the putting green located next to the main entrance gate. The cost will be $2.00 for one putt or $5.00 for three putts with one winner each day receiving a $100 Carrabba’s gift card and a dozen golf balls. All daily winners are invited to return on Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m. for a putt-off to determine the overall champion of the putting challenge. The grand prize will be a $300 Callaway Gift Card. The grand prize winner will have a chance to make a 50 foot putt in order to win a three-year lease of a Lexus NX 200T from Germain Lexus of Dublin. The tournament will also offer a free pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. next to the main entrance gate. Try your luck catching pancakes flipped from distances up to 30 feet.


In other news, tournament officials today announced that the Tour Wives are partnering with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship to “Fill the Cart with Fun!” The Tour Wives are 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 22 – 25. For a list of needed items visit


Additionally, representatives from the Tour Wives will be presenting Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a $1,500 donation on Wednesday, September 21 at 12:30 p.m. near the main admission tent at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.


The 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.


General admission and parking for the 2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is offered free of charge to the public. For details please The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Charity Ticket Program, now entering its ninth year, allows for participating charity organizations to receive donations based on the number of “charity tickets” redeemed at the tournament. For a list of participating charities and information about how to join the program please visit


For general Tournament information, including how to become a volunteer, please visit or call (614) 764-GOLF. Stay connected with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @NCHC_Golf and on Facebook at


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 four Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2016-2017 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 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


Ranked in all 10 specialties on U.S.News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s, also ranked among the Top 10 on Parents magazine’s 2013 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, has a medical staff of 1,100 and 9,400 employees that provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for one 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 Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at



Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Tour Finals. became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 447 PGA TOUR titles, including 22 majors and six PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2.3 billion in charitable giving through 2015. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.






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.




Past winners and results from Nationwide Children’s Championship

Andrew Loupe (courtesy PGA Tour)

Past Winners

2007 Daniel Summerhays 278 Chad Collins 280
Chris Nallen 280
2008 Bill Lunde 279 Dustin Bray 280
2009 Derek Lamely 273 Rickie Fowler 273
2010 D.J. Brigman 274 Jamie Lovemark 275
2011 Harris English 270 John Peterson 271
Kyle Reifers 271
2012 Ben Kohles 272 Luke Guthrie 272
2013 Seung-Yul Noh 272 Edward Loar 277
2014 Justin Thomas 278 Richard Sterne 278
2015 Andrew Loupe 279 Bronson Burgoon 281
Roberto Castro 281
Tom Hoge 281



Nationwide Children’s Championship Field has 130 players

Ohio State golf course 18th green scoreboard ( photo)


Pairings and Field

2016 Pairings

Pairings for the 2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be available beginning Tuesday, September 20.


2016 Field

The current field of competitors for Columbus is highlighted by a number of past winners on the PGA TOUR, Tour and internationally, collectively representing 59 TOUR victories, 92 Tour wins and 97 international titles. That list features: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Stuart Appleby, Jonathan Byrd, Bryson DeChambeau, Andrew “Beef” Johnston, Rod Pampling, Rory Sabbatini, Scott Stallings and Camilo Villegas.


The field includes the following players:


Adams, Blake
Aiken, Thomas
Albertson, Anders
Aldridge, Tyler
Alker, Steven
Ancer, Abraham
Anderson, Mark
Aphibarnrat, Kiradech (N-M)
Appleby, Stuart
Armour, Ryan
Atkins, Matt
Axley, Eric
Baker, Chris
Barnes, Erik
Blaum, Ryan
Bourdy, Gregory (N-M)
Bozzelli, Dominic
Brehm, Ryan
Byrd, Jonathan
Campbell, Brian
Cappelen, Sebastian
Carballo, Miguel Angel
Choi, Albin
Compton, Erik
Cook, Austin
Dahmen, Joel
de Jonge, Brendon
DeChambeau, Bryson
Diaz, Roberto
Drewitt, Brett
Driscoll, JamesEason, Greg
Ernst, Derek
Etulain, Julian
Fast, Matt
Fdez-Castano, Gonzalo
Fischer, Zack
Flores, Martin
Fritsch, Brad
Garnett, Brice
Gay, Brian
Gibson, Rhein
Gonzales, Andres
Gore, Jason
Gribble, Cody
Gunn, Jimmy
Guthrie, Luke
Hadley, Chesson
Hagy, Brandon
Harrington, Scott
Herron, Tim
Hoge, Tom
Homa, Max
Hughes, Mackenzie
Iwata, Hiroshi
Jaeger, Stephan
Johnston, Andrew (N-M)
Jones, Matt
Kim, K.T. (N-M)
Kim, Whee
Kraft, Kelly
Lamb, Rick
Landry, Andrew
Langley, Scott
Lindheim, Nicholas
Long, Adam
MacKenzie, Will
Madigan, Timothy
Maguire, Jack
Mallinger, John
McCarthy, Denny
McNeill, George
Merrick, John
Millard, Jason
Mitchell, Keith
Mullinax, Trey
Munoz, Sebastian
Murray, Grayson
Norlander, Henrik
Oppenheim, Rob
Ortiz, Carlos
Owen, Greg
Pampling, Rod
Pan, Cheng Tsung
Park, Jin
Patel, Bhavik
Percy, Cameron
Peterson, John (Med)
Piller, Martin
Pinckney, Scott
Points, D.A.
Poston, JT
Potter, Jr., Ted
Power, Seamus
Prugh, Alex
Putnam, Andrew
Putnam, Michael (Med)
Randolph, Jonathan
Ridings, Tag
Roach, WesRocha, Alexandre
Romero, Andres
Ryder, Sam
Sabbatini, Rory
Schauffele, Xander
Schenk, Adam
Schnell, Brady
Schniederjans, Ollie
Sloan, Roger
Smith, Cameron
Spaun, J.J.
Stallings, Scott
Stroud, Chris
Sucher, Zack
Svensson, Adam
Svoboda, Andrew
Teater, Josh
Thompson, Curtis
Thompson, Kyle
Thompson, Michael
Thompson, Nicholas (Med)
Trahan, D.J.
Tway, Kevin
van der Walt, Dawie
Villegas, Camilo
Werenski, Richy
Wheatcroft, Steve
Wilkinson, Tim
Wilson, Mark
Wyatt, Bobby (N-M)



  • 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 130 players as of 6:35 p.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 16th.




Nationwide Children’s Championship in Columbus this week; schedule of events; free admission

Ohio State golf course ( photo)


Schedule of Events

Schedule times and events subject to change

  • THURSDAY, September 22
    First Round Official Tournament Competition
    First Shot to Fight Cancer: 7:35am
    Competition: 7:45am – 7:00pm

    Daily Activities
    Birdie Time is Miller Time at Pub Thirteen: All Day, located on No. 13
    Putting Challenge presented by Carrabba’s: 11:00am – 4:00pm, located on Practice Green

  • FRIDAY, September 23
    Second Round Official Tournament Competition
    7:45am – 7:00pm

    Daily Activities
    Birdie Time is Miller Time at Pub Thirteen: All Day, located on No. 13
    Putting Challenge presented by Carrabba’s: 11:00am – 4:00pm, located on Practice Green

  • SATURDAY, September 24
    Third Round Official Tournament Competition
    9:40am – 4:30pm

    Daily Activities
    Birdie Time is Miller Time at Pub Thirteen: All Day, located on No. 13
    Putting Challenge presented by Carrabba’s: 11:00am – 4:00pm, located on Practice Green

  • SUNDAY, September 25
    Final Round Official Tournament Competition
    8:00am – 4:30pm
    Awards Ceremony Following Play of Final Round

    Daily Activities
    Birdie Time is Miller Time at Pub Thirteen: All Day, located on No. 13
    Free Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Putting Challenge presented by Carrabba’s: 11:00am – 4:00pm, located on Practice Green




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