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Golf's Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that level's Qualifying School (the main tour's qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as "Q-School") to earn their PGA Tour card, or who have done so but then failed to win enough money to stay at that level. Those who are on the top 25 of the money list at year's end are given PGA Tour memberships for the next season. Nationwide Tour logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... // Professional golf is one of the more lucrative sports in the world for both men and women, but it is has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... In professonal golf the term Qualifying school is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the U.S. based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. ... In professonal golf the term Qualifying school is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the U.S. based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. ...


The earlier "satellite tour" was formalized by the PGA Tour in 1990 and was initially called the Ben Hogan Tour in honor of golf great Ben Hogan. In 1990 there were thirty events, and the typical event purse was $100,000. The name was later changed to the Nike Tour in 1993, and the Buy.com Tour in 2000 in naming rights deals. The current name is a result of the purchase of naming rights by Nationwide Insurance in 2003. Currently (in 2006) there are 31 events, one each in Australia, New Zealand and Panama, and the remainder in the United States. The events in Australia and New Zealand are co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia. Purses at the other events range from $450,000 to $750,000, which is about one tenth of the level on the PGA Tour. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Personal Information Birth August 13, 1912 Stephenville, Texas Death July 25, 1997 Fort Worth, Texas Height 5 ft 7 in (1. ... Nike, Inc. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Buy. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company & Affiliated Companies is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies based in Columbus, Ohio. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ...


All Nationwide Tour Tournaments operate similar to typical PGA Tour tournaments in that they are all 72-hole stroke play events with a cut made after 36 holes. The cut on the Nationwide Tour is for the top 60 players and ties, unlike 70 for the PGA Tour. The fields are usually 144 or 156 players, based on time zones. For the aforementioned international events, the joint tour will split players spots with the nationwide tour for proper sanctioning. As with the PGA Tour, the winner of the tournament will get a prize of 18% of the total purse.


Since this tour is a developmental tour, players are usually vying to play well enough to gain status on the PGA Tour. The main ways of having status for the Nationwide Tour are to finish in a group of the top 50 golfers at qualifying school after the top 30 and ties, those who finished between 21st and 60th on the previous year's money list, and those who were formally fully exempt on the PGA Tour in the recent past. Around 14 open qualifying spots are given during the Monday of tournament week, and those who finished in the top 25 of a Nationwide event are automatically exempt into the next tournament. Past PGA Tour winners aged 48 and 49 can play on the Nationwide tour on an increased basis to prepare themselves for the Champions Tour.


Since 1997, a player who wins three tournaments in one year on the Nationwide Tour receives an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour for the remainder of the year. This "performance promotion" (informally sometimes referred to as a "battlefield promotion") has occurred seven times[1]:

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2007 schedule

The table below shows the Nationwide Tour's 2007 schedule. The numbers in parentheses after winners' names show the player's total number of wins on the Nationwide Tour including that event. No one accumulates many wins on the Nationwide Tour because success at this level soon leads to promotion to the PGA Tour.

Week Tournament State/Country Winner
Jan 25-28 Movistar Panama Championship Panama Miguel Carballo (1)
Feb 15-18 Jacob's Creek Open Championship Australia Scott Sterling (1)
Feb 22-25 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship New Zealand Nicholas Thompson (1)
Mar 22-25 Chitimacha Louisiana Open Louisiana Skip Kendall (3)
Mar 29 - Apr 1 Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship California Omar Uresti (2)
Apr 12-15 South Georgia Classic Georgia John Kimbell (1)
Apr 19-22 Athens Regional Foundation Classic Georgia Martin Laird (1)
Apr 26-29 Henrico County Open Virginia Nick Flanagan (1)
May 3-6 Fort Smith Classic Arkansas Jay Williamson (1)
May 17-20 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs South Carolina Nick Flanagan (2)
May 24-27 Melwood Prince George's County Open Maryland
May 31 - Jun 3 LaSalle Bank Open Illinois
June 7-10 Rex Hospital Open North Carolina
June 14-17 Showdown at Somerby Minnesota
June 21-24 Knoxville Open Tennessee
June 28 - July 1 Peek'n Peak Classic New York
July 5-8 Legend Financial Group Classic Ohio
July 12-15 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Ohio
July 19-22 Price Cutter Charity Championship Missouri
Jul 26-29 Cox Classic Nebraska
Aug 2-5 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open Kansas
Aug 9-12 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic Pennsylvania
Aug 16-19 Xerox Classic New York
Aug 23-26 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic West Virginia
Sep 6-9 Utah EnergySolutions Championship Utah
Sep 13-16 Oregon Classic Oregon
Sep 20-23 Albertsons Boise Open Idaho
Oct 4-7 Mark Christopher Charity Classic California
Oct 11-14 WNB Golf Classic Texas
Oct 18-21 Chattanooga Classic Tennessee
Oct 25-28 Miccosukee Championship Florida
Nov 9-12 Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek California

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Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nick Flanagan (born June 13, 1984 in Belmont, New South Wales) is an Australian golfer. ... The Fort Smith Classic presented by Stephens, Inc. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_USA.svg‎ REDIRECT File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elvis Presley Stevie Nicks Jodie Foster Janet Jackson Meryl Streep Jessica Lange Faye Dunaway Madonna (entertainer) Trent Reznor Diana Ross User:Mtiedemann... The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nick Flanagan (born June 13, 1984 in Belmont, New South Wales) is an Australian golfer. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The LaSalle Bank Open is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Rex Hospital Open is a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The Showdown at Somerby is a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The Knoxville Open Presented by Food City is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The Peekn Peak Classic is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... NY redirects here. ... The Legend Financial Group Classic is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Price Cutter Charity Championship is a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area Greater St. ... The Cox Classic Presented By Chevrolet is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... The Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Northeast Pennsylvania Classic is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Xerox Classic is a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... NY redirects here. ... The National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic is a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... The Utah Energy Solutions Championship is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... The Oregon Classic Presented by Kendall Automotive Group is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... The Albertsons Boise Open Presented by First Health is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Mark Christopher Charity Classic is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The WNB Golf Classic is a regular golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Chattanooga Classic is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour; it was formerly an official PGA Tour event. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The Miccosukee Championship is a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The Nationwide Tour Championship is the year-end golf tournament of the Nationwide Tour. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

Money list winners

Nationwide Tour

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See also

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External links


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Nationwide Tour Events
Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek | Albertsons Boise Open | Athens Regional Foundation Classic | BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs | Chattanooga Classic | Chitimacha Louisiana Open | Cox Classic | Fort Smith Classic | Henrico County Open | ING New Zealand PGA Championship | Jacob's Creek Open Championship | Knoxville Open | LaSalle Bank Open | Legend Financial Group Classic | Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship | Mark Christopher Charity Classic | Miccosukee Championship | Movistar Panama Championship | National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic | Northeast Pennsylvania Classic | Oregon Classic | PalmettoPride Classic | Peek'n Peak Classic | Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open | Price Cutter Charity Championship | Rex Hospital Open | Showdown at Somerby | South Georgia Classic | Utah EnergySolutions Championship | Virginia Beach Open | WNB Golf Classic | Xerox Classic

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