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The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the 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") or who have done so but then failed to win enough money to stay at that level. Nationwide Tour logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


Over the years, it has been known variously as the "satellite tour", "Hogan Tour" (in honor of late golfing great Ben Hogan), "Nike Tour", and "Buy.com Tour" (the last two being examples of the sale of naming rights). The current name is a result of the purchase of naming rights by the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company of Columbus, Ohio. Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997) was a professional golf player. ... The Nike swoosh logo Nike, Inc. ... Naming rights as contemplated in this article are the right to name a piece of property, either a tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for valuable consideration such as money. ... Diversity Nationwide received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign starting in 2004, the third year of the report. ... Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ...


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