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The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. It is sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours and the prize money is official money on both the PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. The event was established in 1999, and was a sucessor to the "World Series of Golf", which was also sponsored by NEC. The International Federation of PGA Tours is the trade body for the six leading regional mens professional golf tours. ... The PGA TOUR (correctly rendered in all caps) is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA which operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour, headquartered in Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom, that is the primary golf tour in Europe. ... The initials NEC may stand for: NEC Corporation (Nippon Electric Co. ...

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The WGC-NEC Invitational

The current event has field of about seventy-five players, which is roughly half that for a standard professional golf event. Basically, invitations are issued to the top few dozen golfers in the world. The specific eligibility criteria are as follows.

  • Playing members of the last named United States and International Presidents Cup teams.
  • Playing members of the last named United States and European Ryder Cup teams.
  • If not otherwise eligible, players ranked among the top 50, including any players tied for 50th place, on the Official World Golf Rankings as of Monday of tournament week.
  • If not otherwise eligible, tournament winners of worldwide events since the prior year's NEC Invitational with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 100 points or more.
  • If not otherwise eligible, the winner of one selected tournament from each of the following tours: Australasian Tour, Southern Africa Tour, Asian PGA and Japan Golf Tour.

All of the events up to 2004 were held in the United States, all of them except the 2002 edition at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... Birds eye view of downtown Akron Akron is located in Summit County, Ohio. ...


The World Series of Golf

Up until 1998, there was a tournament called the World Series of Golf, which was also played at Firestone Country Club for many years, and sponsored by NEC. It was founded as a four man invitational event in 1962, but later became a PGA Tour event, and eventually one of the leading events on the Tour. For many years a victory in the World Series of Golf gave a golfer a ten year exemption on the Tour, which was the same as was granted for a victory in a major championship at that time, and twice as long as is given even for winning a major now. The field consisted of the winners of all the high status men's professional golf tournaments around the World in the previous twelve months. This was quite different from the criteria for the WGC-NEC Invitational listed above, but produced much the same sort of global field. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


WGC-NEC Invitational winners

Stewart Cink (b May 21, 1973 Huntsville, Alabama) is an American golfer who has featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings at times. ... Darren Clarke (born 14 August 1968) is a Northern Irish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and the PGA European Tour. ... Northern Ireland is an administrative region and one of four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick (Tiger) Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), son of Earl and Kultida Woods, is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick (Tiger) Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), son of Earl and Kultida Woods, is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick (Tiger) Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), son of Earl and Kultida Woods, is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ...

World Series of Golf winners

David Duval (born November 9, 1971) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional golfer on the US PGA TOUR. Duvals pro career began in 1993, but really took off between 1997 and 2001, a period in which he won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Philip (Phil) Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer who won The Masters in 2004. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Sir David Paradine Frost (born April 17, 1939) is a British television presenter. ... Mike Reid (born 1939) is a fast-talking, gravel-voiced British cockney comedian and character actor. ... Curtis Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... There are at least four notable people called Tom Watson Tom Watson, the golfer Tom Watson, manager of Liverpool F.C. from 1896 to 1915 Tom Watson, the British politician Thomas E. Watson, the American Populist leader This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Lanny Wadkins (born December 5, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American golfer. ... The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s. ...

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Official site (http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com/news/archive/r476)


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World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (9192 words)
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sport's postseason each October.
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy, as well as World Series rings.
These series were arranged by the individual teams, not by the leagues directly, the same as the 1880s World's Series matches had been.
Craig Stadler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (301 words)
Stadler displayed early skill at golf, and won the 1973 U.S. Amateur, and attended the University of Southern California where he became a two-time All-American.
He won the Byron Nelson Golf Classic in 1984, and the 1991 Tour Championship.
He won the World Series of Golf again in 1992, and the Buick Invitational of California in 1994.
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