Nationwide Tour Already Shining With 2009 Start 2009: 20th Season

Nationwide Tour already shining with 2009 start

20TH SEASON KICKS OFF IN STYLE of Memphis, Tenn., defeated Garrett Willis of Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday on the second hole of a sudden-death
playoff to capture the opening event of the Nationwide Tour’s 20th season, the Panama Digicel Championship in Panama City, Panama. It was the second time in the six-year history of the event that Veazey has claimed the title. He also won it in 2005. It was the fourth time a Nationwide Tour season has opened with a playoff, the last one coming in 1999. TWO OUT OF THREE ARE FORMER NATIONWIDE TOUR PLAYERS Based on the players whose bios are featured in the 2009 PGA TOUR Media Guide, 67.5 per cent — or two out of three — of this year’s PGA TOUR members are former Nationwide Tour players — 191 of 283. Not included in the calculation are World Golf Hall of Fame members and broadcasters who appear in the Guide. NATIONWIDE TOUR ON DISPLAY AT TORREY PINES The top-six finishers and 14 of the top 16 at the Buick Invitational were Nationwide Tour alumni. THIS WEEK IN NATIONWIDE TOUR HISTORY Feb. 16, 1992: opens the Nationwide Tour’s third season with a one-stroke victory over Taylor Smith at the Yuma Open in Arizona. Get the best deals on the best equipment all at the SHOP.PGATOUR.COM.

Event Location:
Event Date and Time:
Starts at: