New Event Set For West Virginia

By Golf Channel NewsroomJuly 12, 2004, 4:00 pm
Nationwide TourFor the second week in a row the Nationwide Tour will roll out a brand new event, this week being the inaugural Pete Dye West Virginia Classic at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Harrison County.
 
It follows last week's Scholarship America Showdown in Wisconsin won by Kevin Stadler and marks the third new tournament the tour has added this season. It brings the total number of events to 31 and this week also marks the beginning of the second half of the 2004 campaign.
 
The halfway point also provides the perfect time to look at some of the tour's more noteworthy statistics including the year-to-date money list.
 
After fifteen events, Brendan Jones leads the tour with $290,558 followed by two-time winner Jimmy Walker with $253,804 and Ryuji Imada is in third with $237,327.
 
But the real race is for the 20th position on the money list, as the top 20 at the end of the year will move on to the PGA Tour for the 2005 season. Kyle Thompson, fresh off his runner-up finish in Wisconsin, jumped over Michael Long and into the 20th spot. Long, however, only trails Thompson by $4,827 with 15 events yet to play.
 
Money leader Jones also leads the tour in scoring average at 69.36 followed closely by Franklin Langham and Justin Bolli whose averages are 69.73 and 69.86 respectively.
 
Bolli also is ranked first in the tour's all-around category.
 
Luckily for many Nationwide Tour players, the young Stadler - who has won two of the last three events on the schedule - will not be in the field this week or the next as he has accepted a sponsors invitation for this week's B.C. Open to play alongside his father Craig. He will play in the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee as a result of winning the Scholarship America Showdown.
 
The Golf Channel will be on hand in West Virginia to broadcast all four rounds live. The first two days will begin at 1:30p.m. (ET), while Saturday and Sunday's action will be shown starting at 5:00 p.m.
 
Dye, the tournament's host and namesake, has built hundreds of courses throughout the world and is generally considered to be one of the best in his field. This course is no exception as it plays to 7,166 yards and is built on a former strip mine and features a 140-foot underground coal mine from the sixth hole to the seventh tee box.
 
The tournament boasts a purse of $600,000 with $108,000 going to the winner.
 
Related links:
  • Nationwide Tour Stats

  • TGC Airtimes

  • Full Coverage - Pete Dye West Virginia Classic
  • Getty Images

    Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

    Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

    Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

    Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

    Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

    Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

    By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

    Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

    Getty Images

    Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

    Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

    The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

    Getty Images

    Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

    By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

    Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

    The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.