Nationwide goes country: Tour Champ. to TX


CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Nationwide Tour Championship will be played at the TPC Craig Ranch course in Texas next fall.

The course in McKinney, Texas, hosted the 2008 tournament. Tour officials said a formal announcement would come Monday.

The Tour had said last month it would not return to the Daniel Island club after three seasons hosting its year-ending tournament because the area is also holding the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. The tour and Daniel Island are discussing a return to the Ralston Creek Course here in 2013.

Matt Bentencourt beat Jeff Klauk by a stroke to the win three years ago at the Nationwide Tour Championship when it was last played at the TPC Craig Ranch.