Nationwide Tour announces 2011 schedule


Nationwide TourThe PGA Tour announced Wednesday the 2011 Nationwide Tour schedule, which features 26 events in 16 states, plus three stops in Latin America.

The tour’s 22nd season will open Feb. 24-27 in Panama with the Panama Claro Championship, then travel to Colombia for the Pacific Rubiales Bogotá Open the following week.

The domestic schedule begins in Louisiana with the Chitimacha Louisiana Open March 24-27.   

From July through the end of October, the Nationwide Tour will play 15 events in 16 weeks in the run-up to the end of the season. The final full-field event of 2011 will once again be the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open, played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The finale, the Nationwide Tour Championship, returns to the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C., wherethe top 25 leading money winners will be awarded their PGA Tour cards for 2012.