Tour Rolls into the Heartland


The Nationwide Tour rolls into Springfield, Miss., to play the Price Cutter Charity Classic, one of the four original events on the tour dating back to the inaugural season in 1990.
Highland Springs Country Club has played host to all 13 events and has seen it's share of players use the event to launch their careers onto the PGA Tour.
Two of the biggest names to win here are 1996 champion Stewart Cink and 1997 winner Chris DiMarco. Both players will be contenders in this week's PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in New York.
With the season heading down the backstretch, the $94,500 first place check could go a long way for securing one of the PGA Tour cards given to the top-20 finishers on the Nationwide Tour's season-ending money list.
For two players, though, the money is not the motivating factor, as both Guy Boros and Joe Ogilvie will be gunning for their third victory of the season and with it the PGA Tour's Battlefield Promotion. A win for either of them and it's straight to the PGA Tour.
Other notables that did not win but finished runner-up here in this event include Australian Stuart Appleby, Bob May, who you recall lost a memorable duel with Tiger Woods in the 2000 PGA Championship, and Mike Heinen, the leader in putting average on the PGA Tour in 2002.
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