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An Official PGA TOUR Event

Nationwide Challenge

Nationwide Challenge Nine-Hole Exhibition for Charity

Broadcast Information

Wednesday, July 15
Live Coverage | 2-4 p.m. | PGA TOUR LIVE, GOLFTV, Golf Channel

Overview

This new charity-focused event will take place as a nine-hole team match-play exhibition, featuring Jon Rahm and Tony Finau against Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell. Team Rahm/Finau will be playing for the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Team Poulter/McDowell for the Hospital’s On Our Sleeves® national behavioral health movement.

Text-to-Give

Text “HELPKIDS” to 41-411. Fans at home will be able to contribute toward Nationwide Challenge’s fundraising efforts for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, thanks to PGA TOUR Charities’ online and Text-To-Give donation platforms powered by GoFundMe Charity.

Format

This practice round will be a nine-hole skins match with three special skills challenges: closest to the pin from tee (No. 14 and 16) and straightest drive (No. 17). Each skills challenge is worth $50,000.

The Play Yellow Hole-In-One Challenge will give the competitors a chance to raise an additional $1 million for Nationwide Children’s through Jack and Barbara Nicklaus’s Play Yellow campaign and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Skins format
Hole Skins Value Charity
No. 10-11 $5,000 per hole $10,000
No. 12-13 $10,000 per hole $20,000
No. 14-15 $20,000 per hole $40,000
No. 16-17 $25,000 per hole $50,000
No. 18 $30,000 per hole $30,000

Benefiting Organizations

The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Represented by Jon Rahm and Tony Finau

Advancing newborn critical care, The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a family-centered environment that provides the highest quality of medical care for premature and sick infants. As part of the largest neonatal network in the country, the Memorial Tournament NICU is comprised of rigorously trained neonatologists, advanced practice nurses and therapists who utilize an interdisciplinary care approach to diagnose and treat patients suffering from complications of prematurity, complex birth defects, respiratory distress and metabolic diseases. This combined expertise makes the Memorial Tournament NICU at Nationwide Children’s one of the finest in the nation.

On Our Sleeves®

Represented by Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell

One in five children in America is living with a mental illness. On Our Sleeves® is a national movement to provide every community in America with free resources necessary for breaking child mental health stigmas and educating families and advocates. Together we will save children’s lives. All materials are developed by the Behavioral Health professionals at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, home to the nation’s largest mental health treatment and research program. Join the movement at OnOurSleeves.org.

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