News release from the Western Golf Association:
Indiana’s own Patrick Rodgers to compete at Hotel Fitness Championship
(August 21, 2014) – The Western Golf Association, host of the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship (Aug. 25-31) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, announced today that Avon native Patrick Rodgers has committed to compete in the tournament. Rodgers finished the regular PGA TOUR season with 85 non-member FedExCup points, giving him the opportunity to earn his PGA TOUR card for 2014-15 via the Web.com Tour Finals.
As a professional, Rodgers has competed in seven PGA TOUR events this season, making five cuts and earning $75,104. The tournaments he has played include the Travelers Championship, Quicken Loans National, Greenbrier Classic, John Deere Classic, RBC Canadian Open, Barracuda Championship and Wyndham Championship.
Prior to becoming a professional golfer in 2014, Rodgers competed at the collegiate level for three years as a member of Stanford University’s men’s golf team. He currently holds the all-time best Stanford career scoring average of 70.31, as well as the lowest-ever season scoring average of 69.41. His 11 victories left him tied with Tiger Woods for the most all-time career wins at Stanford. Rodgers has also received prestigious golf awards including the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year, Ben Hogan Award and Haskins Award, to name a few.
Rogers has also won the WGA’s 2010 Western Junior and was a medalist in its 2013 Western Amateur.
“It’s thrilling to bring current and future stars of golf through Fort Wayne for everyone to enjoy, and even more exciting when those players have Indiana ties,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director, on behalf of the WGA. “Patrick’s career to date is nothing short of incredible, and we look forward to hosting him as he attempts to earn his PGA TOUR card through the Web.com Tour.”
The Hotel Fitness Championship is the first of four Web.com Tour Finals events that will determine the second set of 25 players who will earn their cards for the upcoming 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. Rodgers is entered in all four Finals events. The first set of 25 cards will be determined at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour’s Regular Season in Portland on Sunday.
Players eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finished 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of last week’s Wyndham Championship (less those with exemptions); and non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the regular season.
To learn more about hospitality, volunteer and ticket options available, visit https://www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com. To learn more about the WGA, visit www.wgaesf.org. To learn more about Patrick Rodgers, visit https://www.pgatour.com/content/pgatour/players/player.36699.patrick-rodgers.html.
About Western Golf Association
Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has nearly 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation’s golf community. In professional golf, the WGA also conducts the BMW Championship, the second-oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information on the WGA and ESF, call (847) 724-4600 or visit: www.wgaesf.org.
About the Web.com Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In an historic 2013 season, the Web.com Tour became the path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour enters its 25th year of competition in 2014. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 367 PGA TOUR titles, including 18 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 3,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.8 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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About Lutheran Health Network
Lutheran Health Network is a taxpaying, integrated healthcare delivery system and one of the largest employers in the region. LHN encompasses eight separately licensed hospitals and nearly 1,000 licensed beds. The foundation of LHN is an experienced team consisting of 7,000 associates working together to deliver life-changing care. Lutheran Health Network continues to provide patients with extensive access to specialized services through its hospitals, patient care centers and physician practices. The strength of LHN allows it to recruit highly skilled physicians, innovate with the newest technology and participate in clinical research. These attributes enable LHN to sustain and grow its spectrum of services, and most importantly, deliver the highest levels of choice, support, care and patient experience that have long been its hallmark. For more information, visit www.lutheranhealth.net.