News release from the Hotel Fitness Championship:
Weather forces gate closure for Hotel Fitness Championship on Tuesday, Aug. 26th
(August 24, 2014) – Due to recent heavy rainfall in Northeast Indiana, gates will be closed to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 26 for the Hotel Fitness Championship, Western Golf Association tournament officials have announced. The Mad Anthonys Pro-Am at the Hotel Fitness Championship will continue as scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
“The course will be closed during Tuesday’s professional practice rounds, but the rest of the week’s events will resume as previously scheduled,” noted Duke Butler IV, tournament director, on behalf of the WGA. “If there are any further changes to the tournament program, we will announce them and post messages to our website as soon as the decisions are made.”
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. 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.
Patrons also can check the Hotel Fitness Championship website for updates on weather-related changes: www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com.
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.
About the PGA Tour
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 388 PGA TOUR titles, including 19 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. 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 Hotel FitnessÂ®
Hotel Fitness (www.HotelFitness.com) is a global leader in designing and supplying quality commercial products to the hotel, resort and multi-family marketplace. Hotel Fitness, a Brigadoon Fitness Company, provides state-of-the-art fitness equipment, sports flooring, accessories and knowledgeable facility design & planning services. Partnering with leading global manufacturers, their design and product sales team works with many of the largest and most recognized hoteliers and global developers. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Hotel Fitness has assisted 30,000 commercial developers and hoteliers over 20 years with the design, development and fulfillment of high performing on-site fitness facilities. The World’s Leader in Hotel & Resort FitnessÂ®.