The fourth annual Nashville Golf Open Befitting the Snedeker Foundation returns this weekend to the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club in Brentwood.

The NGO is a Web.com Tour event featuring some of Tennessee’s and the tour’s best and brightest golfers vying for a $99,000 purse.

On Thursday, May 2, the first group tees off at 6:30 a.m. The open will last until Friday, May 5, when a winner is decided on the 18th green.

NGO quick facts:

The Nashville Golf Open Benefiting the Snedeker Foundation (NGO) is the 10th Web.com Tour event on the 2019 schedule. It’s the fourth year of a five-year contract between the PGA TOUR and the Brentwood-based Tour Visions Promotions for the Nashville Golf Open.

The Web.com Tour and Tour Vision Promotions announced on May 3, 2017 that the Snedeker Foundation, founded by PGA TOUR star and Nashville native Brandt Snedeker, will be the official charitable beneficiary of the Nashville Golf Open.

The NGO announced the “Proud Partners” program recently in which four Middle Tennessee companies signed a four-year agreement to sponsor the NGO thru the 2022 event. The “Proud Partners” are Enterprise Solutions, Thompson Machinery, LP Building Products and Team Construction. This group further solidifies the future of Middle Tennessee’s only major professional golf tournament.

Total purse: $550,000, with the winner earning $99,000

Format and field:

Last year’s NGO champion Cameron Davis is now competing on the PGA TOUR thanks to his accomplishments on the 2018 Web.com Tour. Davis will not seek to defend his title.

In last year’s NGO, Davis carded a one-stroke victory over three others, including 2017 champ Lanto Griffin.

Griffin won the second annual Nashville Golf Open in a playoff with Abraham Ancer by sinking an 18-foot uphill birdie putt on the first playoff hole, the 189-yard 10th, after both players finished regulation at 16-under par. Griffin earned $99,000 with the win and is expected to compete this weekend.

James Driscoll, inaugural winner of the 2016 NGO, is also scheduled to compete in this year’s event.

The opening field of 156 players will be cut to the top 65 and ties following completion of the second round.

Ten 2019 NGO competitors own 25 PGA TOUR victories, including Stuart Appleby, Carl Pettersson, Jason Bohn, Matt Every, Frank Lickliter II, Eric Axely, Derek Ernst, Parker McLachlin, John Merrick and Dicky Pride.

NGO schedule:

Thursday, May 2

  • 6:30 a.m.: Opening round – first tee time

Friday, May 3

  • 6:30 a.m.: Second round – first tee time, then field cut to top 65 and ties

Saturday, May 4

  • Time TBD: Third round

Sunday, May 5

  • Time TBD: Final round
  • Winner’s ceremony on 18 green following play

Ticket information:

Tickets are available through www.ngogolf.com. Prices start at $10 for a daily pass for one day’s admission and $35 for a weekly pass that provides access throughout the tournament week. Customers can also opt for reasonably priced hospitality suite access that includes food and beverage.

Proceeds from online ticket sales benefit The First Tee of Middle Tennessee, the Snedeker Foundation and Williamson County high schools. Consumers can select the charity of their choice upon purchase.

The 2018 NGO generated approximately $130,000 for local charities.

 

Read the Williamson Herald Article here.