LOS ANGELES (February 10, 2015) – Northern Trust Open tournament officials are pleased to unveil the inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase, a first-of-its-kind event that will take place Monday, February 16, and kick off an exciting tournament week at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Top PGA TOUR pros will play alongside 14 standout collegiate golfers from across the country and two amateurs, representing their respective universities. The professional and the two amateurs (not the collegian) will team up in a best-ball competition and compete for the Collegiate Showcase Trophy and a donation of $50,000 to the university’s golf program. Each collegian will play their own ball with the low medalist earning a spot in the Northern Trust Open just three days later.
“We are excited to launch the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase and are thrilled with the caliber of players who are giving back to their schools by participating,” said Northern Trust Open Executive Director O.D. Vincent. “Our goal is to promote growth of the game by bringing more attention, and ultimately funds, to collegiate golf, and to offer another avenue for an up-and-coming collegiate player to experience the best the PGA TOUR has to offer.”
“We are extremely proud to add the Collegiate Showcase to Northern Trust Open week,” said Rick Waddell, Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust. “In addition to being a one-of-a-kind exemption supporting college golf, it also allows us to build on our 125-year-old culture of caring and giving back to the communities we serve.”
The following is the roster for the inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase. The Northern Trust Open is not open to the public on Monday, but media wishing to cover the event are encouraged to contact the PGA TOUR for credentials. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. off of No. 1 and No. 10 tees.
|Oklahoma State||Morgan Hoffmann||TBD|
|Wake Forest||Bill Haas||Will Zalatoris|
|Kentucky||J.B. Holmes||Tyler (Chip) McDaniel|
|Texas A&M||Ryan Palmer||Greg Yates|
|Arizona||Jim Furyk||George Cunningham|
|Clemson||Ben Martin||Cody Proveaux|
|UCLA||Kevin Chappell||Jonathan Garrick|
|University of the Pacific||James Field Jr.||Byron Meth|
|UC Riverside||Brendan Steele||David Gazzolo|
|Pepperdine||Michael Putnam||Kevin DeHuff|
|USC||Dave Stockton Jr.||Rico Hoey|
|Georgia||Harris English||Lee McCoy|
|Oregon||Casey Martin||Brandon McIver|
|Texas||Jordan Spieth||Kramer Hickok|
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About the Northern Trust Open
The Northern Trust Open is one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR. Debuting in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, the event had been staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at The Riviera Country Club in 1973. The Northern Trust Open boasts an impressive list of past champions that includes 25 World Golf Hall of Fame members such as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson. City of Hope was named the official charity of the Northern Trust Open beginning with the 2013 event. In 2014, the Northern Trust Open generated a record $2.1 million to benefit City of Hope and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. The total generated for Los Angeles charities since the event’s inception in 1926 is now more than $58 million.
Fans are reminded that each year, youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the Northern Trust Open when accompanied by a ticketed adult. There is no limit to the number of youths 18 and younger who can attend with a ticketed adult. Also, as part of its support for the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, the Northern Trust Open will provide complimentary grounds admission for active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, and their dependents from Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week sponsored by Quicken Loans. A military ticket voucher must be presented at the gate along with a Department of Defense-issued ID. To obtain military ticket vouchers, visit https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/NorthernTrustOpen/
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, fans can utilize complimentary parking at Will Rogers Beach Parking Lot (#3) in Pacific Palisades and catch a free shuttle to/from The Riviera Country Club. For the weekend, spectator parking will be located at The Water Garden in Santa Monica, where fans can again find complimentary parking and take a short shuttle ride to/from the Northern Trust Open. The fee for the tournament shuttle on Saturday and Sunday only is $5 per person, round trip. Military personnel and their families with a tournament ticket, children under 18 accompanied by a ticketed adult are not required to pay for the shuttle. Parking at the VA Hospital will not be available as in previous. As with any large-scale sporting event, fans are encouraged to carpool or make use of public transportation to the Northern Trust Open in order to minimize traffic and congestion. For more information, visit www.northerntrustopen.com/parking.
About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Chicago-based Northern Trust has offices in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2014, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$934.1 billion. For 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com and follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr.