About The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is held annually at The Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course. The tournament is one of four Korn Ferry Tour Finals events that help determine which players will earn PGA TOUR membership each season. The top 30 players in the season-long standings at the conclusion of the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Championship will earn PGA TOUR membership for the 2024 season.
For the first time since 2013 on the Korn Ferry Tour, there are no longer separate point standings for pre-Finals and Finals events, but rather a cumulative standings structure. A Finals event is no longer a competition for TOUR cards between the top 75 on the Korn Ferry Tour and Nos. 126-200 in the FedExCup standings. Beginning this year, “Finals” refers to the final four events of the season, where Korn Ferry Tour members compete for increased purses and points allocation.
The four Finals events – which includes the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship – feature $1.5 million purses and award 600 points to each winner. The 2023 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is the third of the four Finals events, featuring a field of 120 players. The fields for the Finals will be progressively reduced, starting with 156 players for event No. 1, 144 players for event No. 2 and finishing with 75 players in the final event. The preceding 22 events on the schedule will have a minimum purse of $1 million – a 67% increase from 2021 to 2023 – and award 500 points to the winner.
The field for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will compete over 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the top-60 players and ties after 36 holes. Golf Channel will broadcast tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday in high definition.
Since its inception in 2007, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has raised more than $22 million in support of pediatric cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.