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First Citizens’ Ed Willingham to Serve as Chairman of 2018 REX Hospital Open

Ed Willingham, a top executive at First Citizens Bank, one of North Carolina’s largest banks, will serve as chairman of the 2018 REX Hospital Open, the Triangle’s premier charity golf tournament.

REX Healthcare Foundation Named Tour’s 2017 Charity of the Year

Raleigh’s premiere golf tournament wins national recognition for three decades of charitable efforts PONTE VEDRA BEACH, F.L. – Dec. 12, 2017 – The REX Healthcare Foundation, the main charitable beneficiary of the Tour’s Rex Hospital Open, was named the Tour’s “Charity of the Year” at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Thursday, December 7 […]

Conrad Shindler Wins 2017 REX Hospital Open

Conrad Shindler won this year’s REX Hospital Open, the annual charity golf tournament that brought more than 150 professional golfers from around the world to Raleigh. In a dramatic ending to the four-day tournament, Shindler won in a sudden death, one-hole playoff against Chesson Hadley, the 2013 REX Hospital Open winner and Raleigh native. [Read more…]

Unexpected miss leads to anticlimactic, but welcome, Rex win (N&O)

The longer Conrad Shindler stood over his 18-inch putt, the longer it looked. The hometown favorite had just missed a 3½-footer on the first playoff hole. A torrential rain had just begun, and those around the 18th green who weren’t stunned immobile by Chesson Hadley’s miss were running for cover from the weather. [Read more…]

Schindler outlasts Hadley in playoff, wins 1st career title (TSN)

As the large raindrops started to fall during the first playoff hole, it was Chesson Hadley’s three-and-a-half foot par putt that edged left and missed that allowed Conrad Shindler to make his winning stroke from 18 inches to win the tournament title. [Read more…]

Shindler tops Raleigh’s Hadley in Rex playoff (N&O)

Golf can be as cruel as it is rewarding. In 2013, Raleigh’s Chesson Hadley rolled in a short birdie putt at the 18th hole on Sunday to clinch the Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation. The ovation that day was loud, special. Four years later, Hadley missed a 3 1/2-footer for par at the 18th, on the first hole of a playoff against Conrad Shindler, to lose the Tour tournament. It was a sudden, shocking ending Sunday, Hadley’s miss causing a loud groan from the crowd by the green. [Read more…]

Conrad Shindler wins Rex Hospital Open playoff (USA Today)

Conrad Shindler won the Rex Hospital Open on Sunday for his first Tour title, beating hometown favorite Chesson Hadley with a par in strong rain on the first hole of a playoff. [Read more…]

Rex golf: Lee grabs lead after Hadley’s late slip (N&O)

Just when it appeared Chesson Hadley might be locking down the lead in the Rex Hospital Open on Saturday, he didn’t. Instead, Hadley backed up. The Raleigh native still has a chance to win the Tour tournament at TPC Wakefield Plantation, but he’ll have to do it in what might be a mad dash to the finish line Sunday by a lot of players. [Read more…]

Raleigh’s Jenkins makes golf a family affair (N&O)

Bobby Jenkins dropped the golf bag outside the ropes by the 18th green Saturday at TPC Wakefield Plantation, his day’s work done, his frustration apparent. The caddie, hands on hips, stood for a few seconds staring back down the 18th fairway, as if imagining what might have been. Early in the third round of the Rex Hospital Open, after a run of five straight birdies, any score seemed possible, but Jenkins’ player later had a pair of double-bogeys in a 2-under 69. [Read more…]

Luke DeCock: At Rex Hospital Open, pros take aim at range-finder technology (N&O)

Typically prohibited during tournaments, the Rex Hospital Open is one of four Tour events this summer where the use of range-finders is allowed as part of a PGA Tour trial project to improve pace of play and assess their impact on the game. So caddie Josh Svendsen handed Hadley the range-finder on 18, as he had on every shot all day, even if it didn’t feel quite right. [Read more…]