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Late birdie gives Hadley 64, strong start in Rex (N&O)

Hadley, a Raleigh native, won the 2013 Rex Hospital Open and has returned this year hoping for a repeat at TPC Wakefield Plantation. Another victory in the Tour tournament would go a long way toward propelling him back on the PGA Tour. [Read more…]

Nate Lashley finds golf success after personal tragedy (N&O)

Lashley, 34, has won on the Tour for the first time. He came to the Rex Hospital Open this week as the second-leading money winner on the tour, well-positioned to fulfill a career goal and play on the PGA Tour next year. Life is good for Lashley. But never easy. Not since May 2004 and an unimaginable tragedy. [Read more…]

Rex Open volunteers enjoy an annual golf reunion (N&O)

Curt and Lucy Barnhill are like a lot of the 450 volunteers working the Rex Hospital Open this week.

They’re up at 5:30 a.m. and make the 20-minute drive to TPC Wakefield Plantation. “Dodging deer,” Curt Barnhill said, laughing. They’ll be at the golf course until 6 or 7 p.m each day along with the other volunteers, who handle many of the tasks, the logistics, that keep a golf tournament running nicely. Then it’s home for a few hours sleep before doing it again. [Read more…]

Tracy pulls into lead in round 2 (TSN)

Ethan Tracy played steady and stayed in the red at the 2017 Rex Hospital Open on Friday. As a result, Tracy topped the leaderboard and stood as the clubhouse leader following second-round play at TPC Wakefield Plantation. [Read more…]

Rex Hospital Open offers family fun, free admission for kids (WRAL)

The Rex Hospital Open runs through Sunday at TPC Wakefield Plantation in north Raleigh. The annual charity tournament offers a chance for more than 150 golfers to earn a coveted PGA Tour card and lots of fun for families, who want to take in a bit of golf. Kids 16 and under are free. [Read more…]

Golfers, caddies experimenting with rangefinders in competition at Rex Open (WRAL Sports Fan)

Watch: Golfers, caddies experimenting with rangefinders in competition at Rex Open [Watch now…]

Rex Hospital Open Begins Thursday (TWC News)

Watch tournament director Brian Krusoe speak about the 2017 REX Open [Watch now…]

Raleigh pair hopes Rex Open golf their road to the PGA Tour (N&O)

A promo for the Rex Hospital Open says: “The road to the PGA Tour goes through Raleigh.” That’s not just marketing hype. Chesson Hadley would say it’s true. The same for Grayson Murray. Hadley won the Tour event four years ago and used it as a springboard to the PGA Tour. A year ago, Murray used a top-10 finish in the Rex to get his year moving in the right direction and now plays on the PGA Tour. [Read more…]

2017 REX Open Field List

The Field List for the 2017 REX Hosptial Open is now posted [see list…]

REX Hospital Open Returns for 30th Annual Charity Tournament

The REX Hospital Open will return to TPC Wakefield Plantation on June 1-4, as the Tour returns to Raleigh for the 30th anniversary of UNC REX Healthcare’s charity golf tournament. More than 150 professional golfers from around the world will compete for their PGA Tour cards. [Read more…]