Yesterday I was truly honored when Mike Saia from the Family Circle Tennis Center asked me to be the exclusive photographer for a press conference announcing the new home of the Nationwide Tour Championships on Daniel Island. There were plenty of TV crews, but I was the only photographer.
A three-year contract running through 2011 has been signed for the season-ending event, which features the top 60 on the Nationwide money list competing in a $1 million, 72-hole, no-cut event. The top 25 money winners after the Nationwide Tour Championship earn their PGA Tour playing privileges for the following season.
James Cramer (VP of Communications at the PGA Tour, Bill Calfee (president of the Nationwide Tour), Matt Sloan (president of the Daniel Island Club), and Mayor Joe Riley were among the dignitaries who spoke.