Pinnacle Bank Championship Set for July to be Held Without Fans
June 15, 2020
Decision made to protect the health and safety of players and community.
Omaha, Neb. – The Pinnacle Bank Championship announced today that the 2020 Championship, scheduled for July 30 – August 2, will be contested without fans onsite. The Korn Ferry Tour said it supports the decision believing conducting the tournament without crowds onsite is in the best interest of protecting everyone, including the Omaha community at large.
The decision was made in accordance with and recommendations from local, state and federal government agencies tasked with ensuring the safety of those essential to conducting the tournament.
“While we will miss the great crowds and visible community support at the Championship, we look forward to next year’s tournament scheduled for July 26-August 1, 2021 when we can enjoy golf together again,” said Jessica Brabec, Pinnacle Bank Championship Tournament Director.
“In January, we were moving full steam ahead with our plan for this tournament, and like everyone else, by March, based on the information available, we had to make some tough decisions. We felt, and the TOUR agreed, that no spectators was the best course of action to take for the safety of the players and the community,” Brabec said.
In spite of fans not being onsite, the Tournament will continue its long tradition of supporting a local nonprofit through its charity donation.
“We are fortunate to be able to support local nonprofits through the generosity of local companies and appreciate their support in spite of the challenges we’ve all had to work through this year,” said Marc Hock, president of Pinnacle Bank.
The pro-ams scheduled for Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29 will go on as scheduled. Players will all use separate carts and those playing in the Wednesday pro-am will play nine holes with each of two pros.
Unfortunately, Youth Day is also impacted by this decision. Tournament officials are working on a plan to engage with young people through a virtual event. Details to follow.
For more information about the Pinnacle Bank Championship, please visit the website at The Pinnacle Bank Championship.
ABOUT THE PINNACLE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP
The Pinnacle Bank Championship is an award-winning stop on the PGA TOUR’s Korn Ferry Tour in Omaha, Nebraska and will be held July 27-August 2, 2020 at The Club at Indian Creek. The event features a purse of $600,000 and was awarded the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour’s Truck Award and 2017 Korn Ferry Tour’s Tournament Rookie of the Year Award in its inaugural year. The 2017 champion, Sam Ryder currently has 237 FedEx Cup Points and is ranked at 93. His best finish to date in 2020 is tied for third at the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open. The 2018 champion, David Skinns, ended his 2019 season with one top ten finish and welcomed a new baby boy to his family. The 2019 champion, Kris Ventura is currently ranked 175 on the FedEx Cup list with 76 points. To date, his best 2020 finish is tied for 18th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the PGA TOUR.
ABOUT THE PINNACLE BANK
Family-owned since 1938, Nebraska-based Pinnacle Bancorp is a $12 billion financial holding company with 156 locations across 7 states. For more information, visit pinnbank.com.