For Chicago golf fans it’s the best news, and the best price, regarding attendance at a professional golf tournament in 2022 — free admission. The Western Golf Association has set its ticket “prices” at zero for the 2022 NV5 Invitational presented by Old National Bank, which will be played May 26-29 at The Glen Club in Glenview.
SERVPRO of Glenview has partnered with the WGA to provide complimentary grounds admission to fans on all four days of the Korn Ferry Tour competition. Fans planning to attend the NV5 Invitational can register for their free tickets on the event website.
Those registering online can also purchase upgraded tickets to The Hangar presented by Corona Premier, a premium spectator venue overlooking the 18th green with food and drink included. Daily walk-up attendance is permitted and is also at no charge, as is parking.
Since 2019, the Korn Ferry Tour and the Western Golf Association have partnered to conduct the NV5 Invitational presented by Old National Bank. With Alumni like Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler, the Korn Ferry Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR. The NV5 Invitational is a showcase for golf’s next generation of stars.
Held for the first time in 2019, all three of the NV5 Invitational’s past champions are now playing on the PGA TOUR. Scottie Scheffler – the event’s inaugural champion – has won four PGA TOUR tournaments in 2022: the WM Phoenix Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, and the Masters and is currently the No. 1-ranked player in the world. Curtis Thompson won the 2020 event at Chicago Highlands Club, and Cameron Young became the first player since 2013 to win back-to-back events on the Korn Ferry Tour when he won at The Glen Club in 2021.
For Chicago caddies it’s the best news, and the best price, regarding attendance at a qualified university — free tuition. All proceeds from the NV5 Invitational event benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships with full tuition and housing to deserving youth caddies. This year, there are 1,070 Evans Scholars enrolled at 21 leading universities nationwide. Since 1930, more than 11,500 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars.
2022 will mark the event’s first year with new title sponsor NV5; in September 2021 the WGA and the Korn Ferry Tour announced a five-year partnership with NV5. Maintaining more than 100 offices around the world, NV5 is a leading provider of compliance, technology, engineering, and environmental consulting solutions. Additionally, Old National Bank is in the second year of a four-year presenting sponsorship agreement. A pair of outstanding sponsors supporting a worthy cause!