Published on March 21, 2016

Media Invited to Preview Tour’s Rex Hospital Open on April 13

Media Outlet foursomes to compete for Jim Connors Memorial Media Cup


UNC REX Healthcare invites local media representatives to attend the Rex Hospital Open Media Day on Wednesday, April 13 to preview the upcoming Tour’s Rex Hospital Open.  Following brief remarks and presentations, media representatives are invited to compete in the Rex Hospital Open Media Day Golf Challenge.


Media Day speakers include Grayson Murray, a Raleigh native who competed in the 2010 Rex Hospital Open as a 16-year-old junior amateur – the second-youngest player ever to make the cut in a Tour event. Murray, now 22, turned professional in May 2015 and is playing on this year’s Tour. Other speakers and interview opportunities include Bill Calfee, Tour president; Steve Burriss, president of UNC REX Healthcare; Brian Krusoe, Rex Hospital Open tournament director; and tournament co-chairmen John McConnell and Larry Robbins.


The annual Media Day Golf Challenge is an excellent way for media to familiarize themselves with the tournament, golfers and charitable focus of the Rex Hospital Open before the actual event, while also providing the opportunity for a fun round of golf and competition. Each media outlet may enter one golf foursome that will battle for Triangle-area bragging rights, as well as the 2016 Jim Connors Memorial Media Cup – named to honor the well-known TWC News Sports Director, who passed away unexpectedly last year.

Professional golfers from around the world travel to TPC Wakefield Plantation every year to participate in the Tour’s Rex Hospital Open, taking place May 9-15. The tournament’s charitable efforts, coupled with its family and fan-friendly environment, have attracted thousands of golf fans over the years. Rex charity golf has raised more than $9 million for patients, programs and services at UNC REX. Funds raised this year will support the new North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital, an eight-story, 114-bed tower under construction at UNC REX’s main Raleigh campus.


Wednesday, April 13

Coffee and snacks will be available upon arrival at 9:00 a.m., followed by brief remarks at 9:30 a.m. The Media Day Golf Challenge will begin at 10:30 a.m. Boxed lunches will be provided.


TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr., Raleigh (free parking in front of the main clubhouse)


RSVP with your golf foursome and their handicaps by April 4 to Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare:, (919) 218-7103. For more information about the Rex Hospital Open, visit

Media Contact
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare