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Huge News: Barstool Sports Will Broadcast A Korn Ferry Tour Golf Tournament Live

We got tired of complaining about all the things we don't like about golf broadcasts. So we're going to do one ourselves. 

It's been hard to keep this one quiet, but the news is now official: Barstool Sports will be the sole provider of live coverage for the NV5 Invitational presented by Old National Bank, a golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour, from July 27-30 at The Glen Club in Glenview, Ill. We'll be live from 3:30-6:30 p.m. EST on Barstool.tv, and the broadcast will feature Riggs, Trent, Frankie, myself and a bunch of other Barstool personalities. 

This is obviously a huge step for the Fore Play brand and for Barstool Sports as a whole. It's no secret that the company is looking to move further into the live-sporting events business, as evidenced by the Barstool Arizona Bowl and the Barstool Sports Invitational basketball tournament we held earlier this year. 

For those unfamiliar, the Korn Ferry Tour is the chief pathway to the PGA Tour, and the vast majority of today's top stars played their way onto the PGA Tour through the KFT. World No. 2 Scottie Scheffler is a past champion of the NV5 Invitational, as is reigning PGA Tour rookie of the year Cameron Young. The top 30 finishers in the season-long Korn Ferry Tour points list earn PGA Tour cards for the following season, and there are only seven events on the KFT schedule after the NV5. That means it's crunch time for these guys toiling in golf's version of Triple A baseball. The tournament purses on the KFT are usually around $1 million, with the winner getting $180,000. On the PGA Tour, a full-field event will have a purse of around $8 million, with the designated events at $20 million with $3.6 million for the winner. The line between a PGA Tour player and a Korn Ferry Tour player is so small it's almost invisible, but the differences in their bank accounts are rather noticeable. 

And that's what we hope to do with this broadcast: accurately portray just how important these events are to these guys. Because yes, winning a PGA Tour event is the pinnacle of the sport, but the $3 million Jon Rahm won for winning the Masters won't really change his life. A bunch of the KFT guys drive from tournament to tournament and share hotel rooms to save cash. They're sacrificing now with the hopes of cashing in later. It's gritty as hell. 

We've also got a ton of things planned around the week that go well beyond the traditional broadcast, which we feel caters to an older audience and doesn't necessarily serve the younger demographic. We'll being announcing those plans as they become finalized, but this will look different than any golf broadcast you've ever seen.

Obviously we owe a huge thanks to the Korn Ferry Tour, who have been fantastic partners throughout this planning process, and to our Barstool business and live events team, who pull the strings behind the curtain to ensure the trains run (close to) on time. We can't wait to get started, and hopefully we'll see a bunch of you at the Glen Club in July.