News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot

Fox Den became home to the Tour event in 1999 with Jeff Gove winning with a score of 277. His victory and overall performance that year helped elevate him to the PGA TOUR the following year. For over a decade, the staff and members of Fox Den have been gracious hosts to the Tour's annual stop in East Tennessee. We have remained the home of the News Sentinel Open since 1999.

 Facts About the News Sentinel Open & Professional Tour Through 2014: 

  • $7,475,000 has been awarded in prize money o players participating in the News Sentinel Open
  • $1,000,000+ has been donated to local charities
  • Longtime Fox Den Member, Frank DiRenzo was Volunteer of the Year in 2011
  • Fox Den Member, Tom Hilton won the Bill Stoner award in 2014 for his exceptional commitment to the event
  • Only 3 clubs have hosted a event for more years than Fox Den 
  • 738 Tour events have been played since the first tournament in February of 1990
  • There have been 432 different Tour winners
  • 356 players have earned PGA TOUR cards via the Tour 
  • $315,617,242 has been competed for on the Tour (through 2015)
  • $91,093,620 has been donated to charity by the Tour and its tournaments, benefiting almost 3,000 organizations (through 2013)
  • 271,500 volunteers have contributed time to the Tour events (through 2014)
 Past Winners of the News Sentinel Open:

 2015Patton Kizzire2002Darron Stiles 
 2014Martin Piller 2001 Heath Slocum 
 2013Peter Malnati2000 J.J Henry 
 2012Darron Stiles 1999 Jeff Gove 
 2011Kirk Triplett 1998 Robin Freeman 
 2010Chris Kirk 1997 Dave Rummells 
 2009Kevin Johnson 1996 Eric Johnson 
 2008Jarrod Lyle 1995 Tom Scherrer  
 2007Chez Reavie 1994Vic Wilk
 2006Hunter Haas 1993 Tim Conley 
 2005Kim Felton 1992 Brian Henninger 
 2004Hunter Haas 1991 Frank Conner  
 2003Vaughn Taylor 1990 Jeff Maggert