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The Triangle’s premier professional golf tournament features some of the world’s top players.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The UNC Health Championship presented by STITCH, the Triangle’s premier professional golf tournament, returns to Raleigh May 30 to June 2.

Tickets are now on sale and the tournament is recruiting volunteers for a wide range of key roles, including scorers, marshals and many more. The UNC Health Championship, previously known as the Rex Hospital Open, unveiled a new name last year. It also moved to a new site, the prestigious Raleigh Country Club.

The UNC Health Championship is proud to announce that legendary basketball coach Roy Williams will serve as the honorary chairman for this year’s tournament. Williams was the men’s head coach for the UNC Tar Heels for 18 seasons, leading the team to three national championships, and the Kansas Jayhawks for 15 seasons. He retired in 2021 but remains a major UNC supporter and fan.

“I’m honored to support this worthy cause and the only Korn Ferry Tour event in North Carolina,” Williams said. “I’m looking forward to playing in the Pro-Am and helping host all of the players, fans and sponsors at one of the biggest pro sporting events in Raleigh this year.”

This year’s tournament will feature 156 pro golfers competing for a total purse of $1 million. The 2024 UNC Health Championship will be an important stop on the Korn Ferry Tour, where top professional golfers compete for a chance to play on the PGA Tour next season. UNC Health will again offer one of its title sponsor exemptions to the top-ranked player in the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Collegiate Ranking.

“Last year’s tournament was an overwhelming success, bringing out thousands of golf fans and families,” said Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health. “We are proud to serve as the title sponsor for a tournament that gives back to our community and supports North Carolina Children’s.”

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go toward the development of the new North Carolina Children’s. This new enterprise will include the only freestanding hospital between Washington, DC, and Atlanta dedicated to caring solely for children. Proceeds also will support local community partners, including First Tee Triangle, Poe Center for Health Education, Southeast Raleigh Promise, Wake County Boys and Girls Club and Alliance Medical Ministry. These funds will make a difference in the lives of patients and the community by providing grants for community projects and support services.

The 2024 UNC Health Championship will build buzz around professional golf in North Carolina just before the U.S. Open begins in Pinehurst, June 9-16.

The UNC Health Championship’s presenting sponsor is Apex-based STITCH Golf, a premium brand that makes golf bags, luggage, head covers, accessories and apparel. STITCH’s partnership with UNC Health helps elevate the event and a three-year agreement demonstrates their commitment to our community.

Raleigh Country Club was designed by renowned architect Donald Ross, renovated in 2020 and operated by McConnell Golf. The course offers expansive views and unobstructed access, creating an excellent fan experience.

Spectator seating areas include bleachers on holes Nos. 6, 16 and the Hurricanes Bench on 18. There will be concessions from local Empire Eats restaurants, including The Pit, Gravy, Raleigh Times and Sitti, and Two Roosters Ice Cream.

For more information on the 2024 UNC Health Championship, including details on how to volunteer and reserve tickets, visit



Professional golfers from around the world travel to renowned Raleigh Country Club to participate in the Korn Ferry Tour’s UNC Health Championship presented by STITCH. The tournament’s charitable efforts, coupled with its family and fan-friendly environment, attract thousands of golf fans each spring. During the past three decades, charity golf has raised more than $10 million for patients, programs and services at UNC Health. For more information, including details on how to volunteer and reserve tickets, visit



Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops golf’s next stars, preparing them to compete and win on the game’s biggest stage. The Korn Ferry Tour, which has served as a path to the PGA TOUR since its inception, will award 30 PGA TOUR cards based off its points list in 2023, with the No. 1 player earning exemptions into the following year’s PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. With more than 600 PGA TOUR titles, 28 major championships and six FedExCup champions, Korn Ferry Tour alumni make up 88 percent of the PGA TOUR’s current membership. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for PGA TOUR cards, visit PGATOUR.COM or follow the Korn Ferry Tour on social media. Select Korn Ferry Tour events are televised annually on GOLF Channel in the United States, with tournament coverage available internationally in more than 170 countries and territories via 22 media partners.