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Hardy Takes Tournament Reins

Posted: June 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Harry Hardy, tournament director for the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, stands on the 18th green Wednesday at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

His journey from London to Northwest Arkansas could never have been scripted, said Harry Hardy, director of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, which will be played this week at Pinnacle Country Club.

AT A GLANCE

The Schedule

Today

All day — Professionals practice

Wednesday

7-9:10 a.m. — Pro-Am tee times

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Walmart Kid’s Center presented by Dove open

Noon-2:10 p.m. — Pro-Am tee times

Thursday

7-9:10 a.m. — Pro-Am tee times

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Walmart Kid’s Center presented by Dove open

Noon-2:10 p.m. — Pro-Am tee times

Friday

All Day — First round

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Walmart Kid’s Center presented by Dove open

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Golf Channel coverage

Saturday

All Day — Second round

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Walmart Kid’s Center presented by Dove open

5:30-7:30pm — Golf Channel coverage

Sunday

All Day — Third round

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Walmart Kid’s Center presented by Dove open

4-6 p.m. — Golf Channel coverage

18th green awards ceremony follows play

Source: Staff Report

VITAL STATS

Harry Hardy

Title: Tournament director, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Past experience: Former tournament director for the Sybase Match Play Championship

Hometown: London

Age: 29

Education: Sports management degree from Bournemouth (United Kingdom) University

Trivia: Harry Hardy came up with the title for Darren Clarke’s autobiography, “An Open Book.” The book, published last fall, was ghost written by Martin Hardy.

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