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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

NORMAN, Okla. – Officials from the Korn Ferry Tour and HNS Sports Group announced today that the Compliance Solutions Championship, an official event of the Korn Ferry Tour, contested annually at Jimmie Austin Golf Club in Norman, Okla., is now owned and operated by HNS Sports Group, a golf event management company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

The second playing of the Compliance Solutions Championship will take place June 17–23, 2024, and will feature a purse of $1 million. The tournament field will include 156 Korn Ferry Tour professionals competing over 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the top-65 players and ties after 36 holes.

The Compliance Solutions Championship will be one of the premiere regular-season events on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2024. The top-30 players in the season-long Korn Ferry Tour standings at the end of the 2024 campaign, including the four Finals events, will earn PGA TOUR membership for the 2025 season.

“On behalf of our membership and staff at the Korn Ferry Tour, we are thrilled to have HNS Sports Group as the new owner and operator of the Compliance Solutions Championship,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin. “Dan Sullivan and his team at HNS Sports Group have done a fantastic job with several tournaments on our Tour, as well as the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, and we are confident that they will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Compliance Solutions Championship.”

“HNS is excited to grow the Compliance Solutions Championship, both on the Korn Ferry Tour and in the state of Oklahoma,” Dan Sullivan, president and managing partner of HNS Sports Group, said. “Moreover, it is a pleasure to introduce Lucas Fox as the new tournament director, set to lead an Oklahoma-based team for HNS, who brings 150 years of collective industry experience to the event.”

“On behalf of the entire Compliance Solutions team, we are proud to be working with HNS Sports Group to provide a first-class experience for the golf fans in Oklahoma,” Mark Lammert, Compliance Solutions CEO, said. “We are excited for what is in store with this year’s Compliance Solutions Championship and to share more details soon about a brand-new, celebrity event that I know will bring a unique and memorable element to the tournament week schedule.”

In addition to new leadership, tournament officials announced today a new event logo that prominently features the state of Oklahoma as well as a state-of-the-art website where fans can go to learn more about the tournament.

“I am honored to serve as tournament director for the Compliance Solutions Championship and look forward to being a part of the Oklahoma community,” Lucas Fox, tournament director, said. “I invite you to learn about the many ways to get involved with this exciting event. Whether through volunteering, buying tickets or becoming a sponsor, there is really something for everyone. This event is sure to be a best-in-class Korn Ferry Tour stop and is well positioned to positively impact charitable causes in Oklahoma.”

The Compliance Solutions Championship will now operate all event financials through Tournaments for Charity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. This arrangement will ensure net proceeds from the tournament are donated to charitable organizations and is a reflection of HNS’ intent to ensure the Compliance Solutions Championship becomes a meaningful and impactful part of the community.

Tournament officials also announced today that the primary beneficiaries of net proceeds for the second-annual Compliance Solutions Championship will be AutismOklahoma and, new for the 2024 tournament, Folds of Honor.

Founded in 2002, AutismOklahoma is a nonprofit organization that believes every person with autism is unique and important. AutismOklahoma help individuals with autism reach their full potential, help families thrive, and help communities understand and embrace differences through community, social and educational events. For more information about AutismOklahoma, visit

Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled military and first responders. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has provided over 51,000 scholarships totaling about $240 million in all 50 states. For more information about Folds of Honor, visit

For more information about the Compliance Solutions Championship, including tickets, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit the tournament website at

To stay connected with the Compliance Solutions Championship on social media, follow the tournament on X, Instagram and Facebook at @cschampgolf.


About Compliance Solutions Championship
The Compliance Solutions Championship is an official event on the Korn Ferry Tour, and is owned by Tournament’s for Charity, Inc., an Oklahoma non-profit corporation, and operated by HNS Sports Group. The event features a purse of $1,000,000 and the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Korn Ferry Tour on one of the premier venues on Tour, Jimmie Austin Golf Club at The University of Oklahoma, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in Oklahoma and beyond.

For more information, visit our website at For the latest Compliance Solutions Championship news and updates on social media, follow the tournament on X, Instagram, and Facebook at @cschampgolf.


About Korn Ferry Tour
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 2024, 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, 29 major championships and seven FedExCup champions, Korn Ferry Tour alumni make up 83 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. At least seven 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 23 media partners.


About Compliance Solutions Inc.
For 20-plus years, Compliance Solutions Inc. has provided turnkey solutions to sales & use tax, transaction tax calculations, tax mapping, and tax preparation, filing & remittance needs to businesses of all sizes -- from small business in one state to international complex enterprises. Compliance Solutions is committed to exceeding expectations for all clients by providing extraordinary service via automated and integrated solutions, along with personal service and vast experience. Compliance Solutions provides audit defense services, consulting, and corporate income and property tax services. Compliance Solutions is SOC 2 and 3 compliant and with our data centers, network management, customize software, we are able to efficiently comply with all transaction tax reporting & remittance requirements Federal, State, County/Parish/Borough, City, E911 and other government & quasi-government requirements on behalf of our clients, along with providing a 24/7/365 online Tax Library of your filed returns on our Client Portal. Our services in tax calculations provide year-round billing assistance, whether the services are needed via API, file transfer or a customized solution, and include tax mapping of products & services to apply the correct jurisdictional government compliance requirements. Our services are from Registrations/Incorporation to ongoing compliance to Exit strategies and M&A engagements or a client selection of one or all of the service offerings. For more information about Compliance Solutions please visit, email, or by calling 407-260-1011.


About HNS Sports Group
HNS Sports Group is a Dublin, Ohio-based LLC founded in 2000. The company offers over 150 years of collective experience and is committed to providing professional, efficient and effective client representation in the categories of sponsorship consultation, event management, hospitality management, sales representation and tournament operations within the golf market and beyond. To learn more about HNS Sports Group, visit


About AutismOklahoma
Since 2002, has successfully assisted in improving quality of life outcomes through unique programs that connect families, create opportunities for inspiring and engaging autistic individuals, and help communities recognize, understand, and honor neurodiversity. Through 80+ free and nearly free programs, more than 4,500 children, teens, adults and their families are directly impacted each year. For more information about AutismOklahoma, visit


About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled military and first responders. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school, and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 51,000 scholarships totaling about $240 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 45 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on Candid. Folds of Honor was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot (with three combat tours in Iraq) and PGA Professional. He is currently stationed at Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit


About Jimmie Austin Golf Club
The Jimmie Austin Golf Club at The University of Oklahoma has played host to the 1997 Oklahoma State Amateur, 1998 and 2010 Big 12 Women's Championships, 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, 2012, 2018, 2022 and 2023 Men's NCAA Regional Championships, and 2013 and 2019 Women's NCAA Regional Championships.  Jimmie Austin Golf Club is set to host NCAA Regional Championships in 2025. Since 2023, Jimmie Austin Golf Club has hosted the Compliance Solutions Championship, a premier stop on the Korn Ferry Tour.


Media Contact
Ashley J. Grimmer
Communications Manager,
HNS Sports Group
Mobile: (513) 349-3389

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