Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Prez Cup to San Francisco

This just in from the PGA Tour. In 2009, the Presidents Cup is headed to Harding Park in San Francisco.


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fl -- The PGA TOUR today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the City of San Francisco on the scheduling of future TOUR events at the City’s Harding Park Golf Course.

The agreement is subject to the approval, expected within 45 days, of the City’s Recreation and Park Commission and Board of Supervisors. Under the terms of the agreement, Harding Park will serve as the host venue for The Presidents Cup in 2009; the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the Champion’s Tour season-ending event, in 2010 and 2011; an event from the four-tournament PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup series in either 2013 or 2014; and one additional event in the period 2014-2019 to be selected from among The Presidents Cup, a Playoff for the FedExCup event or a World Golf Championships event.

“We are absolutely delighted to reach this agreement with the City, ensuring that Harding Park will continue to periodically serve as the site for some of the TOUR’s premier events,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “As our experience with the World Golf Championships - American Express Championship proved in October, 2005, the golf course is a wonderful venue for the world’s best players, and San Francisco is a terrific host city. Our players and sponsors had a tremendous experience at Harding Park, and we are eagerly looking forward to our return.”

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