PGA TOUR Moves New Event to Florida


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA TOUR added a seventh tournament in Florida on Thursday when it announced that construction and financial problems with a new golf course in Fresno, Calif., forced the tour to move the event.
The Ginn Classic at Tesoro will be played Oct. 25-28 in Port St. Lucie.
The TOUR reached a five-year agreement with Ginn Resorts in which the tournament will rotate among various Ginn properties. It will be the second-to-last event in the TOUR's Fall Series, in which players will be competing to finish in the top 125 on the money list to retain their cards for the following season.
The Ginn Classic replaces the Running Horse Championship, which was to be held in Fresno. The developers of Running Horse Golf & Country Club ran into financial problems, causing the course to fall behind schedule.
'Our intention, as those issues become resolved, is for Fresno to be a part of the schedule again in 2008 and beyond,' PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem said.
TOUR spokesman Bob Combs any tournament in Fresno would be added to the Fall Series.
Florida has four PGA TOUR events in March, The Players Championship in May and will end its official season with the Ginn Classic and the Disney Golf Classic in Orlando.
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