Reno-Tahoe to Remain on PGA TOUR

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PGA Tour (75x100)RENO, Nev. -- The Reno-Tahoe Open will remain part of the PGA TOUR for at least four more years following a vote Tuesday by members of the Montreux Golf & Country Club.
 
The vote was the final hurdle for the event to remain at Montreux through 2010.
 
The membership voted by a 73 percent majority, down from the 79.5 percent who voted in favor of a one-year extension last year.
 
'It kind of turned out how I thought,' RTO director Jim Kline said. 'About 4-to-1, I was very pleased with that, and obviously the majority of the members were pleased, too.'
 
The Reno-Tahoe Open, which completed its eighth year on Aug. 27, will remain the same week as the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational.
 
The RTO will be part of the FedEx race, although the points available, 12,500, will be half that of a regular tour stop. Both the RTO and WGC-Bridgestone will move up three weeks on the tour calendar and will usually be held the first week of August.
 
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