The Oregon Classic happened to be the tournament that was to be played that week, and as the state's only PGA Tour-sanctioned four-day event, Oregonians are anxious to see the event back as scheduled.
Played at the beautiful 7,007-yard par-72 Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Ore., two of the last three winners of the Oregon Classic have gone on to earn their PGA Tour cards.
The exception is Keoke Cotner, who actually won the event in 2000, but will be welcomed back as defending champion due to last year's cancellation.
Though Cotner has not graduated to the big tour, he does share both the tournament (272) and course (65) records. Currently 23rd on the Buy.Com money list, Cotner posted a second-place finish three weeks ago at the Witchita Open.
The purse is $425,000 with $76,500 going to the winner.
Last week's winner, Arron Oberholser, moved up six spots and is now No. 1 on the money list. It was his second win of the season, one shy of the PGA Tour's 'battlefield promotion.'
Statistical Preview for the Oregon Classic