The weather is in the main obstacle. It was perfect this year, but the previous six years it was iffy, with temperatures reaching down into the 30s. The tournament also may lose its sponsor, IR, formerly Ingersoll-Rand. IR has sponsored the event three years.
If the tournament leaves, it would be the second major golf event to leave Myrtle Beach this year. The Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic will move to California next year.