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Long Island Classic Gets New Time Date

Champions TourThe Long Island Classic is moving about five miles away to the Red Course at Eisenhower Park.
The Champions Tour event will be played Aug. 15-17 on the course where Walter Hagen won the 1926 PGA Championship.
The Long Island Classic was originally scheduled for Sept. 26-28. That coincides with the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. The tournament donates its proceeds to Schneider Children's Hospital.
``It wasn't a good date for a New York event,'' said Joan Marcello, marketing director for the Long Island Classic. ``We had been working with the tour to get a different date.
The Greater Hickory Classic in North Carolina moved from its original date, July 4-6, to Aug. 15-17. That leaves an open date between the U.S. Senior Open and Ford Senior Players Championship.
Officials already had been searching for a new course. The Long Island Classic had been held at Meadow Brook in Jericho, N.Y.