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Report: Tour closing in on site for Curry-hosted event

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The PGA Tour appears to be closing in on a potential host site for a new event held next fall that would be hosted by NBA superstar and avid golfer Steph Curry.

According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, "several" Tour executives, including an agronomist, visited the newly-renovated South Course at Corica Park in Alameda, Calif., on two different occasions earlier this month. The Bay Area layout re-opened in June following an "extensive renovation" by architect Rees Jones.

The goal of the visits was reportedly to check out the course's viability as a future Tour host. While no agreement is in place, sports agency Octagon recently created a job posting for a tournament director that would be in charge of the as-yet-unnamed event.

"In this new role you will lead the day-to-day preparation and execution of a full-field PGA Tour event in San Francisco," the posting reads. "The tournament will be taking place in September and is a high-profile event that promises to be an exciting new opportunity for us."

While the report notes that a new tournament with Curry "has been in the works for several months," a Tour official told the Chronicle that "a number of projects" are being considered with Curry's foundation and the opportunity to partner with the three-time NBA champ would be an "incredible opportunity."

Although Curry makes his mark on the basketball court with the Golden State Warriors, he has plenty of game on the golf course. He has played on a sponsor invite each of the last two years at the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic, shooting rounds of 74-74 in 2017 and 71-86 earlier this year.

According to the report, the new event is "tentatively slotted" for Sept. 19-22, 2019. With the Tour's revamped schedule ending with the Tour Championship on Aug. 25, that date would likely make Curry's event the second of the 2019-20 wraparound season, in between the season opener at The Greenbrier and the Safeway Open in nearby Napa which has served as the first event of the season since 2013.