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Will Pro Golf Return To Austin?

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 PM CDT

Festivities for the 2012 AT&T Championship have kicked off in San Antonio.  The Champions tour event itself begins on Friday and concludes Sunday.

Three years have passed since Austin last hosted a Champions Tour event – a disappointment to almost everyone involved in the city’s golf community.

“This is the hottest city in the US right now,” explains former Longhorn and legendary golfer Tom Kite. 

“It's mystifying we don't have a sponsor."

A sponsor became an issue almost immediately following the 2009 event.  The Security and Exchange Commission accused Triton, the tournament’s sponsor, of fraud.  Triton fooled its investors into an insurance scam worth millions.  Big time athletes like Earl Campbell, Ty Detmer and many others saw their savings wiped away in a Ponzi scheme.

No one has stepped in to sponsor the tournament since.

Count Kite in the group that believes Austin will one day host a Champions Tour event again.

“Believe me – we are talking to officials in Champions Tour to get more aggressive in pursuit of a title sponsor,” says Kite.  “In the next few years we'll be able to come up with a Champions Tour event.”Will Pro Golf Return To Austin?


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NBA

Thursday's Games

Cleveland 110, Golden State 99

Phoenix 117, Oklahoma City 113, OT

Friday's Games

Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Orlando at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Golden State at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Brooklyn at Houston, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Utah at Denver, 9 p.m.

San Antonio at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Thursday's Games

St. Louis 2, Winnipeg 1, SO

Buffalo 6, Vancouver 3

N.Y. Rangers 4, Arizona 3

Montreal 5, Columbus 2

Toronto 3, Philadelphia 2

Chicago 3, Florida 0

Minnesota 4, Nashville 2

Ottawa 1, Los Angeles 0

Detroit 3, San Jose 2

Friday's Games

Boston at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Calgary at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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