Web.com Tour won’t stop at Southpointe in 2014
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA Tour announced its 25-event Web.com Tour schedule Friday, adding new tournaments in Oregon, Nova Scotia and Ohio.
No longer on the schedule is a stop at the Southpointe Golf Club. Mylan Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, was the corporate sponsor of the Mylan Golf Classic that was held at Southpointe for the past four years. Mylan opted to end is sponsorship of the Web.com tournament and a new corporate sponsor was not found in time for the event to be put on the 2014 schedule.
The Mylan Classic was a fixture at Southpointe since 2010, when the first tournament was held over Labor Day weekend. The tournament remained on the holiday weekend until last year, when it was moved to the first week in August.
Ben Martin won the 2013 Mylan Classic by five strokes over Kelly Kraft. The other winners were Robert Streb in 2012, Gary Christian in 2011 and Kevin Kisner in 2010.
The Cleveland Open is set for June 5-8 at A.W. Tillinghast-designed Lakewood in Westlake. The Nova Scotia Classic will played July 3-6 at Ashburn in Halifax, and the Portland Open will close the 21-event regular season at Pumpkin Ridge on Aug. 21-24.
The Stonebrae Classic in Hayward, Calif., is returning after a one-year break because of clubhouse construction. It will be played July 31-Aug. 3.
Twenty-five PGA Tour cards for the 2014-15 season will be awarded from the money list at the end of the regular season. An additional 25 PGA Tour cards are available in the Web.com Tour Finals, the four event series that returns to Fort Wayne, Ind. (Aug. 25-31); Davidson, N.C. (Sept. 1-7); Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 8-14); and Ponte Vedra Beach (Sept. 15-21).
“This tour is clearly positioned as the path to the PGA Tour,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said. “We believe the Web.com Tour’s global appeal, presence and structure are at an all-time high and positioned to be elevated even higher.”
The tour’s 25th season will open Feb. 13-16 with the Colombia Championship in Bogota. The U.S. schedule will begin with the Louisiana Open on March 27-30.
Four events – Wichita, Kan. (June 19-22); Boise, Idaho (July 17-20); Springfield, Mo. (Aug. 7-10); and Knoxville, Tenn. (Aug. 14-17) – remain from the tour’s inaugural season in 1990.
The Golf Channel will televise 11 tournaments.