October 29, 2010

Turning Stone off PGA Tour

Turning Stone off PGA TourThe Turning Stone Resort Championship is off the PGA Tour after a four-year run.

The tournament, staged at Atunyote Golf Club since 2007, will not return to the PGA Tour schedule in 2011. Turning Stone, which is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, was seeking an unencumbered date during the PGA Tour regular season, but a mutually acceptable date did not become available.

Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter said the resort wanted a stand-alone date in either June, July or August, two weeks before or after a major.

"It's a frustrating experience," Halbritter said Friday in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "We did seek a better date, and one wasn't available. We're in a climate that doesn't have as large a window as maybe Las Vegas or Florida or southern climates. For us, a date is important to be in a good, temperate zone."
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Halbritter to Play in PGA Event and Golf Championship = Major Accomplishment.

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