Thanks to reader Paul for this Robert Bell story on the likelihood that Forest Oaks is doomed as a PGA Tour venue. Bet they're glad they've poured all of that money into modernizing the design for PGA Tour play!
Officials are hoping a move to Sedgefield will build on the momentum from this year's new date on the PGA Tour.
Well, until they realize that "new date" isn't so hot. Well, unless you are interested in the race to make it into the top 144. That Kevin Na-Todd Hamilton points shootout will be fasinating...to their immediate friends and family.
Despite improvements to Forest Oaks, including a $3.5 million renovation to the course just four years ago, Wyndham officials said last year they were exploring moving the tournament to a course closer to downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
Sources said the biggest worries — parking and space for tents and bleachers around Sedgefield's tight course — can be worked out. Patrons could park at Grandover Resorts and take a shuttle to the course. Corporate tents — which generate most of a tournament's revenue — would be smaller, but Sedgefield's Tudor clubhouse also could be used.
Another plus: Sedgefield is in the midst of a $2.7 million renovation of its Donald Ross-designed course that should be complete by this spring.
Well at least they might be moving to a Ross course!