Tuesday two council members asked that the city of Fresno pitch in $1.2 million to sponsor it.
The city council says 90 golfers have committed to coming to town for the tournament in October.
Monday night the City of Clovis pledged $24,000 for the tournament.
Council member Larry Westerlund says Fresno could see a $30 million economic impact from the event, a return That would far outweigh the investment.
The council admitted it's been hard to find sponsors since plans for the original location at Running Horse Golf Course began falling apart.
Council members are asking for a special meeting to address the $1.2 million pledge.
Today nearly everyone plays a coarse and vulgar pitch which punches a hole in the green. With the exception of the Old Course at St. Andrews and few similar courses, there is rarely any necessity to play any other kind of shot. Golfers are losing the joy of playing the variety of approach shots that were so necessary in the old days. ALISTER MACKENZIE