Reading Ron Kroichick's item on the Schwab Cup leaving Harding Park for Desert Mountain, it's surprising that we've reached late 2011 and this issue still hasn't been resolved:
Even so, Thursday's news highlights the uncertainty about scheduling matters at Harding. The city's contract with the PGA Tour (which runs the Champions Tour) calls for two more marquee events at Harding in the coming years, including the "penultimate playoff event" on the big tour, the BMW Championship, in 2013 or '14.
But tour officials boxed themselves into a corner, given similar obligations to hold that tournament outside Chicago (its traditional home) in 2013 and near Denver (at Cherry Hills) in 2014. The tour and city of San Francisco have been negotiating ways to reshape their deal, possibly pushing back the higher-profile PGA Tour events and instead bringing more Schwab Cups to Harding.