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Pro Golf May Return To Gwinnett

Champions Tour is the possible visitor, officials say.

Gwinnett County may see a pro golf tour stop again after an absence of several years.

Gwinnett tourism officials are discussing with the PGA Tour on getting a tournament in the county, and may release information at the end of April. It likely would be a Champions Tour event, which is for pro golfers at least 50 years old.

"It would be great to get this tournament here in Gwinnett," said Stan Hall of the Gwinnett Sports Commission.

The tour stop likely would be at the TPC Sugarloaf course in Duluth, which hosted the regular PGA Tour event through 2008. The event left because of the lack of a title sponsor.

The Champions Tour includes some very recognizable names. Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Tom Kite are among the leaders in the Charles Schwab cup, which is the season-long points race for the tour..

Ronald Wexler April 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I sure would like to see the PGA come back. Now, if they would do something about the price of concessions.
Sharon Swanepoel April 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM
You are not alone, in both of those wishes, Ronald!
Jason Brooks April 17, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I'd love to see the Champions Tour in Gwinnett. I loved going to TPC Sugarloaf for the old tournament, and I would get a kick out of being able to see some of the more seasoned pros tee it up. But I'm with you, Mr. Ron - the price of stuff is outta hand.

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