PGA Tour To Manage Harding Park

The PGA Tour and the City of San Francisco have agreed to add historic Harding Park to the Tour’s TPC Network:

The City of San Francisco and the PGA TOUR announced Wednesday that historic Harding Park has become part of the TPC Network and will be operated by PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties for no management fee.

Through terms of the 9½-year agreement, the facility will be known as TPC Harding Park. The championship Harding Park Course will maintain its iconic cypress tree as part of a revised logo, and a new logo has been created for the facility’s Fleming 9 course, as well.

While not specifically included in the deal, the PGA TOUR pledged to donate any incentive bonuses received for successfully operating the historic course to The First Tee of San Francisco, a chapter of The First Tee (http://www.thefirsttee.org) that is based at the Fleming 9 course, as well as to other local charities.

The First Tee is a non-profit initiative of the World Golf Foundation dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

It seems to me that the Tour must plan on bringing more events to the venue. In recent years, it’s hosted a President’s Cup, a World Golf Championship event and most recently, the Charles Schwab Championship.

There’s a nice article on the history of Harding Park at the PGA Tour website.

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