PGA Tour scraps Stephen Curry's event

  • PGA Tour scraps Stephen Curry's event

PGA Tour scraps Stephen Curry's event

The Chronicle said talks with Pleasanton-based Workday, a finance and human resources software company that has endorsement deals with some PGA Tour players, unexpectedly broke off. Curry's tournament was to be played September 19-22, but it still didn't have a tournament director and there were concerns that work to Lake Merced Golf Club could not be completed in time.

Twitter and the PGA Tour have announced an expanded agreement to live stream close to 140 hours of live competition on the social network for the 2018-2019 season, from 28 tournaments. "While it has been reported that sponsorship was the primary factor, this is untrue".

Lake Merced planned to make $3.6 million in course upgrades to host the event, according to the report, and there is still the option officials could find a sponsor in time for the start of the 2020-21 season.

This time around, Saturday and Sunday morning coverage "will result in the most live PGA TOUR content ever offered on Twitter", explains a press release.

However, the event has now been scrapped, at least for 2019.

Whether that date is filled with another event or if the fall tournaments are juggled is unclear.

Curry tells the newspaper he is remains committed to bringing a PGA Tour event to the Bay Area, but it won't be this year.

The tour's statement said it looked forward to continuing to work with Curry on a tournament. "We've seen Stephen's passion for helping others through the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation, and his love of golf is well documented".