December 11, 2020

Steph Curry Event Unlikely in 2021; Safeway Open in Limbo

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Amidst a flurry of activity, it appears that there’s some possible changes coming to the NorCal golf scene.

As first reported by San Francisco Chronicle golf writer and NCGA Golf Magazine regular contributor Ron Kroichick, it appears that Warrior star Steph Curry’s plans to hold a new PGA Tour event at TPC Harding Park have hit a bump. The inaugural event was to possibly be held in September 2021, but it now looks like that won’t happen.

As part of that news, Medinah Country Club in Chicago was named the new host of the 2026 Presidents Cup, as first reported by Golfchannel.com.

TPC Harding Park had been tabbed to host the Cup, but relinquished its rights to the biennial match in its pursuit of having Curry host an event at the course.

As per Curry’s event, one potential snag revolves around spectators. Due to COVID-19, many events, such as the AT&T Pro-Am, will not have spectators. According to reports, Workday, the finance and human-resources software company that had agreed to be the sponsor title for Curry’s event, would prefer to wait to allow spectators.

In other news, it is rumored that the Safeway Open in Napa is on shaky ground due to potential sponsorship issues. Safeway’s contract expired in 2020.

The original idea was to have Curry’s event precede the Safeway Open in the PGA Tour calendar.

Stay tuned.

–NCGA Staff