Walt Disney World Event Drops Off PGA Tour

The PGA Tour‘s event in Mexico will anchor a six-tournament schedule next fall that for the first time since 1971 will not include Walt Disney World.

Disney has been part of the PGA Tour since Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural event in 1971. It was not a big shock that Disney was dropped from the PGA Tour. Disney lost its title sponsor when the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals did not renew, and Disney did not aggressively pursue a replacement.  It was always a favorite week of the year for players with young families.

The 2013-14 season will commence with the Frys.com Open on Oct. 10-13 in San Martin, Calif., the week following the Presidents Cup. The PGA Tour then moves to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Oct. 17-20 before going overseas for two straight weeks.

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  • dortiz

    Aww… too bad my golfing family always liked to watch the Disney Golf Tournaments.