FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 26, 2012
The PGA TOUR Policy Board has approved a reconfigured FedExCup season beginning in October of 2013. The Frys.com Open will become the first event of the season.
The Fry’s Electronics sponsored tournament will be played in Silicon Valley the week of October 7-13, 2013, immediately following The Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The events formerly known as the Fall Series will be incorporated into the FedExCup with full points.
“The PGA TOUR is pleased that the Fall Series tournaments will lead off the FedExCup season. The Frys.com Open has been successful since its inception, and with it becoming the first event of the season, we are certain that Fry’s Electronics and their tournament staff will elevate the event even further,” said Commissioner Tim Finchem.
Tournament Chairperson Kathy Kolder, an Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Fry’s said: “Duke Butler, Tournament President, and I have been striving for this change of schedule for two years, so this is great news. It should help grow our event in stature, player field, Golf Channel audience, and attendance, therefore increasing net contributions to charity.”
The Frys.com Open became an Official PGA TOUR tournament in 2006. The first two events were played in Las Vegas, NV followed by three in Scottsdale, AZ. The October 8-14, 2012 event at CordeValle Golf Club near San Jose will be the third tournament held in Silicon Valley.
The tournament awarded proceeds of $1,000,000 to various charities last year. Bryce Molder is the Defending Champion.
Begun in 2006, Frys.com Open is an official PGA Tour tournament benefiting many worthwhile charities. The title sponsor is Fry’s Electronics, a privately owned retailer with 34 nationwide locations headquartered in San Jose, California. Information about the tournament is available on www.frysopengolf.com.
Shari Boxer Baker, 408.888.5449