Stephen Curry’s PGA Tour event scrapped | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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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. Lake Merced was circled as the course venue, and the tournament was slotted for September 19-22 on the tour schedule.

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the development, and Curry told the newspaper he isn't giving up on the idea. Negotiations broke down with Workday, the finance and human resources center in the Bay Area.

The PGA Tour altered its schedule this year to end the FedEx Cup playoffs in August. The bottom line is the short timeframe for creating an event in early fall of 2019 was the biggest obstacle.

The tour could be alluding to proposed changes to Lake Merced.

"We are grateful for the efforts by all parties involved in discussions, including the Lake Merced Golf Club and its membership, who overwhelmingly voted to approve hosting a PGA Tour event".

Curry, though, remains steadfast the event will ultimately happen.

Kay Madati, VP and Global Head of Content Partnerships at Twitter, said in a statement, "We saw tremendous excitement and growth in 2018 around golf conversation and sponsor enthusiasm for PGA TOUR content on Twitter".

Stephen Curry's golden touch wasn't enough to secure sponsorship for a new event the PGA Tour planned to add to its schedule this fall in Northern California. "It just won't be this year".

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