Cox Classic leaders comment on PGA Tour severing ties

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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 am

Gary Grote and Chad Mardesen, who were the president and tournament director, respectively, of the Cox Classic, issued a statement Friday about the PGA Tour severing its ties with the Omaha Community Service Foundation to run the city’s Web.com Tour golf tournament.

“The OCSF has worked tirelessly the last 18 months to make the tournament better for Omaha, while ensuring its long-term success,’’ read a portion of the statement. “Unfortunately, it became apparent that the PGA and Web.com Tours did not share the Foundation’s vision for the future operations of the Omaha event.

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