Golfers Want More Major Golf Events in Omaha

Curt Casper

OMAHA (KPTM) - The 2013 U.S Senior Open at the Omaha CountryClub is wrapped up. Fans will now have to wait a month until the Cox Classic towatch more professionals tee it up for a championship.

But some fans are worried Omaha will not be home to anothermajor golf sporting event. After looking at numbers from the U.S Senior Open,it would be safe to say golf in Omaha is here to stay.

However, the Cox Classic is in the final year of many of itscontracts. Including the contract with Champions Run Golf Course. As contractnegations continue, it is also safe to say next year's Cox Classic could becompletely different.

Golfer Jordan Stevens said, "It would be a terrible shame ifit went away or we didn't have it at one of the local golf courses just becauseit is a great event."

Fox 42 News spoke with the Cox Classic Tournament DirectorChad Mardesen and he said golf in Omaha is here to stay.

"I don't think there is any cause for alarm in those terms,"he said.

Meanwhile, the St Vincent DePaul's Men Club is makingcontingency plans for next year's Cox Classic. The group allows fans to park inthe parking lots of the church. Stacy Auman told Fox 42 News they have about2,000 cars during the tournament. He said they make around $15,000. If thetournament chooses a different golf course, they would be out thousands.

"It would put some pressure on us to find a new fundraisingevent," Auman said.

The Cox Classic at Champions Run kicks off August 19th- 25th. Tickets to the Cox Classic can be purchased by calling 402-399-1800.