OMAHA (KPTM) – The 2013 U.S Senior Open at the Omaha Country Club is wrapped up. Fans will now have to wait a month until the Cox Classic to watch more professionals tee it up for a championship.
But some fans are worried Omaha will not be home to another major 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 its contracts. Including the contract with Champions Run Golf Course. As contract negations continue, it is also safe to say next year's Cox Classic could be completely different.
Golfer Jordan Stevens said, "It would be a terrible shame if it went away or we didn't have it at one of the local golf courses just because it is a great event."
Fox 42 News spoke with the Cox Classic Tournament Director Chad 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 making contingency plans for next year's Cox Classic. The group allows fans to park in the parking lots of the church. Stacy Auman told Fox 42 News they have about 2,000 cars during the tournament. He said they make around $15,000. If the tournament chooses a different golf course, they would be out thousands.
"It would put some pressure on us to find a new fundraising event," 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.