Web.com Tour adds 3 events

Updated: January 17, 2014, 8:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA Tour announced its 25-event Web.com Tour schedule Friday, adding new tournaments in Oregon, Nova Scotia and Ohio.

The Cleveland Open is set for June 5-8 at A.W. Tillinghast-designed Lakewood in Westlake. The Nova Scotia Classic will played July 3-6 at Ashburn in Halifax, and the Portland Open will close the 21-event regular season at Pumpkin Ridge on Aug. 21-24.

The Stonebrae Classic in Hayward, Calif., is returning after a one-year break because of clubhouse construction. It will be played July 31-Aug. 3.

Twenty-five PGA Tour cards for the 2014-15 season will be awarded from the money list at the end of the regular season. An additional 25 PGA Tour cards are available in the Web.com Tour Finals, the four event series that returns to Fort Wayne, Ind. (Aug. 25-31); Davidson, N.C. (Sept. 1-7); Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 8-14); and Ponte Vedra Beach (Sept. 15-21).

"This tour is clearly positioned as the path to the PGA Tour," PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said. "We believe the Web.com Tour's global appeal, presence and structure are at an all-time high and positioned to be elevated even higher."

The tour's 25th season will open Feb. 13-16 with the Colombia Championship in Bogota. The U.S. schedule will begin with the Louisiana Open on March 27-30.

Four events -- Wichita, Kan. (June 19-22); Boise, Idaho (July 17-20); Springfield, Mo. (Aug. 7-10); and Knoxville, Tenn. (Aug. 14-17) -- remain from the tour's inaugural season in 1990.

Golf Channel will televise 11 tournaments.

Also Friday, the PGA Tour announced that the Web.com Tour will not have a tournament in Omaha this year.

The PGA Tour said in a statement Friday that it would take a one-year hiatus with respect to Omaha. The Cox Classic has been played at Champions Run since 1996. The PGA cut ties with the tournament's local organizing committee and no course is available for 2014.

The PGA said it needs time to restructure the tournament and develop new partnerships in Omaha. The Omaha event typically has paid one of the highest purses of the year and draws some of the biggest crowds.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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