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Champions Tour thinking globally

More international opportunities might be on the horizon for the Champions Tour.

Golf World has learned that tour officials are exploring the viability of a tournament in Dubai, perhaps as early as next year, though there is no timetable. The idea is to provide a second overseas event scheduled either before or after a new event slated to debut in 2010 in South Korea.

The PGA Tour announced in June a multi-year agreement to take the Champions Tour to Asia for the first time with a tournament at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, near Seoul. That tournament is likely to be held in September.

--Dave Shedloski