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The Loop

Champions Tour thinking globally

July 31, 2009

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