Professional golf returning to Omaha

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 19:20:39-04
Another professional sporting event is returning to Omaha.
The tour, owned by the PGA, say there will be a championship tournament returning to Omaha.
“This is where we want it to be,” Bill Calfree, President of tour. “We though, with all things considered, with the location, with the parking, with the golf course, it's a great golf course. That's one of the things that I'm personally excited about.”
Area charities are expected to get thousands, if not millions of dollars from the tour across the next five years.
The last year the tour was in Omaha, 2013, the professional golfing event raised more than $100,000 for 12-area organizations.
Pinnacle Bank Nebraska President Marc Hock is identifying what area charities will get PGA money once the events begin in 2017.
Hock says the real winners are area charities.
While PGA says local charities will be the real winners of the tournaments from 2017 to 2021, he says the Nebraska plans could mean bigger plans for the future.
“We’re into long term relationships,” Calfree said. “We want it to be a place for long term. We have four events on our schedule now that lasted 27 years so, on the PGA tour that's certainly the case. I think we have an opportunity here to build a very, very long term partnership, more than the five years that we have now.”