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Did the PGA Tour Forget to Send Out the Memo?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 12:14 PM, under , ,

Athens, GA (Feb 24, 2009) - When reading Darren Rovell's always excellent blog over breakfast this morning, something caught my eye in his post about AT&T becoming Tiger's Woods' bag sponsor. Darren wrote

Besides Woods' tournament, they sponsor two other PGA Tour events, including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the AT&T Classic (emphasis added). They also are the presenting sponsor of the Cotton Bowl.

There is only one problem. AT&T dropped their sponsorship of the AT&T Classic (most recently known as the Bellsouth Classic) after the 2008 Tournament at TPC Sugarloaf. It has ben replaced on the schedule by the Valero Texas Open, which moved from the meaningless fall series schedule on the PGA Tour.

So if you are not yet confused, does not make it any easier. If you Google the AT&T Classic, you are brought to the tournament page on the site. Here you will find a prominent banner advertising the now non-existent 2009 tournament, including a link to, a site that no longer exists.

The has always been an excellent example of data availability and data presentation. But a mistake like this is one that should never happen. Even though you will not find the tournament listed in the tournaments page, Google does not forget.

Related Link(s)

Darren Rovell: Tiger Will Have AT&T Golf Bag
AT&T Classic Page at

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