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NBC, in conjunction with the Sports Network (SNI), will broadcast the 1994 Skills Challenge in Phoenix, AZ, on October 15th. The Skills Challenge pits top PGA pros in a test of various golf skills. Now in its third year, the tournament has received "excellent" overall sales. SNI VP Don Roennigke: "Sponsors recognize this as an established event with growing ratings" (THE DAILY, 9/15). KMART GOLF NEWS: Kmart's recent decision to close 110 stores will "have no effect on its association with the PGA Tour's Greater Greensboro Open. The existing contract provides for Kmart's title sponsorship of the $1.5M tournament through 1996." Stanhope Johnson, chairman of the '95 GGO: "Our relationship is as strong as its ever been" (Helen Rose, GOLFWEEK, 9/17 issue).