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PGA Tour Phoenix Open Likely Staying On Super Bowl Weekend, Despite Speculation

While there has been speculation that the PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open could move off Super Bowl weekend after '15, Tournament Chair Tom King said that local organizers, the PGA Tour and Waste Management "all want to keep the event where it's at on the calendar," according to Bob Young of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. King: "We haven't heard any different. Next year we'll be on the same date as the Super Bowl, and the same in 2015. The one thing in contract talks we're having with Waste Management and the PGA Tour, we want to maintain that date." Young noted the Tour "never has made a secret of preferring" the tournament on that weekend. King: "They like it, obviously. No other tournament is going to have 500,000 fans and the television ratings we get" (AZCENTRAL.com, 12/13).
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