In S.F., Ron Kroichick reports PGA Tour officials visited Corica Park Golf Course in Alameda, Calif., "twice in the past 10 days, and the course has emerged as the front-runner for a planned new tour event" in September '19 hosted by Warriors G Stephen Curry. The tour has "not reached an agreement" with facility operator with Greenway Golf, and it is "still possible the deal could fall apart." But Octagon, the agency that would run the event, "posted an online job listing Wednesday for 'Vice President, Tournament Director' of 'a full-field PGA Tour event' in the Bay Area." Tour officials have "not announced the dates," but it is "tentatively slotted for Sept. 19-22" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 10/12).
TIERS FOR FEARS: In St. Louis, Benjamin Hochman wrote for fans of USL club St. Louis FC, there is an "interesting mix of emotions about the prospects of an MLS team." Right now, STLFC "has a good thing going." Since STLFC Owner Jim Kavanaugh is already "part of the potential MLS ownership, STLFC will be part" of the potential franchise, "similar to the way STLFC opponents LA Galaxy II and Portland Timbers 2 are connected to MLS clubs" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/11).
TOO GREAT EXPECTATIONS? In Oklahoma City, Berry Tramel notes the NFL is set to stage Seahawks-Raiders in London this Sunday, and "marketing the league overseas is a noble idea, but let's be realistic." Tramel: "Does anyone think football is going to take hold in Europe? ... This isn’t basketball." That said, London "isn’t a bad gig for teams that have trouble selling season tickets." Tramel: "Make London one of your designated home games, and that means you only have to sell seven games on a season-ticket package" (OKLAHOMAN, 10/12).