San Jose PGA Tour Event Shifts to Napa

A South Bay golf tournament is heading north, at least for now.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Jul 4, 2013  |  Updated 1:32 PM PDT
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Golfer Billy Mayfair fared well at the 2008 Frys.com Open. That golf tournament will be played in Napa next year.

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The Frys.com Open is heading to Napa.

The PGA Tour event has been a South Bay professional golf event since 2010, the San Jose Mercury News reported, and will be played Oct. 10-13 at the CordeValle Resort in San Martin south of San Jose.

But that will change next year, with the 2014 edition "teeing itself up and driving north" to Napa, the newspaper reported.

The competition in the past has drawn top golf talent, including Tiger Woods, the newspaper reported.

Plans to play the tournament at a private course built by Frys.com founder John Fry went awry, however, when a PG&E pipeline found running through The Institute -- a golf course east of Morgan Hill -- made completion of that course's clubhouse "complicated," the newspaper reported.

So the stage is now Silverado Resort's North Course in Napa, the newspaper reported.

The tournament may be held there in 2015 and 2016 but plans to go to The Institute as soon as the clubhouse is completed, according to tournament officials.

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