Atlanta Loses Sponsor, PGA Tour Stop

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- The PGA Tour announced Monday the AT&T Classic will not return to Atlanta in 2009. The tournament, formerly known as the BellSouth Classic, has been held in Atlanta for 40 years but lost AT&T as its title sponsor in December.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said the lack of a title
sponsor "has necessitated the move in order to solidify the
schedule for the future."

The Atlanta Classic Foundation was unable to find a new title
sponsor. Finchem said Atlanta may instead host a Champions Tour
event to continue the Classic's tradition of contributing to
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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