2006 PGA event receives new name, more green

Booth, John
January 2006
Crain's Cleveland Business;1/2/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p7
The article focuses on the golf tournament Cleveland Open that would be organized in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Open is getting a name change and a bigger purse in the wake of last year's return to Northeast Ohio of the PGA Nationwide Tour. Tournament director Paul Kahalley said the newly minted Legend Group Classic will return to StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights, Ohio with a $500,000 purse and a full-fledged naming sponsor in Legend Financial Group Ltd. While he declined to disclose the price for Legend's naming rights, Kahalley did say the event already is halfway to reaching its goal of $1.5 million in sponsorships for 2006.


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