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    On another note the 2021 Solheim Cup went to Inverness in Toledo

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    Looks like Southern Hills is in position to get the 2021 Senior PGA and 2024 PGA. Announcement coming May 30th.

    I will def attend but still disappointed Oak Tree National wasn't selected or even in the running. They seemed to have some solid momentum going after the 2014 Senior Open.

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    Has anybody heard anything on this?

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    Ed Evans was a key member of the original group of OKC investors who purchased the NBA Seattle Supersonics\ in 2006. Evans purchased Oak Tree National with the intent of luring another professional major event, or perhaps landing an annual stop on the PGA Tour.



    Oak Tree National now the second-toughest course in America according to Golf Digest

    Oak Tree was originally designed by Pete Dye. Evans invested in some major renovations of Oak Tree in 2014 prior to the 2014 Senior Open.


    If anyone can bring a major tournament or an annual stop on the PGA tour, Edward Evans is your guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindedBoomer View Post
    Has anybody heard anything on this?


    PGA Championship 2017: 11 venues that could now host a major in May https://www.golfdigest.com/story/pga...a-major-in-may

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    Gonna be tough. Southern Hills has been awarded PGA Championship sometime before 2030. US Open isn't on their radar either at the moment.

    So if anything the best shot at anything significant in the next decade'ish is another Senior Major, US Amateur, some kind of women's event, or a Fedex Cup event.

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    Some news up at Oak Tree National. Ed Evans has sold the club to minority owner Everett Dobson. I feel pretty good about this. Ed has done a great job bringing the club back to it's deserved status. Everett seems like the right guy to keep that momentum going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worthy cook View Post
    Some news up at Oak Tree National. Ed Evans has sold the club to minority owner Everett Dobson. I feel pretty good about this. Ed has done a great job bringing the club back to it's deserved status. Everett seems like the right guy to keep that momentum going.
    Dobson, one of the current owners of the Oklahoma City Thunder has the capital to turn Oak Tree around; possibly secure an annual event for central Oklahoma.

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    There is really nothing to turn around. That part had already been done.

    Dont expect an annual tournament out here either. It's either a PGA or US Open for them.

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    What's the consensus on their chances of landing a major? Is it something that could happen anytime soon, or is it more likely in a decade or two once all of the surrounding roads have been expanded to four lanes?

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    The biggest drawback for the course now is all the houses that have been around it over the years. The setups for the most part over the last few years have been more wide open properties. Erin hills, chambers bay, shinnecock, ect. Allows for big patron areas and media tents galore. Oak Tree could get it done, but our logistics are a bit trickier.

    Everything is booked up until 2030. However with the PGA HQ moving to Frisco, along with tourney moving up to May, I would say it has a better chance at landing one after 2030.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worthy cook View Post
    There is really nothing to turn around. That part had already been done.

    Dont expect an annual tournament out here either. It's either a PGA or US Open for them.
    If there's nothing to turn around; then explain why the OKC area haven't secured a PGA or US Open event?

    Oak Tree National original construction cost were $3 million in 1974. Don Mathis purchased the complex for $3.5 million and poured $3 million into course and clubhouse renovations. Evans invested $6 million worth of improvements and upgrades.

    Tulsa's Southern Hills continue to outperform Oak Tree National in securing PGA sanctioned events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laramie View Post
    If there's nothing to turn around; then explain why the OKC area haven't secured a PGA or US Open event?

    Oak Tree National original construction cost were $3 million in 1974. Don Mathis purchased the complex for $3.5 million and poured $3 million into course and clubhouse renovations. Evans invested $6 million worth of improvements and upgrades.

    Tulsa's Southern Hills continue to outperform Oak Tree National in securing PGA sanctioned events.
    If you had only read 2 posts down before posting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny d View Post
    If you had only read 2 posts down before posting...
    Two posts down or two posts up; we'll see what the future holds for Oak Tree National beyond 2030...

    The ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses will be published separately, Golf Digest: https://www.golfdigest.com/gallery/a...ourses-ranking


    34. SOUTHERN HILLS C.C. 7,184 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 63.4031 Tulsa, Okla. / Perry Maxwell (1936) / Gil Hanse (2018)


    60. OAK TREE NATIONAL Edmond, Okla. / Pete Dye & Alice Dye (1976) / Tripp Davis (2012) 7,410 Yards, Par 71 / Points: 62.1249

    Oklahoma has two of the top 100 ranked golf/country clubs in the United States. Dobson's ownership IMHO will help maintain & secure Oklahoma's ranking in the top 100. Sure, we don't have the mountains or oceans in the fore/or backdrop. We are competitive...

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