Yesterday’s young guns could soon be back on the fairways of the Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Resort. This year Davis Love III, Scott Verplank, Billy Andrade, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Lee Janzen hit 50 and top the Champions Tour eligible list. Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open Champion, earned his first of eight PGA TOUR wins at the 1992 Tucson Open on the Catalina Course.
Here in Tucson, “It’s déjà vu all over again,” as Yogi Berra famously quipped – the Conquistadores couldn’t agree more. The 52-year old civic group hosted and operated the PGA TOUR Tuc-TUCSON CONQUISTADORES Next Year’s Tucson Classic Promises a Happy Reunion The finishing hole at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course, 2006 son Open from 1966 through 2006 and Omni Tucson National served as the venue for 30 of those tournaments.
Joe Brossart, the Conquistadors’ 2015 tournament chairman, said the group’s responsibilities have greatly expanded with the Tucson Classic compared to its hospitality and sales roles for the 2007- 2014 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championships.
“Fortunately, there are a hundred-plus Conquistadores who have decades of experience on planning and operating every aspect of a pro golf tournament from start to finish,” said Brossart. “We’re ready to make Tucson proud.”
Next Year’s Tucson Classic Promises a Happy Reunion
by Joan Liess