Victoria National owners exploring to leave agreement as host site for Korn Ferry Tour Championship

Victoria National owners exploring to leave agreement as host site for Korn Ferry Tour Championship
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 4:49 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2022 at 6:53 PM CDT
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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - The Korn Ferry Tour Championship Presented By United Leasing & Finance could soon be moving away from the Tri-State.

TOUR Vision Promotions Co-Founder Patrick Nichol confirmed with 14 News that Dormie Network, the owner of Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, is exercising its ability to leave the 10-year contract in its fifth year, which is 2023. Nichol has managed the golf tournament for the last several years.

In 2021, the Korn Ferry Tour Championship celebrated its 10th year in the Tri-State.

Ron Romain, the president and CEO of United Leasing and Finance, says they heard this information from the PGA Tour.

United Leasing and Finance is still in their 10-year contract with the PGA Tour. Romain says they are committed to keeping the tournament in Southern Indiana.

“We’re committed, the [Golf Gives Back] board is committed,” Romain said. “We’re going to look for various options in Southern Indiana. One of the key reasons we wanted to bring this tournament to Evansville and to our region was to help identify Southwest Indiana, certainly Evansville, a little more broadly, and I think we’ve accomplished that. We’re going to continue to look at those options and see where we can place that event.”

Nichol says that Victoria National is still set to host the tournament in 2022 and 2023.

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