Fry's reportedly moving to CordeValle
The Frys.com Open, which served as a PGA Tour coming-out party for two talented California youngsters last week, appears headed to the Golden State next year.
A number of media outlets, including Golf Digest, the San Jose Mercury News, AZGolf.org, reported that the 2010 edition of the tournament will take place at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif., about 30 miles outside of San Jose, Calif. Fry's is headquartered in San Jose.
In its first three years, the Frys.com Open -- part of the Fall Finish schedule -- has been played at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Troy Matteson won this year's tournament in a playoff over California youngsters Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark.
The PGA Tour policy board is expected to vote on this move in November, prior to the release of its 2010 schedule.
Despite its Harding Park Golf Course hosting the recent Presidents Cup and serving as venue for a WGC event in 2005, the San Francisco Bay area does not currently have an annual PGA Tour event. Lake Merced Golf Club is expected to host a FedEx Cup playoff event in 2013 or '14 and either a Presidents Cup, WGC tournament or another FedEx playoff event between 2014 and 2019.
Golf Digest reported Monday that the tournament will eventually end up at The Institute in Morgan Hill. The Institute is owned by Fry's Electronics founder John Fry.
Jason Sobel is a golf writer for ESPN.com.
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