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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It has been a long streak and no one wanted to see it end.  Tucson has hosted professional golf since 1945 and the announcement today keeps that streak alive.

There are a number of fans who will be happy that a golf tournament is returning to the Omni Tucson National course. This 'Champions Event', is a senior's tour event.

Golf tournaments were moved from the Omni Tucson National Course more than eight years ago, at the time the seniors event was a b-event while the top tour pros played in California. 

That Match Play event left California for Tucson and came to Dove Mountain for eight years. It generated a lot of buzz and national and international exposure for the region, but it was not especially fan friendly. 

This new event will be especially good for the fans that followed golf in the 70s and 80s, with many of the players from that era coming back to a place they are very familiar with. 

The Champions Event will be played in March, with a little better weather for the more genteel player, no frost delays.

As far as a title sponsor, none have been decided yet, but talks are underway.

Stay with Tucson News Now today for more on this new golf event and what it means for Tucson.

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