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Champions Tour coming to Warwick Hills in Grand Blanc

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GRAND BLANC, MI (WNEM) -

A new golf event is coming to Mid-Michigan.

The PGA held a press conference at the former site of the Buick Open to announce the Champions Tour will be coming to Warwick Hills. The Ally Challenge will debut Sept. 10 through Sept. 16 in 2018. 

>>Read the full press release here<<

The tournament will feature a $2 million purse, with a three-year agreement in place through 2020.

Ally Financial Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer Andrea Riley was a featured speakers at Tuesday’s announcement in Grand Blanc.

“We are very proud to be bringing The Ally Challenge to Warwick Hills next fall, and to be part of the spirit and legacy of PGA TOUR Champions,” Riley said. “Our sponsorship of this tournament not only brings an exciting sporting event to the area, but also reflects our deep commitment to doing right in our communities and making meaningful contributions to the places where we live and work. We’ve played a significant role in the revitalization of Detroit over the past decade, and with the debut of The Ally Challenge next fall, we’ll be extending those efforts and helping to also drive positive economic impacts in the communities of Flint and Grand Blanc.”

The Ally Challenge marks the sixth new event announced by PGA TOUR Champions over the past two-and-a-half years, and becomes the newest staple on a schedule that currently features tournaments in four countries and 18 states.

The Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club is a special place for not only the golf-loving fans in Mid-Michigan, but also for the golfers themselves. The course was home to the Buick Open for more than 50 years and was widely considered a favorite among the players. 

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