2011 Preview will not be held at Riviera

Due to scheduling conflicts at Riviera Country Club during the fall of 2011, the Ping/Golfweek Preview will not be held next season.

The Preview annually takes place in September or early October at the site of the following spring’s NCAA Division I Championship. Riviera, located just outside Los Angeles, will host the 2012 NCAA Championship.

In the past, the Preview twice was not able to take place at the site of the national championship. Tournament sponsors Ping and Golfweek held invitational events at different venues those years, including in 2010.

However, it was felt that staging an event not at the finals venue defeated the purpose of the Preview.

Preparations are currently ongoing for the Ping/Golfweek Preview to return to the collegiate schedule in the fall of 2012 at Capital City Golf Club in Atlanta, which will host the 2013 NCAA Championship.

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