Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Senior Players Is Moving

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Senior Players Is Moving

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The Constellation Senior Players Championship found a new home for 2015 after its three-year run at the Fox Chapel Golf Club ends next month. The tournament will move to Belmont Country Club in Boston next year with the possibility it could return to Fox Chapel in 2017, said Jay Monahan, deputy commissioner of the PGA Tour.

The Champions Tour is moving the event from Fox Chapel after the June 26-29 event because they don't want to compete for corporate sponsorship with the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

"We can't stress enough, Pittsburgh has been a fantastic host," Monahan said. "The players have loved playing Fox Chapel Golf Club."

More golf

Tiger Woods described his recovery from back surgery as a "very slow process" that offered him no timetable on when he can return for a summer filled with big championships. Woods already missed the Masters, choosing to have microdiscectomy surgery March 31 to relieve pain from a pinched nerve. Though he is uncertain when he can even start hitting half-shots, Woods made it sound as though he would not be ready for the U.S. Open June 12-15 at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

College basketball

Oregon State fired Craig Robinson after six seasons without making the NCAA tournament. The brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, Robinson had a solid start in Corvallis, taking a program that had lost 21 consecutive Pac-12 Conference games to an 18-win season in 2008-09. Robinson went 94-105 with Oregon State after spending two seasons as Brown's head coach.

* The Big Ten and Big East conferences will begin a series of eight games in the first week of the 2015-16 season, and the multi- day event will be named for the late Dave Gavitt. The Big Ten said it will continue its challenge series with the ACC.

* The Big Ten Conference reportedly will announce today that its men's tournament is going to be held at Washington's Verizon Center in 2017. …

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