Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Web.com Tour announced on Tuesday that it will be returning to Cleveland in 2014.
The Cleveland Open, which will have a purse of $600,000, will be contested June 5-8 at par-71 Lakewood Country Club. The tour and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission have signed a three-year contract.
"We are very excited about the Web.com Tour's future in Cleveland and our partnership with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, which has been responsible for attracting and promoting so many successful sporting events in the greater Cleveland area since 2000," said Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee. "Lakewood Country Club is going to be a terrific host facility and we believe its golf course will quickly become a favorite among tour players. With so many enthusiastic golfers and golf fans, we look forward to bringing the world-class talents of Web.com Tour players to Cleveland next June as the pursuit of the 50 available PGA TOUR cards heats up.
Cleveland first hosted a PGA Tour event in 1938. The event returned from 1963-72. The Web.com Tour contested 14 events at two separate courses from 1990-2001, then 2005-07.