PORTLAND -- Since 2009, the LPGA Safeway Classic was played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, but that's about to change.
Columbia-Edgewater, which had been home to this event from 1974-2008 before a change of venue, is getting its tournament back.
"We had a great run at Pumpkin Ridge for four years, (now) we're back at Columbia- Edgewater," said tournament Chairman Don Ossey. "Tremendous history at Columbia-Edgewater. It's one of the best golf courses in the Pacific Northwest voted by Golf Magazine's players, it's a great test of golf."
And the test will be even more stern this summer, as the event moves from 54 holes to a more traditional 72 hole, four-round event.
"It's only been a few LPGA tournaments that maintained that 54 hole format, so we're one of the last to change to the 72-hole format. It's the traditional model and it's the preferred model of the LPGA," Ossey said.
The 2013 Safeway Classic will take place from August 29th -September 1st. The Golf Channel has planned to televise all four rounds.
As has been the case in the past, proceeds will benefit children's charities throughout the state of Oregon.