One of the nation's most fascinating and well visited events that will bring millions of spectators to the Napa Valley, California greens. The PGA Tour will be hosted at the lovely Silverado Resort and Spa and will be sponsored by Safeway Food and Wine Pavillion. The Silverado Pavillion is a 27,000 sft. tent, which, during the tour's gala celebrations, the main event will featured. Delicious delicacies prepared by Safeway's world renowned chefs, Charlie Palmer, Thom Keller, and Masarahu Moritmo of the Safeway Culinary Experience are among the fine foods that will be available.

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PGA Tour kicking off in October

The most talented group of star, pro-golfers to ever walk the hilly greens will soon gather. Since 2007, changes made by the commission will be reflected at the FedEx Cup, this year, as Safeway Stores sponsorship marks the start of the 9th annual Safeway Open.

Based on information provided by the PGA commission and commissioner, Tim Fincher, players from around the nation will gather in Napa Valley just 90 miles north west of the former PGA games at San Martin, California.

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The games that formerly kicked off in San Martin at the Corde Valley Golf Club, will now be located at Silverado each year for the next 4 years.

Playing a role in the PGA Tournament has championed causes for Safeway Foods and the PGA.  According to Safeway Stores owners, the role the company has played has made it possible to extend philanthropic support to the Napa community. Safeway officers commented that it is a more than generous charity of the PGA that has been the substance of the greatest and most appreciated gifts given by the Napa area contributors.

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As a result of the PGA Tour this year, Safeway Stores and the PGA Commission will pour more than 1 million dollars into helping with economic and other areas of need designed to support the well-being and the best interest of the residents and city leaders of Napa Valley. 

Prior to 2007

The effort to bring the PGA Tour to the valley had not been any less than complex, according to Kathy Kolde and former sponsor Chr.

John Fry.  While burning the midnight oil, PGA Commissioners spent the last 8 years working  to raise $6 million dollars to assist benefactor communities. 

This year's Safeway PGA Tour will be host to 125 of the nation's champion golfers. Among the top in the tournament are Jason Day who stands at +1, 2040 points and 3 wins, Adam Scott, at -1, 1348 points and 2 wins, Russel Knox settling in at +1, 1350 points and 0 wins, Brad Snedeker with a -1, 1300 points and 1 win and Kevin Chappel with +10, 1223 points and zero wins. 

Other players in the top ten position are Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, Patrick Read, Hideikei Matsuyama and Jordan Speth.  

These players will complete in 47 separate categories and 43 events before the finalists qualify to compete in the 4 8 million dollar events -- the preliminaries in which the players will compete to win a portion of the $32million dollar award in addition to the FedEx Cup.

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In October, the games that start with a total of 125 professionals will tee off at the Barclays Tour, New York at New Jersey and will advance to the Duetsche Bank Championship in Boston with 100 players.  The tour will arrive at Carmel with 70 players competing in the BMW Championship.  It is in Carmel at the BMW Championship that only 1 player will win out over the final 30 golfers who will move to the Atlanta, Coca Cola championship to compete for the Cup.   

This year's PGA pros are seeking a matched for the expert golf game of pros who have left a lasting mark on the American public.  Golf fans recall Lee Trevino and Arnold Palmer among the greatest, but the game of golf would not be what it is today without the display of talent and ability and the winning style of multi-cup winner, Tiger Woods.

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Woods is the champ who took home the top awards in the very first Safeway PGA tour in 2007. Again in 2009, Woods would emerge as the victor over some 150 pro-golfers.  

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