Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fore! Broadmoor to host U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in 2011

The Broadmoor hotel, Colorado Springs' five-star luxury resort and one of the city's largest private employers, has snagged another major golf tournament that will pump millions of dollars into the local economy. On Wednesday, The Broadmoor announced it will host the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament July 7-10 in 2011. The hotel hosted the same tournament in 1995, when then-newcomer Annika Sorenstam -- now generally recognized as the Tiger Woods of women's golf -- recorded her first victory on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. At that time, the tournament generated $10.2 million for the Springs economy, while business leaders estimated it was worth another $2 million in free publicity to the community. In 2008, The Broadmoor will host the men's U.S. Senior Open Championship -- another high-profile golf event -- July 28-Aug. 3.

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