Napa Valley PGA Tour
Silverado Resort and Spa to Host 2014 Frys.com Open
Silverado Resort and Spa Owner Johnny Miller and partners announced that the resort will host the 2014 Frys.com Open on its championship North Course, voted one of Golf Week’s “Top 100 Resort Courses,” on October 6-12, 2014. Now in its eighth year, the four-day tournament is the opening event of the PGA TOUR season and features a full-field (132 players) with a $5 million purse and $900,000 payout to the winner. Beginning this year, FedEx Cup points are awarded to players and the winner receives an invitation to The Masters.
The PGA TOUR and Champions Tour are no strangers to Silverado. The resort’s two courses have combined to host 28 Professional Tournaments, including the 1968-1976 Kaiser International Open Invitational; the 1977-1980 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic; and the 1989-2002 Senior PGA “The Transamerica” event, featuring such legends as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, and Silverado’s own Johnny Miller.
For the 2014 Frys.com Open, Silverado Resort and Spa promises a grand lineup of exceptional golf on their 18-hole par-72 Robert Trent-Jones designed North Course, which was renovated in 2011 by Johnny Miller. The picturesque course is a legend in the golf world, sprawling across 360 acres and featuring dozens of water crossings, elevation changes, and routing through oak, pine, and redwood trees. Having played one of his first tournaments on the PGA TOUR at Silverado in 1969 and winning the 1974 and 1975 Kaiser International Open Invitational at Silverado, Johnny looks forward to bringing the Frys.com Open to the resort, aiming to reintroduce players to the property’s world-class facility.
“We are thrilled to host the season opening PGA TOUR tournament on our iconic property,” says Silverado Resort and Spa Owner Johnny Miller. “Our North Course is amongst the most challenging and beautiful courses in the state, and over the last two years the Troon team and I have ensured the playing experience is superior in every way.”
Tournament Chairperson Kathy Kolder, in accepting the invitation from Silverado Resort and Spa, said "It's an opportunity to enhance the reputation of our tournament, generate new sponsors, expand the volunteer base and make significant contributions to deserving charities." Tournament proceeds have generated $1,000,000 to worthy charities each of the last two years and $5,000,000 in its brief history.”
The Frys.com Open will be televised worldwide all four days on the Golf Channel. For more information on the Frys.com Open, please visit their website HERE.