There hasn't been an LPGA Tour event in Texas since 2001, when the Kathy Ireland Championship was last played in Austin. But Buddy Cook - co-owner of the ultra-exclusive, Tom Fazio-designed Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, and former tournament director of the PGA Tour Texas Open - is hoping to change that.
Cook, the San Antonio Express-News reports in today's paper, has been meeting with LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens about bringing a tournament to San Antonio and Briggs Ranch, perhaps as soon as 2007. And Bivens makes clear she wants to return to Texas, and more specifically, is very interested in Briggs Ranch and San Antonio as the place to do it. The article is here.