Promotion goes wrong in Bogota

Friday March 4th, 2011

A pre-tournament promotion held Wednesday night at the Bogota Open did not go exactly according to plan.
Several Nationwide Tour players hit off of a 10-story downtown office building over a street and onto a temporary green set up in a Bogota park, a distance of 100 yards.
The first player overshot the target and banged his ball into bleachers where sponsors were sitting. The last player struck a local comedian, causing minor injuries. Nationwide Tour Commissioner says Mexican stop still on Despite the violence that forced the LPGA to cancel its only Mexican event this year, Nationwide Tour Commissioner Bill Calfee said his Tour is committed to staging the Mexico Open in Leon in June.
The PGA Tour held the Mayakoba Golf Classic last week in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, without incident, and Calfee is sure they can do the same in Leon.
"The LPGA was in an area (Morelia) with a lot more trouble than Leon," he said. "We feel very safe there."

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