Comfort Classic

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The Comfort Classic was a golf tournament on the Champions Tour from 1988 to 2000. It was played in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Broadmoor Country Club (1988–1993) and at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Club (1994–2000). Title sponsorship was from Comfort Inn.

The purse for the 2000 tournament was US$1,250,000, with $187,500 going to the winner. The tournament was founded in 1988 as the GTE North Classic.

In 2000, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway started hosting the United States Grand Prix, which created an unfavorable tight scheduling conflict with the golf tournament. In addition, competitors had begun voicing complaints about the unchallenging nature of how the course was being set up for tournament play.[1][2] In December 2000, Comfort Inns ended their sponsorship, and the event was not held again.[3][4]

Winners[edit]

Comfort Classic at the Brickyard

Brickyard Crossing Championship Produced by the Brickyard Foundation

Brickyard Crossing Championship

Brickyard Crossing Championship presented by GTE

GTE North Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richards, Phil (September 8, 2000). "A reputation for being easy (Part 1)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 43. Retrieved March 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ Richards, Phil (September 8, 2000). "A reputation for being easy (Part 2)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 44. Retrieved March 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ Richards, Phil (December 6, 2000). "Brickyard Crossing loses Senior Tour event (Part 1)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 20. Retrieved March 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ Richards, Phil (December 6, 2000). "Brickyard Crossing loses Senior Tour event (Part 2)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 22. Retrieved March 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication - free to read