Template talk:Former PGA Tour Events
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Standardized Guidelines/Format for creating and maintaining articles out of this Template
We Wikipedians who are going to be working on these articles should agree to some guidelines for dealing with such issues as (1) The name of the tournament changed slightly from year-to-year (e.g. 1963's Thunderbird Classic Invitational was called Thunderbird Invitational in 1959) (2) The tournament was absorbed into or merged with another event (e.g. 1969's Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic merged with the Memphis Open to form 1970's Danny Thomas Memphis Classic)
I propose a standard set of guidelines (please feel free to add to or modify this because I'm sure I haven't thought of every problem that may come up):
- Give the article the name of the last (most recent) version of the event, or in the alternative, the name under which it was played the most.
- Earlier names of the event should be redirects into the article.
- For events that are no longer played but were absorbed into events that have their own article, put these as a redirect to the article, and add relevant content to that article - rather than create a new article.--Hokeman 17:06, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
Special notes to consider when creating articles out of this Template
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- The Seattle Open Invitational was called the Seattle World's Fair Open Invitational in 1962.
The U.S. Professional Match Play Championship was called the Liggett and Myers Open Match Play Championship. I think the year of the name change was around 1971.
- The tournament sponsored by the Carling Brewing Company in the 1950s and 1960s had a bunch of names. It was called Carling's Golf Classic and then Carling Golf Classic and then Carling Open became the Carling Open Invitational which became the Carling World Open sometime between 1960 and 1964
The St. Petersburg Open (PGA Tour event) became the St. Petersburg Open Invitational The Lucky International became the Lucky International Open The St. Paul Open became the St. Paul Open Invitational in 1957 The Eastern Open became the Eastern Open Invitational in 1957 Lucky International became Lucky International Open in 1962
- The Philadelphia tournament was called the Philadelphia Open early (like 1920ish) then became the Philadelphia Enquirer Open(like late 1930ish) then became the Philadelphia Daily News Open in the 1950s; and then became the Whitemarsh Open Invitational which became the Philadelphia Golf Classic which became IVB before finally going defunct. All the Philadelphia tournaments should be kept together in the same article
- The Coral Springs Open became the Coral Springs Open Invitational--Hokeman (talk) 19:33, 22 November 2007 (UTC)