Press Releases — 2019

Lee Brice to Headline Military Appreciation Concert During 2020 Cologuard Classic

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Tucson, Ariz. – November 6, 2019 – Chart-topping country singer-songwriter Lee Brice will headline the 2020 PGA TOUR Champions’ Cologuard Classic military appreciation concert. The event will take place on the practice range at Omni Tucson National Resort on Saturday, February 29, 2020, following the second round of competition at the Cologuard Classic. Two supporting acts will be announced at a later date. For a second year, the Cologuard Classic, managed by the Tucson Conquistadores, and DM50, along with iHeart Media (97.1 FM - The Bull), Cumulus Radio (99.5 FM - KIIM) have teamed up for this exciting concert under...

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PGA TOUR Champions and Exact Sciences announce five-year extension of Cologuard Classic

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TUCSON, Arizona – PGA TOUR Champions, Exact Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS) – the makers of Cologuard®, The First Tee of Tucson and the Tucson Conquistadores announced today a fiveyear extension of the Cologuard Classic, contested annually at the Omni Tucson National Resort. The announcement extends the current partnership through the 2025 season. “The PGA TOUR has a long and storied history in Tucson, and we are excited to continue building on that great foundation with today’s Cologuard Classic extension announcement,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady. “Exact Sciences has been a tremendous title sponsor over the last two years, and...

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2019 Cologuard Classic Makes Big Impact on Southern Arizona

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TUCSON, Ariz. – April 18, 2019 – The 2019 Cologuard Classic tournament announced today that more than $600,000 was raised from the PGA TOUR Champions event that will soon benefit Southern Arizona youth amateur athletics, and colorectal cancer research and advocacy. The tournament’s charitable efforts were heavily focused on raising awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of early screening and detection. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined in the United States.1 When caught early, 90% of colorectal cancers are treatable.¹ As part of the initiatives onsite, the Cologuard Classic kicked off...

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Judy Mcdermott Pivots After Three Decade Professional Tournament Director Run to Focus Full Time on The First Tee Of Tucson

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Tucson, Ariz. (March 22, 2019) – After three decades at the helm of PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions events in Tucson, the Tucson Conquistadores’ Executive Director and Cologuard Classic Tournament Director Judy McDermott will step away from professional tournament management, to focus full time on her role as executive director of The First Tee of Tucson – a program McDermott and the Conquistadores established in 2006. The search for a new executive director for the Conquistadores and tournament director for the Cologuard Classic will begin immediately. “If the nonprofit world handicapped its leaders based on passion, perseverance, effectiveness and...

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Greg Kinnear & Chuck Cecil Join Oscar De La Hoya & Alfonso Ribeiro for Cologuard Classic “Celebrity Challenge” on Saturday, March 2nd

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Tucson, Ariz. (February 27, 2019) – Actor and University of Arizona graduate Greg Kinnear and former U of A and NFL football star Chuck Cecil will join former world champion boxer and current boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya and actor/comedian Alfonso Ribeiro in the Cologuard Classic “Celebrity Challenge” on Saturday, March 2nd . Played during the second round of the PGA TOUR Champions event, the celebrity group will tee off prior to the first professional group of the day at 9:30 a.m. and play 9 holes. After a short break to allow the PGA TOUR Champions professionals to play...

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