Press Releases — 2021

Tucson Conquistadores and Cologuard Classic Raise $617,600 for Southern Arizona Charities

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The Tucson Conquistadores, the local civic organization and tournament management team that oversees operations and sales for the PGA TOUR Champions’ Cologuard Classic, announced today that $617,600 was raised for local Southern Arizona charities from the 2021 Cologuard Classic golf tournament and Conquistador-led fundraising programs.

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Tucson Conquistadores & Colon Cancer Coalition Kick-off Cologuard Classic Week with $35,000 Check Presentation to El Rio Foundation

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Tucson, Ariz. (February 22, 2021) – The Tucson Conquistadores and the Colon Cancer Coalition kicked off Cologuard Classic week on Monday with a $35,000 check presentation to El Rio Foundation. The funds were raised through the 2020 Get Your Rear In Gear 5K hosted by The Conquistadores and the Colon Cancer Coalition and will allow El Rio to continue  supporting their mission of local colorectal cancer screening efforts in Tucson. The Cologuard Classic has always been THE golf tournament to drive awareness of the importance of colorectal cancer screening and early detection. This year, the tournament takes on a refined focus to...

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2021 Cologuard Classic to be Played with Limited Spectators

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Tucson, Ariz. (February 20, 2021) – The Tucson Conquistadores have been working closely for months with Pima County Health Department Officials and the PGA TOUR Champions in planning the 2021 Cologuard Classic, to be played February 26-28 at Omni Tucson National. Pima County Health Department Officials last night ordered that tournament spectators be limited to less than 200 fans per day (Friday through Sunday), therefore this year’s tournament will be played in front of select sponsors and a limited number of colorectal cancer survivors. In complying with the Pima County Health Department’s directive, tickets will not be available to the general...

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Cologuard Classic Field Nearly Set

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Remaining Four Sponsor Exemptions Announced Tucson, Ariz. (February 20, 2021) – With Phil Mickelson, Tom Lehman and Fred Couples recently committing to play in next week’s Cologuard Classic, the field is nearly set as tournament officials today announced the four remaining sponsor exemptions. Former University of Arizona golfer Robert Gamez, Tucson native Willie Wood, Fran Quinn and Arizona native Jerry Smith received sponsor exemptions, with MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz (previously announced) receiving the fifth. The final four spots in the tournament field will be determined by the Monday Qualifier at Oro Valley Country Club on February 22nd. Members of...

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2021 Third Field Announcement

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Phil Mickelson Joins Cologuard Classic Field Tucson, Ariz. (February 19, 2021) – Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson has committed to play in next week’s Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National, the second tournament of 2021 on PGA TOUR Champions. In addition to Mickelson, 2017 tournament champion Tom Lehman and World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples also joined the stellar field. The 2021 Cologuard Classic will be played February 26-28 with a field of 81 players vying for the $1.7 million purse and a first-place prize of $255,000.  Mickelson makes his Cologuard Classic debut after turning 50 last June. Since joining...

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