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With addition of PGA tour, Arlington mayor declares city ‘sports capital of the nation’

Arlington is the ‘sports capitol of the nation’ declares Mayor Jeff Williams

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams called the city the "sports capitol of the nation" with the addition of the PGA's Korn Ferry Tour tournament next April.
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Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams called the city the "sports capitol of the nation" with the addition of the PGA's Korn Ferry Tour tournament next April.

The PGA’s Korn Ferry Tour announced it will hold the Veritex Bank Championship at the Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington on April 16-19.

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams helped announce the five-year deal at a press conference at Globe Life Park.

The tournament will include 156 players competing for a purse of $600,000.

“Now that the PGA Tour is coming here to Arlington we’re going to claim it,” Mayor Williams said. “We’re now the sports capital of the nation in Arlington and we are very proud of that.”

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
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