What's Next For Oak Tree National? - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

What's Next For Oak Tree National?

Posted: Updated:
Organizers say everything went amazingly well from the dry weather to the dramatic playoff that determined the winner. The course now has its sights on even bigger golf championship events. Organizers say everything went amazingly well from the dry weather to the dramatic playoff that determined the winner. The course now has its sights on even bigger golf championship events.
EDMOND, Oklahoma -

An estimated 120,000 people walked the grounds of Oak Tree National for the U.S. Senior Open. Organizers say everything went amazingly well from the dry weather to the dramatic playoff that determined the winner. The course now has its sights on even bigger golf championship events.

“We think we are back in the rotation and we think that is going to be helpful for us,” said Oak Tree National majority owner, Ed Evans.

Evans thinks the success of the U.S. Senior Open this past week has put Oak Tree National “back on the map.” He called the tournament “flawless”, saying the course can easily host the bigger crowds that would come with a U.S. Open.

7/8/2014 Related Story: Practice Rounds Kickoff US Senior Open At Oak Tree National

Widening Waterloo Rd. north of the golf course would be extremely helpful in handling the crowds according to Evans.

“We would like to see it widened either from the course to (highway) 77 or the course to I-35,” said Evans.

The Oak Tree National co-owner admits the widening of Waterloo isn’t absolutely necessary, but would make handling U.S. Open crowds easier. He also feels there are enough hotel rooms in Edmond and off Memorial Rd. that could handle the 250,000 people expected at a U.S. Open.

Evans says the Club will be in talks with the USGA and the PGA of America to host other tournaments. The next best target for Oak Tree National, according to Evans, would be the U.S. Amateur in 2019 or 2020. That would put the course in good position to host a US Open in 2022.

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night. Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night.
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
  • OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.