Principal in, Glen Oaks out for Champions Tour


June 19th, 2012 by Jim Field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Principal Financial Group will remain the title sponsor of the Champions Tour event in Iowa through 2015, even though Glen Oaks Country Club isn’t currently planning to host the event in 2013.

Principal says Tuesday that is has signed a three-year deal to stay on as the main sponsor of the event. Tournament organizers say that Glen Oaks has recently indicated it won’t host the event next year and that they’re aggressively exploring other options in greater Des Moines.

Glen Oaks, in West Des Moines, has hosted every Champions Tour event but one since the circuit began visiting Iowa in 2001. There was no immediate word on why the club has decided not to host the event.