Reno-Tahoe Open in July, Same Weekend Tahoe celebs

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - The PGA Tour is moving the Reno-Tahoe Open to July, the same weekend a nationally televised celebrity golf tournament has been played at Lake Tahoe for 20 years.

The PGA event historically has been played in August at Montreux Golf & Country Club on the edge of Mount Rose between Reno and Lake Tahoe.

The new dates July 15-18 put it opposite the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Tahoe and the British Open. Those tourneys are on network television. The Reno-Tahoe Open will continue on the Golf Channel.

The move was backed by Ellen Oppenheim, president of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority. She said having both tournaments in the region at the same time is a "wonderful opportunity to showcase Reno-Tahoe as a premier golf destination."