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Lehman, Langer, Montgomerie, Olazabal, Singh, & Daly Among Commitments to 2018 Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National

With the Cologuard Classic PGA TOUR Champions event just around the corner, the field is taking shape and is loaded with numerous Major Championship winners. The Cologuard Classic will be played on February 26 – March 4, 2018 at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course. A field of 78 players will vie for the $1.7 million purse with a first-place prize of $255,000.

El Guero Canelo's Sonoran Hot Dog Wins James Beard 2018 America's Classics Award

(January 18, 2018) Here in Tucson, Ariz. we couldn't be prouder of our hometown El Guero Canelo, owned by Daniel Contreras, for winning one of five 2018 America's Classic James Beard Awards, to be given out in Chicago on Monday, May 7, 2018. Sonoran hot dogs are a true cross-border creation, especially in the case of El Guero Canelo, which opened in 1993 as a food cart (the original cart can be seen at their Oracle location, one of three in Tucson).

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FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising FC Debut Mobile Mini Sun Cup, Feb. 3-24, 2018

FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising FC announced the dates and teams participating in the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup and Major League Soccer (MLS) Preseason, the seventh consecutive MLS Preseason event hosted in Tucson, AZ. Eleven MLS clubs are playing preseason matches in Tucson from February 3-24, 2018. Mobile Mini is also sponsoring the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup MVP Award, which will be given to the most valuable player during the tournament.

93rd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros -Tucson Rodeo & Parade Fact Sheet

Arizona's celebration of the cowboys, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, has been heralded as Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event since its inception in 1925. This annual event is centered around the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar. The sports’ best cowboys and cowgirls compete in six rodeo performances on February 17 and 18, and February 22-25, 2018.

PGA TOUR Champions and Exact Sciences announce Cologuard Classic as new title of Tucson event

The PGA TOUR and Exact Sciences, the manufacturer of Cologuard, announced today an agreement making the early cancer detection company title sponsor of the PGA TOUR Champions event in Tucson, to be played February 26-March 4, 2018, two weeks earlier than the event’s traditional date to align with the beginning of March as national Colon Cancer Awareness Month.