Turning Stone off PGA Tour

VERONA, N.Y. -- The Turning Stone Resort Championship is off the PGA Tour.

The tournament, staged at Atunyote Golf Club for the past four years, will not return to the PGA Tour schedule in 2011.

Turning Stone wanted an unencumbered date during the PGA Tour regular season, but a mutually agreeable date did not become available.

Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter says Turning Stone, which is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, is exploring new options to host professional golf events.

Halbritter says if the right opportunity to host a PGA event presents itself in the future he would consider it.