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Milwaukee will no longer hold PGA tour event

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The PGA Tour has ended its run in Milwaukee after 42 years.

Without a title sponsor, the Milwaukee Golf Charities board of directors has voted to dissolve the organization that ran the U.S. Bank Championship and its predecessor, the Greater Milwaukee Open.

The move leaves the long-term future of professional golf in the area on shaky ground.

A tournament spokesman confirmed Thursday that organizing body Milwaukee Golf Charities Inc. is dissolving. PGA Tour chief of operations Rick George said the search for a title sponsor to replace U.S. Bank continues, but acknowledged that officials don't have any progress to report.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel previously reported the decision.

Attendance and corporate support dwindled after the PGA Tour moved the U.S. Bank Championship to the same week as the British Open in 2007.

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