Louisiana Open excited about returning to normal for its 30th tournament

After two years of pandemic issues – one complete cancellation and a second event limited to bare-bones essentials – the Chitimacha Louisiana Open golf tournament is poised for a return to glory.

If pre-tournament ticket sales, sponsor support and pro-am tournament registrations are any indication, Acadiana’s premier professional sports event will return better than ever, according to executive director Danny Jones.

“The support leading up to this year has been even greater than we’d hoped,” Jones said of the $750,000 Korn Ferry Tour event that will stage its 30th renewal this week. “The last two years were different and they were logistically challenging, but the support of our sponsors and supporters has never wavered even when we didn’t have a tournament.”

The Chitimacha Louisiana Open was cancelled only a week before the March 2020 event when all major sports were shut down by COVID-19. The PGA Tour-sponsored event was contested last year, but no fans were permitted and all outside activities were cancelled, leaving only the players, caddies and tournament officials on the course.

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