Albertsons extends Boise Open title sponship through 2016

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Albertsons Boise Open will keep their title sponsor through 2016, that was the big announcement coming from the Open and Albertsons on Monday afternoon.

But with the tournament bigwigs in town, it's also a chance to find out what they think about the tournament's new start date, about a month earlier than it has been in the past.

"I love being at the week we are, at the end of July, because all the kids are still ... they're not back at school, yet. So bring the junior golfers out and watch the future starts of professional golf. They don't have to worry about missing school.

Secondly, we're not competing against the Broncos. Because, remember, when the Broncos play in town, Saturday is a ghost town out here, because everybody goes to the game. But if it's out of town the loyal fans travel, and so Saturday doesn't work, and Sunday doesn't either. So I'm loving having this thing at the end of July. It's going to be a little bit warmer. Hey, drink a little bit more water, and have some fun," said Jeff Sanders of Jeff Sanders Promotions, the original tournament management group.

Hillcrest and Crane Creek Country Clubs announced their continued commitment to host the event through 2016.

The Boise Open is one of just four original tournaments still opperating on the Web.Com Tour.