In 1978, John McEnroe stunned the tennis world and helped put Mission Hills Country Club on the map when it hosted the Davis Cup.
Moved to September due to the pandemic, the ANA Inspiration tees off without fans but with players like Georgia Hall who just want to play.
The ANA Inspiration, set for Sept. 10-13 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, will be held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A week before the men gather at Augusta National for the Masters, the world’s best women golfers will tee it up starting March 28 at the 47th annual ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage.
It may have been some 40 years ago but tennis hall-of-famer Charlie Pasarell still remembers the last ATP tennis tournament played in Tucson before it was relocated to Mission Hills Country Club and the valley where it would grow to become the BNP Paribas Open. First of all, it wasn’t really even a tennis tournament. “They called it the American