Cox Classic

The Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha was a professional golf tournament in the central United States on the Tour. It was played annually for eighteen years at Champions Run in Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2]

Cox Classic
Tournament information
LocationOmaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Course(s)Champions Club
Length7,145 yards (6,533 m)
Tour(s) Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$800,000
Month playedAugust
Final year2013
Final champion
Australia Bronson La'Cassie
Omaha  is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Champions Run  is located in Nebraska
Champions Run 
Champions Run 
Location in Nebraska

It debuted as the "Nike Omaha Classic" in 1996, with a purse of $200,000 and a winner's share of $36,000, won by Rocky Walcher on August 11.[3] For its 18th and final edition in 2013, the purse had quadrupled to $800,000 and Bronson La'Cassie took the winner's share of $144,000 after three playoff holes.[4]

The Tour returned to Omaha in 2017 with the Pinnacle Bank Championship, held at public Indian Creek Golf Course in July.[2]


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha
2013 Bronson La'Cassie   Australia 263 −21 Playoff   Matt Bettencourt
2012 Ben Kohles   United States 260 −24 3 strokes   Dawie van der Walt
2011 J. J. Killeen   United States 262 −22 1 stroke   Jonas Blixt
  Gary Christian
  Ken Duke
  Danny Lee
2010 Martin Piller   United States 261 −23 2 strokes   Dicky Pride
2009 Rich Barcelo   United States 264 −20 1 stroke   Tom Gillis
Cox Classic presented by Chevrolet
2008 Ryan Hietala   United States 265 −19 Playoff   David Branshaw
2007 Roland Thatcher   United States 260 −24 1 stroke   Jason Day
2006 Johnson Wagner   United States 263 −21 4 strokes   Craig Bowden
2005 Jason Gore   United States 261 −23 Playoff   Roger Tambellini
Cox Classic
2004 Charles Warren   United States 267 −21 1 stroke   John Elliott
Omaha Classic
2003 Bo Van Pelt   United States 262 −26 2 strokes   Craig Lile
2002 Jay Delsing   United States 267 −21 1 stroke   Anthony Painter Omaha Classic
2001 Heath Slocum   United States 266 −22 1 stroke   Rod Pampling
2000 David Berganio, Jr.   United States 268 −20 Playoff   Ahmad Bateman
Nike Omaha Classic
1999 Mathew Goggin   Australia 264 −24 4 strokes   Casey Martin
1998 Matt Gogel   United States 271 −13 Playoff   Jay Williamson
1997 Chris Smith   United States 258 −26 11 strokes   Barry Cheesman
1996 Rocky Walcher   United States 267 −21 1 stroke   Michael Christie
  Steve Larick

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the Tour regular-season money list. Golfers in bold italics were promoted immediately due to it being their third win of the season.


  1. ^ Pospisil, Stu (January 17, 2014). "Cox Classic won't return to Omaha in 2014". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Pospisil, Stu (July 11, 2016). "Omaha will host Tour stop for next five years". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Golf: Nike Omaha Classic". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). April 12, 1996. p. 4C.
  4. ^ Pospisil, Stu (August 25, 2013). "Pressure putts, plus a perk for La'Cassie with win". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved February 6, 2017.

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Coordinates: 41°17′13″N 96°07′37″W / 41.287°N 96.127°W / 41.287; -96.127