Sports fans in Fargo say they believe that North Dakota's largest metropolitan area is ready for a major professional golf tournament.

Some members of the Fargo County Club, which has held a United States Golf Association national event, say they would be interested in a U.S. Senior Open or Women's Open if the course is able to solve recent flooding problems.

Former British Open champion Tom Lehman has submitted plans to redesign and flood-proof the course. The club is considering those blueprints.

The USGA has taken to Midwestern cities, particularly for the Senior Open, which recently has been held in Omaha, Nebraska, and Hutchinson, Kansas.

Fargo golf professional Greg McCullough says it's a good time to pursue the tournament because the area's economy is booming and there are fans in the region to support the event.