Insperity extends sponsorship through 2016May 02, 2012
PGA TOUR staff
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The Champions Tour and Insperity announced that Insperity has extended its title sponsorship of the Insperity Championship presented by UnitedHealthcare through 2016. The event is being contested this week at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas.RELATEDJack, Arnie on Saturday
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"We are pleased to extend our sponsorship of this prestigious Champions Tour event," said Paul J. Sarvadi, Insperity Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The Insperity Championship provides a great economic boost for local businesses, which reflects our corporate mission of helping businesses succeed so communities prosper. In addition, the tournament delivers an exciting, highly competitive event year after year, featuring a top-level Champions Tour field, and we look forward to continuing that tradition for the community through 2016."
"Insperity's business mission has had a direct impact on the Championship, helping it grow and prosper during their tenure," said Champions Tour President Mike Stevens. "Insperity's commitment through 2016 will allow the tournament to contribute significant proceeds to local charities and provide an economic impact in the area."
"I am very pleased and excited that Insperity has agreed to extend their sponsorship of the Insperity Championship through 2016," said Bryan Naugle, Executive Director of the Championship. "Insperity has been committed to the tradition of excellence the tournament created since its inception nine years ago and has created significant charitable contributions benefiting our local community."
Brad Faxon is the defending champion of the Insperity Championship. Faxon won in just his sixth start on the Champions Tour after turning 50 on August 1 last year. Faxon also joined Bernhard Langer, the 2007 champion, as the second player to make the Insperity Classic his first title on the Champions Tour.
The Woodlands will host the Insperity Championship for a fifth consecutive year this week. Past champions include World Golf Hall of Fame members Langer (2007, 2008) and Larry Nelson (2004). Fred Couples, a former University of Houston standout, won in 2010. John Cook (2009), Jay Haas (2006) and Mark McNulty (2005) are also former champions.
In each of the last five years, the Insperity Championship has contributed over $500,000 annually to local charitable organizations.