Sales & Marketing
October 09, 2015
Online Advertising & Promotion
National Sales Director
Director, Media Sales - Eastern Region
Director, Media Sales - Midwest Region
Director, Media Sales - Western Region
Director, Media Sales - Europe
Office: +44 (0) 207 118 0990
Cell: +44 (0) 772 503 9432
The PGA TOUR enjoys significant marketing relationships with some of the world's leading corporations. These strategic corporate relationships offer clients the opportunity to build their brands through an association with the PGA TOUR, one of the leading sports organizations. The PGA TOUR acknowledges the support of our corporate partners and their contributions to the growth of the game and to the PGA TOUR's total charitable donations of more than $2 billion.
Ace Hardware is proud to be the Official Hardware Store of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. With more than 90 years of helpful service and locally-owned retailers in all 50 states and approximately 60 countries, Ace works closely with the PGA TOUR on a program whereby tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China, as well as the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network, have the opportunity to purchase products efficiently, cost-effectively and conveniently through Ace. Just as Ace does with its customers that shop their 4,800 neighborhood stores across the globe, the company is honored to help the PGA TOUR take care of their ‘homes’ - the golf courses and facilities in which they operate.
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2015, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Nine Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. For more information on Ace, visit www.acehardware.com.
Aflac is the "Official Supplemental Insurance Sponsor" of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. Aflac provides insurance products that pay cash benefits directly to policyholders, unless assigned, to help with out-of-pocket expenses when they are sick or hurt.
Aflac will activate marketing programs across multiple PGA TOUR platforms; including tournaments, golf experiences and access to the national network of TPC courses. Additionally, Aflac will integrate its well-known "Aflac Trivia" questions into tournament broadcasts.
About Aflac: Founded in Columbus, Georgia, in 1955, Aflac currently insures more than 50 million people worldwide. More than 70,000 licensed agents in each of the 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Japan offer accident, short-term disability, hospital intensive care, hospital confinement indemnity, lump sum cancer, lump sum critical illness, specified health event, life, dental, and vision insurance. As a leading provider of these supplemental insurance products, Aflac has been included on Fortune magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 14 consecutive years and on its Most Admired Companies list for 10 years. Additionally, Ethisphere magazine has recognized Aflac as one the World's Most Ethical Companies for five consecutive years.
Visit www.aflac.com to learn more.
Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. As the Official Sponsor and Urologic Medication of the PGA TOUR and a founding Sponsor of PGA TOUR Woman, Astellas Pharma US, Inc. has created a Women’s health "champion" platform. The Astellas commitment to changing tomorrow is measured by its focus on bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians.
Visit http://www.us.astellas.com/ to learn more.
Avis Car Rental is proud to be the official rental car of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour.
Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at approximately 5,100 locations in more than 165 countries.
Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. We try harder® to make every part of your journey stress and hassle free with premium programs, services and the perfect car or SUV to match your specific travel needs.
Visit avis.com/golf to book your next rental with us.
BHSports is proud to produce on behalf of the PGA TOUR, the bi-annual two-part official PGA TOUR Essential Guide to Golf. The publications contain extensive tournament event coverage, analysis, statistics and insights, along with the world's top player profiles. Additionally, there are feature articles in each of the publications by leading golf writers and commentator, giving a unique perspective on the season's greatest players and tournaments.
BHSports also specializes in producing programs and commemorative publications for a range of major sporting events.
Bose is the Official Home Theater Systems, Home Audio Systems, and Headphones sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour in China.
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic. From the company’s home entertainment systems and Wave® music systems, to noise cancelling and audio headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to music.
Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world -- everywhere Bose does business.
Bridgestone, a world leader in tire innovation and technology, is the Official Tire of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
Just as Bridgestone helps drivers all over the world get the most out of their cars, a large part of its TOUR sponsorship is aimed at helping golfers get the most out of their games. Bridgestone's integrated, multi-media marketing program includes a series of short, instructional "Improve Your Drive" videos that appear on PGATOUR.com and feature Bridgestone PGA TOUR players Matt Kuchar, Will MacKenzie, Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Stadler providing helpful golf tips.
Bridgestone also has an exciting on-site component at select PGA TOUR events. The "Improve Your Drive" expo features the Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting Challenge. Golf fans can actually demo several golf ball brands and find out which ball is best for their own game.
And, of course, Bridgestone continues to be the title sponsor for the Bridgestone Invitational, one of four prestigious World Golf Championships. The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, is the primary beneficiary of the World Golf Championships and the Bridgestone Invitational.
Founded in 1931, the Bridgestone Corporation is world's largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. The company markets its goods in over 150 nations and has more than 100 plants in over 20 countries.
Carey is the Official Transportation Company of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. The Carey partnership is a valuable benefit for TOUR professionals who are among the most highly traveled in sports. Carey provides complimentary services to TOUR professionals and develops custom transportation programs including on-site management and coordination for tournament events, title sponsors and corporate hospitality.
Carey International is the world's largest chauffeured transportation company with service in 480 cities in 75 countries. Since 1921, Carey has been synonymous with chauffeured transportation delivering superior quality, safety and security to the discriminating traveler. Outstanding service has been a hallmark of Carey, making it the service of choice for a wide range of customers including the Fortune 500, governments, celebrities and professional athletes.
Carey specializes in airport transfers, as-directed services, road shows, tours, corporate meetings and special events. Its worldwide fleet of late-model vehicles accommodates groups of all sizes with a selection of luxury sedans, limousines, vans, mini-buses and motor coaches. Carey features Lincoln cars.
For more information vist www.carey.com
CDW is the Official Technology Partner of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR and CDW LLC. announced the five-year integrated marketing and business partnership in early 2008.
CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. Ranked No. 38 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies, CDW features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company's solution architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing. CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 6,300 coworkers. In 2010, the company generated sales of $8.8 billion.
As a leading provider of technology solutions, CDW works with the TOUR to enhance its technological capabilities in a variety of areas. These include the continued advancement of the TOUR's ShotLink scoring system, expansion of technology-based solutions that improve the fan experience and advancement of the TOUR's operation for players and staff, plus the introduction of digital asset management at PGA TOUR Productions. In addition, the TOUR looks to CDW to improve on-site data communications between ShotLink, the media center, the broadcast compound and other locations.
Through this sponsorship, Schwab supports many of the individual tournaments that comprise the PGA TOUR. On the Champions Tour, the Charles Schwab Cup returns for its fifteenth season. The Charles Schwab Cup program includes not only the sponsorship of the season-long, points-based competition culminating in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the Champions Tour’s season-ending event, but also marketing and advertising support of local tournament telecasts.
Visit www.schwabgolf.com to find out more about Charles Schwab on TOUR.
Citi is proud to be the first-ever Global Partner of The Presidents Cup, an event that builds bridges among countries, embraces the spirit of teamwork, and benefits many of the communities Citi serves around the world. A sponsor of The Presidents Cup since 2009, Citi is proud to maintain a strong partnership with the PGA TOUR and to support a tournament whose winners donate their winnings to a charity of their choice, extending the impact of this event outside the ropes and into communities around the world.
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Coca-Cola is an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR, Champions TOUR and the Web.com Tour with a series of official categories and designations, including soft drinks, juice, isotonic beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks and water.
In addition to the official marketing relationship, Coca-Cola is the Presenting Sponsor of the TOUR Championship at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The charitable beneficiaries of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola include the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee.
Headquartered in Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola®, recognized as the world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero®, vitaminwater®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid® and Georgia™ Coffee. Globally, the Company is the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate of nearly 1.6 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, the Company is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where they operate.
The Coca-Cola Company's website address is www.thecoca-colacompany.com.
EZLINKS GOLF LLC
EZLinks Golf LLC, a PGA TOUR affiliated company, produces industry-leading software and services to power the operations and marketing needs of the golf industry. Founded in 2015 by the PGA TOUR and EZLinks Golf, Inc., EZLinks Golf LLC software and service suite is tailored for golf and includes: tee sheet, point of sale, 24/7 reservation center, online booking engines, marketing services, 24/7 support and TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR – an online tee time marketplace connecting millions of golfers with tee times at golf courses worldwide.
With more than 200 employees, and over 20 years of industry experience, EZLinks Golf LLC is committed to helping golfers golf more, as well as growing the game by combining the best technology with our commitment to providing world-class customer and client service. Our commitment to the industry is further supported by 8 of the top 10 golf course management companies choosing EZLinks Golf LLC as their choice for golf course technology. Visit www.ezlinksgolf.com to find out more.
FedEx is proud to deliver the FedExCup competition to golf fans. Now in its 10th season, the FedExCup is an exciting season-long points competition that has set a new standard for excellence and ushered in a thrilling new era for professional golf. Over the span of 47 events, players vie to become the FedExCup Champion, which distinguishes one player who not only performs well during the PGA TOUR Season, but also excels through the pressure of the four-event FedExCup Playoffs. Tiger Woods won the inaugural FedExCup in 2007 and again in 2009. Vijay Singh won the title in 2008 and Jim Furyk rose to the top in 2010. Bill Haas secured the title of 2011 FedExCup Champion with a brilliant save out of a greenside water hazard on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. Brandt Snedeker claimed the FedExCup in 2012, and Henrik Stenson took it home in 2013. In 2014, Billy Horschel had a remarkable FedExCup Playoffs performance by winning the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola back to back, and securing his spot as FedExCup Champion. Most recently, Jordan Spieth was able to maintain the momentum he seemed to possess all season long, and rose to victory in Atlanta. With the strength of his putter alone, Spieth had an incredible performance at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, and capped off his historic PGA TOUR season by becoming the youngest to ever take home the FedExCup in 2015.
FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $48 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 325,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
FORTUNE is the Official Business Knowledge Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
FORTUNE is the premiere global, digital, mobile and social brand for premium business news and insights. FORTUNE covers bold innovators, smart companies, new ideas and innovative strategies that inspire the FORTUNE audience to accelerate their business success. FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a combined audience of more than 9 million readers in print and online.
As an Official Healthcare Sponsor of the PGA TOUR, Champions TOUR and Web.com Tour, GE is proud to align with PGA TOUR using Medical Diagnostic Imaging Equipment and Electronic Medical Records Management Solutions. GE is a diversified infrastructure and finance company taking on the world's toughest challenges. From aviation and power generation to financial services, healthcare solutions, oil and gas and rail, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
Getty Images is the Official Photographic Services Provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
As the exclusive provider of all PGA TOUR and Champions Tour competition photography, Getty Images holds the exclusive commercial rights for the licensing and digital distribution of PGA TOUR photography and photo archives to consumer and corporate clients. Their network of professional photographers, working alongside PGA TOUR photographers, provides extensive coverage of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour to the worldwide editorial marketplace.
Getty Images operates the PGA TOUR Images website (www.pgatourimages.com), a comprehensive source of official PGA TOUR images designed for licensing purposes. Those images are also made available to an audience of 4 million unique users every month on www.gettyimages.com. Through Getty Images commending technology and Web site, the PGA TOUR is able to directly reach significantly more outlets than ever before, bringing even greater levels of exposure for players, tournaments and business partners.
Based in Seattle with 21 offices worldwide, Getty Images tailors their products and services for customers in more than 100 countries. A truly global company, Getty offers localized image data and contextual search capabilities in 6 local languages.
Contact: Brandon Lopez 323-202-4061323-202-4061 Brandon.Lopez@gettyimages.com.
Golf Digest is proud to be the Official Golf Publication of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
Golf Digest is the No. 1, most widely-read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest's aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game, making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers while offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf. Golf Digest's mantra is THINK YOUNG/PLAY HARD, a philosophy that defines both its reader and editorial alike, and is what differentiates Golf Digest from the competition. It's not just about swing speed—it's a way of life. Visit Golf Digest at GolfDigest.com.
______________________ GREY GOOSE is the Official Spirit of the PGA TOUR. GREY GOOSE creator François Thibault defied expectations to craft a vodka that set the standard of luxury. He applied his expertise in an innovative way to combine soft winter wheat from Picardie, the breadbasket of France, and spring water naturally filtered through Grande Champagne limestone, to ensure an unparalleled, exceptional taste.
Today, GREY GOOSE raises a glass to the PGA TOUR®. As a leader on and off the course, it’s a soaring example of the success that comes from passionately pursuing the extraordinary.
In January 2001, the Hawaii Tourism Authority entered into an Official Marketing Relationship with the PGA TOUR as the Official Sponsor of the Aloha Season. The relationship combines individual TOUR-related golf tournaments held annually in Hawaii into a marketing package that serves as the cornerstone for the state's $1-billion golf industry. For more information on the Hawaii Tourism Authority, visit www.gohawaii.com.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is proud to be the Official Hotel and Resort Partner of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour. The PGA TOUR and IHG began the five-year integrated marketing and business partnership in 2011. The partnership provides a terrific opportunity for IHG to showcase all its eight brands and bring to life its award winning loyalty program for fans as well as the PGA TOUR's membership base of players from around the world.
In addition to the official marketing relationship, IHG's Crowne Plaza & Resorts brand is the title sponsor of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Crowne Plaza has served as title sponsor of the historic event since 2007. Crowne Plaza is known to business travelers as "The Place to Meet" and golf courses have a storied history as informal meeting places, which Crowne Plaza will continue to leverage through its relationship with the PGA TOUR and Colonial Country Club across all IHG brands.
IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards.
IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at www.ihg.com.
John Deere is the Official Golf Course Equipment Supplier, Landscape Product Supplier and Golf Course Equipment Leasing Company of the PGA TOUR. John Deere provides equipment to the PGA TOUR network of Tournament Players Clubs and Courses (TPCs) and is title sponsor of the John Deere Classic. Deere provides a full range of golf and turf equipment, along with utility vehicles and selected construction equipment, on an exclusive basis to each of the TOUR's owned and operated TPC courses. As courses are added to the TPC network around the world, each new course will be groomed with John Deere equipment.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is proud to be the Official Multifunction Printer of the PGA TOUR.
Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.
Mackenzie Investments is umbrella sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada - Mackenzie Tour.
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $71 billion in assets under management, and as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada, with $142 billion.
Everything we do starts with the needs of investors, whether they are saving for a child’s postsecondary education, setting money aside for the future needs of a family member with a disability, or funding their own retirement. In fact, our focus is summed up in our Vision statement: We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.
MasterCard Worldwide's commitment to PGA TOUR fans includes many prominent programs and events. As the Preferred Payment System of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, MasterCard sponsors the scoreboards for fans and spectators at 60 events each year. Additionally, PGA TOUR MasterCard Cards are issued to TOUR fans, and TOUR officials use MasterCard Corporate Cards for their travel and entertainment needs.
MasterCard is the presenting sponsor of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. MasterCard Worldwide manages a family of well-known, widely accepted payment card brands including MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus. It serves financial institutions, consumers and businesses in over 210 countries and territories.
For more information, visit http://www.mastercard.us/
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is the official cancer center of the PGA TOUR. Established in 2015, MD Anderson will use the relationship to educate the golf community and general public on how to reduce cancer risk.
Ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care for the past 25 years in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey, MD Anderson has one mission: to end cancer through patient care, research, prevention and education. The Houston-based institution has treated one million patients since 1944. It pioneered the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, bringing experts from many disciplines together to prepare treatment plans for its patients. Many of the treatment protocols developed at MD Anderson are considered the standard of care worldwide.
To learn more, visit www.makingcancerhistory.com/PGATOUR
MetLife is the Official Life Insurance Company of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. MetLife has provided aerial coverage to PGA TOUR events for over two decades through its blimp program, and 2013 marks its first year as an Official Marketing Partner of the TOUR.
MetLife will continue to provide aerial coverage across the PGA TOUR’s broadcast partner networks with its Snoopy One and Snoopy Two blimps. The MetLife blimps will appear at approximately 30 PGA TOUR events per year enhancing the viewing experience for fans everywhere.
As a global company, MetLife will also leverage the popularity of golf worldwide through international broadcasts of TOUR events and local market PGA TOUR activations.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
For more information, visit https://www.metlife.com
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Mitsubishi Electric is the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider and the Official HVAC Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
The Diamond Vision LED Scoreboards are featured at over 40 PGA TOUR tournaments, bringing a new level of interaction and excitement. Mitsubishi Electric recently increased its involvement with the PGA TOUR by building 12 new Diamond Vision boards for the Champions Tour. The Diamond Vision boards have significantly upgraded the on-site fan experience through a variety of videos as well as an array of player and course information and graphics generated by the TOUR's real-time scoring system.
Mitsubishi Electric's U.S. operations include nearly a dozen companies that manufacture and market an extensive line of commercial, industrial and consumer products. These include elevators and escalators; cooling and heating systems; semiconductor devices; large-scale data walls, LCD flat panel display walls, and stadium displays; automotive components, electronics systems; factory automation equipment; power products; solar panels; industrial printers and other items.
For more information visit mitsubishielectric-usa.com.
About Nature ValleyNature Valley created the granola bar category in 1975 and brings great taste to active consumers looking for wholesome snacks. Nature Valley offers seven great-tasting granola snacks: Crunch Granola Bars, Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars, Chewy Trail Mix Bars, Granola Thins, Yogurt Granola Bars, Roasted Nut Crunch Bars, and Granola Nut Clusters. Nature Valley is also the Official Natural Granola Bar of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour, the United States Ski and Snowboarding Association, Nature Valley NASTAR, Cross Country Ski Areas Association, Vail Resorts, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. In addition, Nature Valley is a sponsor of the Nature Valley Grand Prix and the National Parks Conservation Association.
About General MillsOne of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company's $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.
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O'Doul's is enjoying its 18th year as the Official Non-Alcohol Brew of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. The best-selling non-alcohol brew in the United States, O'Doul's also features the PGA Tour logo on a variety of its primary and secondary packaging. O'Doul's and O'Doul's Amber are ideal alternative malt beverages for those consumers who enjoy the great taste of beer but prefer not to have the alcohol. For more information, visit www.odouls.com.
Bank of America is proud to be the provider of the PGA TOUR® BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ MasterCard® credit card. Get more cash back for the things you buy most, including 1% cash back everywhere, every time; 2% cash back on groceries and 3% cash back on gas for the first $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter.*
As a PGA TOUR BankAmericard Cash Rewards MasterCard credit card cardholder, enjoy TPC® Rewards benefits:
• Access to participating TPC courses across the country
• Discounted greens fees when you pay with your PGA TOUR BankAmericard Cash Rewards MasterCard credit card
• The ability to bring up to three guests
• 20% off regularly priced merchandise you purchase at TPC Shops using the card
• And other amenities
Apply for your card today and receive two tickets to the PGA TOUR event of your choice after making at least $75 in transactions with your new card within the first 90 days. (Students not eligible.). Learn more and apply now, click HERE.
* The 2% cash back on grocery purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases applies to the first $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases.
For information about rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of the credit card, click on the link above and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit card application. This credit card program is issued and administered by FIA Card Services, N.A.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) developed a strong relationship with the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour over a decade ago as their Official Professional Services firm. They expanded this relationship in 2003 to become a Proud Partner of THE PLAYERS Championship. In 2001, PwC was introduced to The First Tee and today is a major supporter of this initiative and a National Trustee. Their association with THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA TOUR and The First Tee results from the values that these organizations and PwC share--honesty, integrity, leadership and excellence.
About the PwC network
PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people. We're committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is a Delaware limited liability partnership. PwC refers to the US member firm, and may sometimes refer to the PwC network. Each member firm is a separate legal entity. Please see http://www.pwc.com/structure for further details.
Quicken Loans® is the "Official Mortgage Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour" and title sponsor of the Quicken Loans National. As a five-time J.D. Power Award winner for client satisfaction, Quicken Loans leverages the sponsorship through consumer promotions and fan engagement, and gives golf fans a simple, easy process and amazing mortgage experience. Quicken Loans has a strong tradition of honoring and supporting military personnel and will continue that tradition in conjunction with the Quicken Loans National in Washington, D.C.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second-largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed $140 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2013-2014. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit.
Internationally recognized as the premier luxury timepiece, Rolex has been leading the watch industry since the company was founded in the early 1900's. With an unrivaled reputation for superb craftsmanship and quality, Rolex is best known for its many innovations including the Oyster case, self-winding Perpetual rotor and Day-Date feature.
Today, Rolex supports premier events throughout the world with a presence in equestrian events, golf, motorsports, tennis, yachting, culture and arts, as well as philanthropic programs. The Rolex association with golf began in 1967 when Arnold Palmer was presented with a gold Oyster Perpetual watch to honor his many achievements. Since that time Rolex has forged relationships with many of the game's greatest players and its major organizations. Integrity, precision and the skillful pursuit of excellence have made Rolex and golf perfect partners.
SERVPRO® is proud to be the Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA TOUR.
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,650 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.
SERVPRO® will initiate marketing efforts across multiple PGA TOUR platforms; including tournament activation, national media, access to national TPC courses and business networking opportunities. In the upcoming year, SERVPRO® will partner with the PGA TOUR and TPC Clubhouses to develop emergency ‘Ready’ plans to insure business preparedness in case of weather related or other disasters.
With the SERVPRO® Ready Plan APP and Emergency Ready Profile, tools created for property managers and owners, business interruption can be minimized by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business. Visit www.servpro.com/ready for more information.
Shell Oil Company's commitment to golf goes back more than 40 years with its creation of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf television series. Its commitment was reinforced in 1992 with its support of the Shell Houston Open which has contributed more than $45 million dollars to charity since that time. Shell's landmark dedication to the World Golf Hall of Fame and The First Tee through the World Golf Foundation as Founding Partner has impacted the lives of millions who find inspiration and hope through these organizations. Shell Oil company...ensuring that golf's past is remembered, and its future is secure.
Southern Company, one of the largest generators of electricity in the USA, is the Official Energy Company of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
Through this sponsorship each year, Southern Company funds the Payne Stewart Award grant, given annually to a professional golfer who best exemplifies the values of character, charity and sportsmanship. The past winners have all distinguished themselves through their respect for the game, the TOUR's tradition of charity and their ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The grant supports several initiatives in Stewart's name. Since 2000, some of golf’s greatest players have received the award, including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, Tom Watson and Sir Nick Faldo, who won the award in 2014.
Since 2003, Southern Company has also been a proud supporter of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Southern Company sponsors the “SO Cool Zone,” which offers an interactive experience allowing fans to slip away from the action, cool off and recharge. Guests are invited to check out the latest in electric vehicle charging capabilities and the most innovative electric BMW models. Fans of all ages can also have their picture taken with the Payne Stewart Award and enjoy a relaxing, shaded area to cool down while charging their mobile devices at a solar charging station.
Stryker provides the “Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.” The sponsorship advances Stryker’s commitment to the health and well-being of joint pain sufferers, and will feature opportunities for golf fans to learn about Stryker products at PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events. Information about Stryker’s joint pain solutions and sponsorship of Champions Tour Professional’s Fred Funk and Hal Sutton can be found by visiting www.movewithstryker.com
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.
TEEOFF.COM BY PGA TOUR
TeeOff.com (www.teeoff.com) is the Official Tee Time Booking Engine of the PGA TOUR. Offering more than 500,000 tee times at 3,000+ courses worldwide, TeeOff.com offers golfers the chance to “Golf More” with exclusive deals not found anywhere else at some of the world’s best courses. TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR also serves as a powerful advertising platform for brands looking to connect with the millions of golfers in its database or that book tee times through the site.
Tempur-Pedic is the PGA TOUR’s official mattress, bedding and pillow sponsor. Through the relationship, Tempur-Pedic will share with the PGA TOUR audience the message that a great night’s sleep helps you perform your best, whether you’re teeing it up against the best golfers in the world or trying to win a skin from your weekend foursome.
The unique comfort, pressure relief and adaptive support of Tempur-Pedic is designed to deliver truly personalized comfort for your best night’s sleep, thanks to TEMPUR® material, which automatically adapts to support your body's unique shape, weight and temperature.
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is the world’s largest bedding provider. Tempur Sealy International develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The Company’s brand portfolio includes many of the most highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®, OptimumTM and Stearns & Foster®. World headquarters for Tempur Sealy International is in Lexington, KY.
For more information, visit http://www.tempursealy.com or call 800-805-3635800-805-3635.
Tiffany & Co. is an Official Award and Gift Provider of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, and Web.com Tour. Tiffany & Co. creates awards for many of the world's greatest sporting events including the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the National Football League, the National Basketball Association Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, Major League Baseball World Series Trophy and the U.S. Open Tennis Championship Trophies. In 2007, Tiffany & Co., joined forces with the PGA TOUR to create the FedExCup Trophy - a sterling silver spun cup designed for the PGA TOUR's season-long points competition. Tiffany & Co. also produces trophies for several other PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events such as The Presidents Cup, Northern Trust Open, and Dick's Sporting Goods Open to name a few. For more information, click here.
TMC USA is the publisher of TPC Signature, the official magazine of the PGA TOUR® TPC Network. The magazine offers a comprehensive look at the best golf has to offer, including candid interviews with top PGA TOUR pros and golfing celebrities, in-depth coverage of elite destinations, fine dining, spirits and vehicles, and lush, bold photography of the finest courses in the world. With contributions from some of the game's top writers and photographers and luxury content that covers the full spectrum of the golfing lifestyle, each issue of TPC Signature is a keepsake edition sure to impress anyone who loves the game of golf.
TMC USA is a boutique publisher with offices in London and New York that creates a range of titles for such clients as the PGA TOUR, Arnold Palmer and others.
Travelers is one of the largest commercial property and casualty insurers in the United States. Travelers is the title sponsor to the PGA TOUR's Travelers Championship as well as the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. In addition, Travelers is an industry leader in providing property/liability coverage for golf facilities through its Eagle 3 program. Since 1988, Eagle 3 has insured PGA TOUR tournaments and the TOUR's Tournament Players Clubs across the country under its Tournament Liability Insurance Program.
As the Official Airline of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and the Web.com Tour, United Airlines is proud to fly golf’s best to over 370 destinations worldwide. United strives to provide the best travel experience, world-class club facilities, and offers the most comprehensive route network in the industry. United also offers the most rewarding loyalty program with MileagePlus where members have the unique opportunity to use their miles to bid on exclusive PGA TOUR experiences at united.com.
Look for a strong United presence on tour this year in San Francisco (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), Los Angeles (Northern Trust Open), New York (The Barclays), Washington D.C. (Quicken Loans National), and Chicago (BMW Championship).
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United Rentals provides the world’s largest fleet of rental equipment to event operations and commercial contractors, as well as public and private works. We offer our customers 830+ locations throughout North America and true 24/7 support, including on-site maintenance day or night, to keep their rental equipment and events/jobsites up and running.
USA TODAY is an Official Marketing Partner of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. USA TODAY Sports brings the most comprehensive digital and print coverage of the PGA TOUR throughout the season highlighting weekly news, tournaments, standings and results across the PGA TOUR, Champions and Web.com Tours. As part of this multi-year marketing relationship, the PGA TOUR and USA TODAY Sports will collaborate on several digital content initiatives in 2014 and beyond, including stats/scoring, news/editorial, and PGA TOUR video. On the print side of the marketing relationship, USA TODAY Sports continues to be the Official Newspaper Partner of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, offering dedicated coverage on Thursdays and Fridays.
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett's more than 100 well-known local media brands. It also includes the sports photography wire service USA TODAY Sports Images, leading high school sports destination USA TODAY High School Sports; For The Win, the first mainstream sports media property focused exclusively on “social news,” and designed specifically to resonate on social networks and non-traditional media channels and platforms; Sports On Earth, a joint venture with MLB Advanced Media dedicated to great sports writing in all its forms; and the hundreds of sites within USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties, including Hoopshype.com and mixed martial arts site MMAjunkie.com, among many others. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI).
Valspar® is proud to be Official Paint of the PGA TOUR and Title Sponsor of the Valspar Championship, the Most Colorful PGA TOUR Tournament in the World.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Valspar is a 208-year-old global leader in paint and coatings, best known for its colorful paints and reassuring color guarantee. Valspar consumer paints are widely available at home centers, hardware stores and locally owned paint stores, but Valspar also makes colorful and protective coatings for some of the world’s most-recognized brands, including the red of Coca-Cola cans, the yellow of Case construction equipment and the iconic green of John Deere equipment.
Learn more about Valspar at www.valsparpaint.com.
Visionworks is committed to providing its customers with an excellent shopping experience and high quality products and service with the best value and selection in the industry. All of their stores offer designer and exclusive brand frames, lenses, sunglasses and accessories along with leading technology in vision correction. Their comprehensive service offerings include contact lens dispensing, in-store labs which provide one-hour service on most prescriptions at nearly all locations and doctors of optometry at or next to every store.
Throughout the season, the Visionworks brand will be prominently featured on the Player Mobile Health and Fitness Trailers. The state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Trailers are available to PGA TOUR and Champions Tour players at 60+ tournaments to help prevent injuries, strengthen their game and elongate their careers. In addition to educating players about the importance of eye health, Visionworks will also be at various TOUR events offering complimentary vision screenings. Visionworks is a Silver Sponsor of The First Tee, providing free vision screenings and corrective eyewear (if necessary) from Visionworks at several The First Tee chapter events throughout the year.
To learn more about Visionworks and how you can find “A Better You,” visit www.visionworks.com.
______________________ William Hill Estate Winery is the official wine of the PGA TOUR. With roots deeply anchored in the Napa Valley, William Hill Estate crafts luxury wines from the undiscovered vineyards of California’s most celebrated regions. Beginning with William Hill Estate’s 140-acre benchland vineyard near the Silverado Trail, Winemaker Mark Williams turns to the hidden corners of southern Napa, the North Coast and the Central Coast to create a unique collection of rich, expressive wines.
Please visit us at WilliamHillEstate.com to purchase our wines, learn about membership, or book a tasting room visit.
Web.com is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed online, and sees its umbrella sponsorship of the Web.com Tour as an extension of that mission. As part of its official marketing partnership, Web.com will provide website design and online marketing services for all TOUR players, tournaments and charities associated with the Web.com Tour, the PGA TOUR and the Champions Tour. Additionally, Web.com will be bringing its expertise in helping small businesses to the various Tour markets through a series of Web.com Small Business Forums in conjunction with tournament events.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Web.com (Nasdaq: WWWW) is a leading provider of online marketing services that make it fast, easy, and cost-effective for small businesses to attract and acquire new customers on the internet. Web.com offers a complete range of web services, including domain registration, website design, search engine optimization, online marketing and local sales leads, plus social, mobile and e-commerce solutions. With nearly three million customers and more than 15 million successful websites created, Web.com is uniquely suited to serve the online marketing needs of small businesses at every stage of their development.