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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.
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.
Michelob ULTRA - the Official Beer of the PGA TOURand Champions Tour - is proud to continue the longstanding support by the Michelob Family of Beers with the PGA TOUR, now entering its 18th season. Michelob ULTRA is a smooth, refreshing light lager brewed using the finest pale two-row and six-row barley, select grains, all-imported hops and a pure cultured yeast strain. With only 95 calories and 2.6 carbs per 12-ounce serving, Michelob ULTRA encourages adult beer drinkers to "Live Life to the ULTRA" by leading active lifestyles. The Michelob ULTRA Family of Beers also includes Michelob ULTRA Amber, three Michelob ULTRA Fruit flavors - Lime Cactus, Tuscan Orange Grapefruit and Pomegranate Raspberry and ULTRA 19th Hole, a refreshing mix of tea and lemonade. For more information, visit www.michelobultra.com.
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.
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.
In 1876, brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer established Beringer Vineyards in the Napa Valley and began making world-class wines from this previously undiscovered region. Since then, Beringer has built a legacy crafting renowned wines from a prized collection of Napa Valley vineyards, celebrating the uniqueness of each site and a remarkable winemaking history. Winemaker Laurie Hook continues this tradition, making classic wines that speak eloquently of Beringer's rich heritage, while offering the utmost in quality and modern elegance.
As the Official Wine of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, and Web.com Tour, Beringer brings a taste of the Napa Valley to fans at select tournaments and proudly displays the partnership through in-store consumer retail promotions nationwide.
For more information, please visit http://www.Beringer.com.
BHSports is proud to produce on behalf of the PGA TOUR, the bi-annual two-part official PGA TOUR Essential Guide to Golf, The Presidents Cup official program, and TPC Life & Leisure. The first-mentioned publications contain extensive tournament event coverage, analysis, statistics and insights, along with the world's top player profiles; the last mentioned, TPC Life & Leisure, is a high-end golf and lifestyle quarterly with extensive distribution across the TPC network. 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.
Cessna Aircraft Company is proud to be the Official Business Aircraft Manufacturer of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR and Cessna signed a three-year marketing and business relationship deal through 2014 for brand-building purposes, developing customer relationships and identifying new business opportunities. Cessna plans to host existing and potential customers at PGA TOUR tournaments in key markets.
About Cessna: Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Company, is the world's leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2011, Cessna delivered 689 aircraft, including 183 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.990 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at cessna.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.
Charles Schwab is the Official Investment Firm of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. In the fifteenth year of this successful partnership, Schwab continues its support of the tournaments, players, administrators and fans of golf. Charles Schwab provides investment education services, one-on-one consultations with Schwab investment specialists and a variety of investment tools to PGA TOUR and Champions Tour players, as well as to TOUR administrators and employees. In addition, 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 twelfth season. Tom Lehman, who led the season-long race most of the year, held on to capture the 2011 Charles Schwab Cup.
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 tournaments and tournament telecasts. Schwab showcases various players, their investment needs and Schwab's solutions.
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.
FedEx is proud to deliver the FedExCup competition to golf fans. Now in its 6th 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 37 weeks of competition, players vie to become the FedExCup Champion, which distinguishes one player who not only performs well during the PGA TOUR Regular Season, but also excels through the pressure of the four-event PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. 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 2011. Bill Hass secured the title of 2012 FedExCup Champion with a brilliant save out of a greenside water hazard on the second hole of a sudden death playoff.
FedEx Corporation will produce superior financial returns for its shareowners by providing customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $42 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 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
As an Official Healthcare Sponsor of the PGA TOUR, Champions TOUR and Web.com Tour, GE is proud to align healthymagination with PGA TOUR using Medical Diagnostic Imaging Equipment and Electronic Medical Records Management Solutions. From supplying state-of-the-art portable body composition assessment technology to TOUR players, to GE's healthymagination Pavilion located at various events throughout the season, GE is bringing better health to more people through innovative and educational programs aimed at improving health both on and off the course.
About GE: GE (NYSE: 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
About healthymagination: Healthymagination is GE's $6 billion commitment that was launched in May 2009. Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. For more information on GE and our healthymagination initiatives, visit www.healthymagination.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 323-202-4061, Brandon.Lopez@gettyimages.com.
GOLF DIGEST PROPERTIES
Golf Digest Properties, a division of Conde Nast, is proud that Golf Digest and Golf World have been selected as the Official Golf Publications of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
Through this partnership, the print publications of Golf Digest Properties are now the only consumer golf magazines recognized as Official Tour Partners. As such, the PGA TOUR's sponsors have the opportunity to utilize the extensive publishing and marketing assets of both Golf Digest and Golf World magazines, including custom advertising, advertorials, special sections and integrated marketing programs within the magazines.
Golf Digest is every golfer's guide to the good life-on and off the course. It is committed to publishing the best and the brightest-the ideas and images of golf's greatest teachers, players and writers-to its 6.2 million readers. Published since 1950, Golf Digest has continued to develop and grow its relationship with PGA TOUR players, including the following as exclusive Playing Editors: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Justin Leonard, Nick Price and Annika Sorenstam.
Golf World, since 1947, has provided an in-depth insider's perspective of the game each week. As the only publication with a presence at every PGA TOUR event, Golf World breaks the stories, gains the exclusive interviews and provides candid views of the people and events that shape the game.
Conde Nast includes Conde Nast Magazines, Golf Digest Properties, Conde Nast Business Media Group, CondeNet, Conde Nast Media Group, Fairchild Publications and Conde Nast Shared Services.
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.
HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY
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..Aloha Season Schedule:
Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Maui
January 4-7, 2013
The Plantation Course at Kapalua
Sony Open in Hawaii, Oahu, Oahu
January 10-13, 2013
Waialae Country Club, Honolulu
Mitsubishi Electric Championship, Hualalai, Hualalai
January 18-20, 2013
Hualalai Golf Course, Ka'upulehu-Kona
Humana is the Official Health Benefits Provider of the PGA TOUR and the Champions Tour. This partnership, now in its fourth year, brings Humana's industry-leading solutions to golf fans nationwide - and helps us make a positive impact in communities the PGA TOUR and Humana serve.
As part of the company's long-term commitment to service, Humana and its associates support The First Tee Foundation, an organization that helps young people develop character and values through golf and education.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with more than 11 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services for large and small businesses, as well as government-sponsored and individual plans.
Over its 46-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement. Through a combination of personal guidance and cutting-edge technology, Humana aims to give its members the information they need to choose and use their benefits with confidence and success.
For more information, go to: http://www.humana.com/about/company_information/pga_tour.asp
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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.
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/
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. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife 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
Mitsubishi Electric provides the highly popular Diamond Vision LED scoreboards at virtually every PGA TOUR tournament as the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA TOUR. Since being introduced at THE PLAYERS Championship in May 2007, 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 ShotLink real-time scoring system.
In addition to being the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA TOUR, Mitsubishi Electric Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Division is the Official HVAC Partner of the PGA TOUR, while the Factory Automation Division and Power Products Division are Official Sponsors of the PGA TOUR.
Starting in 2009, Mitsubishi Electric became the title sponsor of the Champions Tour's season-opening tournament at Hualalai in Hawaii. The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai features an elite field of the past tournament champions and senior major championship winners from the past five years. As part of the sponsorship agreement, Mitsubishi Electric provides LED scoreboards at Hualalai.
Mitsubishi Electric's US operations include nearly a dozen companies that manufacture and market an extensive line of commercial, industrial and consumer electronics products. These include elevators and escalators; heating and air conditioning systems; semiconductor devices; high-definition televisions, home theater and display devices; large-scale data walls and stadium displays; automotive components, electronics and entertainment systems; factory automation equipment, power products, solar panels and other items.
For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com.
About Nature Valley
Nature 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 Mills
One 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.
PGA TOUR® BANKAMERICARD CASH REWARDS™ MASTERCARD® CREDIT CARD
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 firms help organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are 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.
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.
SHELL OIL COMPANY
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.
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.
Southern Company, the country's most reliable generator of electricity, 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 the PGA TOUR member who best represents the professionalism and commitment to charity, golf tradition and personal presentation that Payne Stewart represented. The grant will support several initiatives in Stewart's name.
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Byron Nelson were recipients of the first Payne Stewart Award in 2000. Ben Crenshaw was the 2001 winner, Nick Price earned the award in 2002, Tom Watson in 2003, Jay Haas in 2004, Brad Faxon in 2005, Gary Player in 2006, Hal Sutton in 2007, Davis Love III in 2008, Kenny Perry in 2009, Tom Lehman in 2010, David Toms in 2011, and Steve Stricker was the recipient of the award in 2012.
Since 2003, Southern Company has also been a Proud Supporter of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Southern Company sponsors the "Power Station," which offers coffee and donuts to hospitality purchasers. They are also a sponsor of the Spectator Shuttle Bus Program as well as the PGA TOUR Pavilion powered by Southern Company which includes an exhibit of the Payne Stewart Award.
TIFFANY & CO.
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.
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. (AT&T National), and Chicago (BMW Championship).
USA Today Sports
USA TODAY is the Official Newspaper of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. USA TODAY Sports brings the most comprehensive daily 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. Each week during the season, USA TODAY Sports section will include dedicated PGA TOUR coverage on Thursdays and Fridays. As part of this marketing partnership, USA TODAY Sports will also be developing PGA TOUR-themed special sections to compliment daily coverage.
USA TODAY Sports Media Group reaches over 40 million passionate influential consumers through print, online, mobile, broadcast and tablet which encompass all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties, 23 broadcast television stations, HighSchoolSports.net, BNQT.comand MMAjunkie.com. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
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.