Wells Fargo extends sponsorship of Wells Fargo Championship through 2019
Event continues at Quail Hollow; one-time move to Eagle Point G.C. in 2017
March 18, 2014
- Quail Hollow will host the PGA Championship in 2017. (Lecka/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE -- Wells Fargo, the PGA TOUR and tournament host organization Champions for Education announced today that Wells Fargo will continue its sponsorship of the Wells Fargo Championship through 2019 after signing a five-year extension.
“With this extension, Wells Fargo is proud to continue as the title sponsor of the Wells Fargo Championship and ensure that the wonderful benefits the tournament brings to our local communities continue for years to come,” said Jamie Moldafsky, Wells Fargo Chief Marketing Officer. “The Wells Fargo Championship has proven to be one of the PGA TOUR’s most popular events, providing a terrific platform to showcase the Wells Fargo brand nationally and an important source of pride and economic benefit for the Carolinas. In continuing this tradition, Wells Fargo is excited to announce a national expansion of our Succeeding TogetherSM community program with The First Tee.”
In addition to the extension, officials also announced the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship will be held at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., when its regular host site, Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, hosts that year’s PGA Championship. The 2014 Wells Fargo Championship is scheduled for May 1-4.
“The Wells Fargo Championship has become recognized as a premier tournament and a favorite among the players since it made its debut on the PGA TOUR in 2003,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “Credit certainly goes to the ongoing dedication and support of Wells Fargo, as well as the commitment of Quail Hollow Club president Johnny Harris and the leadership of tournament Executive Director Kym Hougham and his staff. We’re obviously extremely pleased to announce Wells Fargo’s new five-year commitment, as well as being able to announce Eagle Point Golf Club as a very worthy site for the 2017 tournament while Quail Hollow prepares for the PGA Championship.”
Eagle Point is a Tom Fazio-designed course that opened in 2000 and has been ranked among the Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses six straight years.
Since its beginning in 2003, the Wells Fargo Championship has donated more than $16 million to local and regional charities. The tournament was awarded back-to-back “Best in Class” Awards in 2009 and 2010 by the PGA TOUR.
“We are certainly grateful to Wells Fargo and its sponsorship team for their support, friendship and dedication for the past eleven years and as we work toward the future,” said Wells Fargo Championship Executive Director Kym Hougham. “The support of our community and region has been incredible and today’s announcement will please our spectators, the other charitable efforts we support as well as the many volunteers—many of whom are Wells Fargo team members. We are fortunate our tournament has become a popular spring tradition here in Charlotte and we are pleased we can continue to provide a PGA TOUR event for this area.”
“Hosting the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003 and going forward is an honor for Quail Hollow Club’s members and staff,” said Quail Hollow Club President Johnny Harris. “We have formed many friendships through the years with Wells Fargo team members, players, patrons and other corporate partners. Our goal in the beginning was to keep this as an annual tradition and thanks to Wells Fargo’s commitment and tremendous support we are excited that goal has been extended. We look forward to that one week each year when we can share our golf course and grounds with the best players in the world as well as golf enthusiasts.”
In conjunction with its title sponsorship renewal of the Wells Fargo Championship, Wells Fargo announced a national expansion of its Succeeding Together community program with The First Tee. Through a variety of regional events and a national video essay contest, Wells Fargo’s Succeeding Together program celebrates the importance of having a coach or mentor in lives of America’s youth – something The First Tee provides to tens of thousands of students across the country.
“Wells Fargo recognizes the value of relationships and how we can achieve great things by working together - in the classroom, on the golf course and in our communities,” said Moldafsky. “We’re excited to grow our Succeeding Together community program with The First Tee in 2014 – hosting community events during the Wells Fargo Championship and at several other golf tournaments across the country this year.”