|FORMER PRESIDENT CUP STAFFER IAN KNIGHT NAMED TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR FOR FRYS.COM OPEN|
SAN MARTIN, Calif. - Frys.com Open president Duke Butler announced today that Ian Knight, former director of sales and marketing for the 2009 Presidents Cup, has been named the tournament director for the Frys.com Open, an official event on the PGA TOUR that will be played Oct. 11-17, 2010, at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. "We are excited to announce the addition of Ian Knight to the Frys.com Open team," Butler said. "His experience in the golf industry, coupled with his knowledge of the Bay Area and the South Bay Area will without a doubt help make the Frys.com Open a tremendous success as we bring the first ever PGA TOUR event to the Silicon Valley." A long-time resident of Northern California, Knight has spent the last five years working for the PGA TOUR, including the last two for the 2009 Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, where he was responsible for managing all sales and marketing initiatives and exceeded sales targets resulting in more than $4.2 million in charitable donations. He also worked as Tournament Director for the 2007 Frys.com Open in Las Vegas, Nev., and spent two years in the PGA TOUR's Golf Course Properties division, helping the business development program across the TPC Network of golf courses. Prior to joining the PGA TOUR, Knight spent 15 years working in business development for a number of Silicon Valley technology companies, including America Online, Apple and Netscape. A former college golfer at Rice University, Knight and his wife Claudia live in Menlo Park, Calif. The Frys.com Open is part of the PGA TOUR's Fall Series and features a full-field (132 players), four-day tournament with a $5 million purse and $900,000 payout to the winner. The tournament will be played Oct. 11-17 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., located just 30 minutes south of title sponsor Fry's Electronics headquarters in San Jose, Calif. For more information go to www.frysopengolf.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frysopengolf.