TPC POTOMAC AT AVENEL FARM TO HOST WEB.COM TOUR'S "MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP," MAY 30 - JUNE 2
January 08, 2013
(Dec. 12, 2012 / Potomac, Md.) - IGP Sports & Entertainment Group of North Palm Beach, Florida and the PGA TOUR today announced that the Web.com Tour will return to the greater Washington, D.C. area in 2013 when the newly named "Mid-Atlantic Championship" is played May 30 - June 2 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland.
IGP Sports will once again provide complete tournament management with the focus on producing one of the finest events on the Web.com Tour. Kenneth R. Kennerly, President & CEO of IGP Sports & Entertainment Group also announced that Teo Sodeman will once again serve as tournament director for the seventh straight year. "We are thrilled to capitalize on the success of our 2012 inaugural event, and having Teo once again lead our team is a testament to our commitment to producing a premier event on the Web.com Tour. Professional golf has a long history in the mid-Atlantic area, and we are thrilled to continue in this fashion," said Kennerly. IGP Sports also manages the PGA TOUR's highly successful Honda Classic at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.
"This year's move to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm was extremely well received by tournament sponsors, the players and everyone involved in the tournament," said Sodeman. ""With its new umbrella sponsor and a dramatically revamped qualifying system in place, 2013 promises to be a very exciting year for the Web.com Tour. We look forward to being a part of the Tour's new era."
David Lingmerth won the Championship in early October by one shot over Casey Wittenberg, who was named 2012 Web.com Tour Player of the Year yesterday. Both Lingmerth and Wittenberg are headed to the PGA TOUR next year, having earned their cards via the Web.com Tour this year.
An announcement about the host organization will be made in the near future.
About the Web.com Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour enters a new era in 2013 as it identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. Beginning in 2013, the Web.com Tour becomes the path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals in September. Web.com became the Tour's umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, replacing Nationwide Insurance. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 345 PGA TOUR titles, including 17 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.7 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter and Facebook.
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About IGP Sports & Entertainment Group
IGP Sports & Entertainment Group is a fully integrated sports marketing firm fusing professional golf management, corporate entertainment and creative solutions into one dynamic agency. Powered by a team with over 200 years of combined professional experience, IGP Sports designs and operates professional golf tournaments, builds and activates sponsorship initiatives, develops and manages corporate meetings and entertainment programs, and initiates professional athlete endorsements and brand advancement relationships. For more information, visit www.igpgroup.com.