Lending Tree extends partnership with PGA TOUR

January 28, 2010
PGA TOUR staff

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA TOUR and LendingTree announced Monday, Jan. 25, a multi-year extension of their Official Marketing Partnership that will maintain the online lending exchange's exclusive designation as the "Official Mortgage and Home Lending Partner of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour."


With the extension LendingTree, a marketing partner since 2007, will continue its PGA TOUR Golf Giveaway, an integrated program that offers golf-related awards for consumers who start their loan request from lendingtree.com/pgatour and close on a refinance, purchase mortgage or home equity loan. Based on the amount of the loan, customers can choose between credit toward rounds of golf at over 100 premier courses nationwide, including select courses in the Tournament Players Club network, or a gift card for TaylorMade Golf equipment.

"We are thrilled to extend our relationship with LendingTree, one of the TOUR's innovative and valued partners," said Tom Wade, Chief Marketing Officer for the PGA TOUR. Their successful PGA TOUR promotion enables their business customers to take advantage of exclusive opportunities in our sport, including playing golf at upscale courses in the TPC network."

"Our partnership with the PGA TOUR has been extremely valuable to us and our customers," said Doug Lebda, Chief Executive Officer of LendingTree. "The level of competition on the PGA TOUR and the passion of the fans is a great fit for LendingTree and is why we've had more and more consumers take advantage of the golf promotion each year."