Zurich Argentina Swing extended thru 2020

  • From left to right, past Zurich Argentina Swing winners Kent Bulle, 2015, Samuel Del Val, 2016, and Jared Wolfe, 2017. (PGA TOUR)
    From left to right, past Zurich Argentina Swing winners Kent Bulle, 2015, Samuel Del Val, 2016, and Jared Wolfe, 2017. (PGA TOUR)
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  • PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Reaffirming its commitment with Argentine golf, Zurich Argentina signed an agreement with PGA TOUR Latinoamérica to extend the Zurich Argentina Swing thru 2020. The competition has successfully created a unified brand around the Tour’s Argentine events since it was launched in 2015.

    Besides continuing to support the four Tour events played in this South American nation, the company will keep rewarding the top-performing player across these events a cash prize of $10,000.

    “We are delighted to extend our partnership with PGA TOUR Latinoamérica until 2020. For Zurich, golf is a sport of excellence, with values we share and want to continue to promote. In only three years, the Zurich Argentina Swing has turned into a classic that encourages professionals to join the Tour and makes the country and the region grow increasingly competitive in the world of golf,” said Zurich Argentina CEO Fabio Rossi.

    Next season, the Zurich Argentina Swing is scheduled to begin in April, with the 87th Abierto OSDE del Centro in Cordoba and the Molino Cañuelas Championship in Buenos Aires played in consecutive weeks. The other two events, the Argentina Classic and the 113th VISA Open de Argentina, will be played in November at venues yet to be determined.

    “Argentina has played a significant role on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica since our inception. The fact we have a tremendous history with Zurich in Argentina is meaningful and makes this partnership a significant one in the history of the Tour,” said PGA TOUR Latinoamérica President Jack Warfield. “We very much appreciate Zurich and its loyalty and know that in return we are providing great value to the company.”

    Besides awarding a cash prize for the winner of this competition, Zurich Argentina has turned these events into an opportunity to give back to the community. For the past three years, every birdie or eagle carded on the 18th hole at each of these events has translated into a donation that has steadily climbed from $80,000 Argentine pesos in 2015 to $223,200 in 2017. For the past two years, the money raised thru this charity component was presented to Fundación Integrar, a foundation focused on providing scholarships to college students in Argentina.

    The Zurich Argentina Swing has been won by Kent Bulle of Glasgow, Kentucky (2015), Samuel Del Val of Bilbao, Spain (2016) and Jared Wolfe of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (2017).