TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION TO HOST PGA TOUR’S HYUNDAI-SPONSORED TOURNAMENT IN LOS ANGELES

Posted on 15. Apr, 2016 by in Hyundai Canada

03/29/2016, PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Mar 29, 2016 – The PGA TOUR announced currently that a Tiger Woods Foundation will turn a new Host Organization of a TOUR’s ancestral contest during Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Tiger Woods, who grew adult in a Los Angeles area and whose Foundation is headquartered in circuitously Irvine, is expanding his joining to his internal California by portion as a horde and apropos actively concerned in a tournament. The transition follows a new proclamation that Hyundai Motor America will turn a tournament’s pretension unite also commencement with a 2017 event. PGA TOUR Championship Management has operated a contest given 2009.

“Recognizing Tiger’s ongoing tie to his home state by his Foundation, we saw an eventuality to conform a transition of a contest operation with a new long-term sponsorship by Hyundai,” pronounced PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “With Hyundai Motor America also formed in a Los Angeles area, we see this as a really certain pierce that serve strengthens a internal ties of a tournament. Further, with Tiger’s personal involvement, we trust it will continue to rouse a status on a PGA TOUR.”

“This is a illusory eventuality for my Foundation,” Tiger Woods said. “This is a initial PGA TOUR eventuality we ever played, and it means a lot to minister to a village that has upheld me and my Foundation for some-more than 20 years. I’m committed to personification in my Foundation’s events, and it will be sparkling to lapse to Riviera.”

The Tiger Woods Foundation and Hyundai are aligning with one of a longest-running tournaments on a PGA TOUR. It debuted in 1926 during Los Angeles Country Club as a Los Angeles Open. The contest was staged during several courses via a Los Angeles area before henceforth settling during Riviera Country Club in 1973. Bubba Watson recently became a tournament’s 90th champion and a two-time leader during Riviera, carrying also won in 2014.

“Together with Tiger and his Foundation we will continue to make Los Angeles’ signature golf eventuality one of a best stops on a PGA TOUR,” pronounced Dave Zuchowski, boss and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Having such jointly clever ties to Southern California, Hyundai and a Tiger Woods Foundation are sexually committed to stability a expansion and free impact of a contest and a tie to a internal village in a years to come.”

The LA-based contest joins a Tiger Woods Foundation’s stream portfolio of PGA TOUR events, including Washington DC’s Quicken Loans National and a Hero World Challenge, hold during Albany in a Bahamas. As partial of a PGA TOUR’s ongoing refinements to a FedExCup, Championship Management will assume operations of a Deutsche Bank Championship commencement in 2017. The Foundation, that has operated a eventuality given 2013, skeleton to say a free joining to a New England village by a Earl Woods Scholarship Program. Currently, there are 15 scholars from a New England region, and 5 some-more scholars will be welcomed into a module for a 2016/17 propagandize year.

The TOUR and Hyundai Motor America, that is headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., announced on Jan 20 that Hyundai would be changeable a sponsorship from a Tournament of Champions in Hawaii to a Riviera Country Club contest for a 2016-17 season. This followed an progressing proclamation that Northern Trust, that has sponsored a Los Angeles eventuality given 2008, will reinstate Barclays as pretension unite of a initial FedExCup Playoff contest hold annually in a New York/New Jersey area. This change will also take place in 2017.

“On interest of The Riviera Country Club, we are anxious to have a eventuality to work with a Tiger Woods Foundation and Hyundai,” pronounced Michael R. Yamaki, Corporate Officer of The Riviera Country Club. “We during Riviera have always deliberate Tiger a home city favourite given his pledge days personification in a Los Angeles area. We have hosted a L.A. Open for over 50 years and a past champions have been a who’s who of golf. Now with Hyundai entrance on house as a new pretension unite and a Tiger Woods Foundation portion as a Host Organization, a ancestral Riviera bequest continues.”

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