Great news for pro golfers who love cajun food, boozing and gambling — the Tour will return to NOLA for another six years!
On Wednesday it was announced that Zurich, the insurance provider, has signed a five-year extension as title sponsor of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
From the press release:
AVONDALE, La. (April 24, 2012) – Zurich Insurance Group CEO Martin Senn today announced that the company has signed a five-year extension as title sponsor of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, through 2019.
Senn was joined by PGA TOUR members Justin Rose and Ben Crane, PGA TOUR Chief Marketing Officer Jay Monahan and Steve Worthy, CEO of The Fore!Kids Foundation, the tournament’s host organization.
“This extension shows Zurich’s continued commitment to New Orleans and its people,” Senn said during a press conference at TPC Louisiana, where the 54th edition of the tournament begins tomorrow. “Our sponsorship has allowed us to build valuable relationships with the Fore!Kids Foundation and the PGA TOUR. Together we have raised more than $9 million to support local charities whose mission is to help children in need in the New Orleans area. The Zurich Classic has paid dividends on many levels and I am confident that Zurich’s bonds with New Orleans will grow even stronger in the years ahead.”
Zurich became title sponsor of the tournament in 2005 and four years later, signed an extension through 2014.
“Zurich has been a wonderful partner and very active supporter of the Fore!Kids Foundation and the city of New Orleans since becoming title sponsor of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2005,” Monahan said. “From their involvement with the recovery process after Hurricane Katrina, to the financial, personal and emotional support of tournament beneficiaries, Zurich executives and employees have made a tremendous impact through their efforts. We are absolutely delighted that this relationship will continue for another five years.”