Golf News – Financial firm increases its presence with LPGA in 2008
Increasing one’s presence in golf for 2008 is exactly the plan for Standford Financial Group who is planning to team-up with LPGA and a high-profile player from its impressive portfolio.
Having invested heavily in 2007 to become title sponsor of PGA Tour’s Stanford St. Jude Championship, the financial services company has confirmed that it’s planning to host the Stanford International, a first in seven years for the LPGA. An endorsement has following between the reigning champion Morgan Pressel – the first lady golfer to wear a Stanford branded golf shirt. Additional endorsers include Vijay Singh, David Toms and Camilo Villegas.
Featuring 112 professional golfers with 112 amateurs in a 54-hole stroke-play tournament – the new LPGA event will be held at Fairmont Turnberry Isle between April 24th to 27th. Once 36-holes are completed, the competition will be reduced to 70 professional golfers with 20 teams. All player’s of the LPGA will be competing for a slice of a $2-million price fund kitty.
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