PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. -- A Jacksonville based web company has signed a 10-year deal with the PGA Tour to become the umbrella sponsor of the newly renamed Web.com Tour.
Formerly known as the Nationwide Tour, the Web.com Tour will continue to identify and transition players who are ready to compete and win on the PGA TOUR. It currently awards PGA TOUR membership to the 25 leading money winners at the end of the season.
Beginning in 2013, however, the importance of the Web.com Tour will further increase when the new qualifying structure for the PGA TOUR expands that number to 50.
"This sponsorship is a perfect fit for us. Web.com is committed to helping small-and medium-sized businesses compete and succeed online, just as the Web.com Tour helps talented, dedicated athletes maximize their potential and fulfill their dreams," says Web.com's Chairman, CEO and President, David Brown . "The Web.com brand will gain exceptional visibility as a result of our sponsorship of the Web.com Tour. In addition, we believe that the professionalism and competition of PGA TOUR golf resonates strongly with small-and medium-sized business owners, making the national and international exposure we achieve with this sponsorship an unparalleled opportunity to reach more of our target market."
The Web.com umbrella sponsorship takes effect immediately with this week's United Leasing Championship at Victoria National Golf Club near Evansville, Indiana, and extends through 2021. In addition to the umbrella sponsorship, Web.com will also become an Official Marketing Partner of the PGA TOUR, Web.com Tour and Champions Tour.
Web.com will receive media coverage throughout the year and international television exposure through Golf Channel's live telecasts of Web.com Tour tournaments and ancillary programming. It will also include extensive branding and promotion at both local and national tournament sites.
The Web.com Tour returns to TPC Sawgrass/Dye's Valley Course Oct. 18-21 for the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters.
Web.com is the leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small to medium sized businesses. The company was launched in 1997 by Jacksonville resident and Fletcher High School graduate David Brown.