Thursday, June 16, 2011

RBC, Boeing Lock Up Heritage Sponsorship For Five Years

The Harbour Town lighthouse and the PGA Tour are staying together for at least five more years.

After two years of uncertainty, the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing became a reality Thursday with the five-year sponsorship announcement Thursday on Hilton Head Island, S.C. It will keep the popular tournament fixed on the tour schedule in its traditional spot the week after the Masters.

In making the announcement, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem credited South Carolina governor Nikki Haley for her persistence in locating a sponsor.

"I don't recall a time when any state official or elected official has put the energy and time and commitment behind making this happen as the governor has," Finchem said. "She has been on this 24-4 for a number of weeks. She wasn't going to take no for an answer."


Anonymous said...

Rarely do I agree with Governor Haley politically, but I give her all the credit in the world for her efforts in this regard.