September 25, 2021

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APGA Tour announces partnership with Mastercard as title sponsor of the Mastercard APGA Tour Championship presented by Lexus

Atlanta – APGA Tour officers nowadays introduced Mastercard as an Official Partner of the APGA Tour for 2021-2022 and will consist of title sponsorship of the Mastercard APGA Tour Championship introduced by Lexus which tees off Aug. 9-10 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga.

The Advocates Specialist Golf Association (APGA) was established in 2010 with the mission to convey greater diversity to the game of golf. For the Mastercard APGA Tour Championship, Mastercard’s guidance of the celebration will support fund the staging of the event, follow times for taking part gamers, access to teaching and taking part in gear. In addition, a community exclusive focusing on the occasion, the partnership and tales of perseverance and determination by a amount of the athletes who engage in regularly on the APGA Tour will air Sunday, Aug.t 29 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. on NBC.

Additionally, Mastercard will supply instructional and coaching equipment on the study course and schooling in economical literacy off the system for APGA Tour players by means of their partnership as element of the APGA Tour Player Development Program.

“Through our In Solidarity initiative, Mastercard produced a motivation to assistance near the racial wealth and option gap close to the globe.  By partnering with the APGA, we continue on that operate by furnishing golfers from underrepresented communities with entry, training, and educational resources to assistance their attempts on the Tour and outside of,” explained Linda Kirkpatrick, President, North The us at Mastercard. “Golf is a passion that Mastercard has extensive shared with its cardholders. We’re happy to aid generate inclusion on and off the class.”

In addition to the Tour Championship, Mastercard will deliver options for growing APGA Tour stars. As part of the APGA Collegiate Rankings, 5 major black college gamers are provided the opportunity to participate in on the APGA Tour and are entered into Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying University. Via Mastercard’s partnership, these five gamers will be invited to TPC Sawgrass for personal follow time with renown golf instructor Todd Anderson, personalized club fitting, rounds at TPC Sawgrass and other collaboration as a result of business enterprise and management seminars with Mastercard executives.

“The Mastercard Tour Championship offered by Lexus is the end result of an unbelievable period on the APGA Tour this year and we are so thankful to have Mastercard’s assist to convey the prestige that this event calls for,” claimed APGA Tour CEO Ken Bentley. “Our participant progress plan is critical to accomplishing or over-all mission of making far more diversity in the sport. Owning Mastercard offer instruments to these players as they make the transition from the school to expert ranks is a important phase for players who may not have entry to the resources and means if not.”