Considering this is a favorite course of PGA Tour players, any sign that the Tampa event at Innisbrook might be saved is good news for the tour. Then again, many think it'd make a great spot for the WGC Match Play since the chance of snow isn't great.
EverBank Becomes Presenting Sponsor of 2013 Tampa Bay Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR, tournament host organization Copperhead Charities and EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER) announced today a one-year agreement whereby EverBank will be the presenting sponsor of the TOUR’s upcoming Tampa Bay Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.
The Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank is scheduled for March 14-17 at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course.
“We are extremely pleased that EverBank has agreed to become presenting sponsor of the 2013 Tampa Bay Championship and thank the company for its commitment,” said Andy Pazder, Chief of Operations for the PGA TOUR. “With only a couple of weeks before the tournament, we are focusing all of our time and energy on helping EverBank to become fully integrated, including development of on-site signage and the broadcast presentation and implementing a full-scale customer engagement program.”
The tournament represents the second major sports sponsorship for the Jacksonville-based company. Since 2010, EverBank has held the naming rights to EverBank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.