The PGA Tour and Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW), the leading provider of internet services
and online marketing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses
(SMBs), today announced a 10-year agreement whereby the company becomes
the umbrella sponsor of the newly named 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.
The Web.com umbrella sponsorship takes effect immediately with this
week's United Leasing Championship at Victoria National Golf Club near
Evansville, Ind., 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.
The announcements were made jointly by PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim
Finchem; David L. Brown, Web.com's Chairman, President and CEO; and
Bill Calfee, President of the Web.com Tour.