Quicken Loans and the PGA TOUR have announced an agreement to bring the PGA TOUR to Detroit beginning in June 2019.
“Professional golf belongs in Detroit,” says Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans. “The Motor City—and the entire state of Michigan—have long served as a premier golf destination with some of the best courses in the country. We will be working with the PGA TOUR to make the Detroit stop one of the most exciting and engaging events on the professional golf calendar.”
“Quicken Loans has been a tremendous PGA TOUR partner for several years now, making an impact through the innovative spirit and community-first mindset the organization and its leaders bring to every endeavor,” says Jay Monahan, PGA TOUR commissioner. “We’re thrilled to take this new step in our partnership and bring a PGA TOUR event to the great city of Detroit.”
Quicken Loans is partnering with Intersport on operation of the tournament, as well as attractions and festivities throughout the city during the event, which The Detroit Golf Club is expected to host. The Detroit Golf Club’s membership recently overwhelmingly voted to empower the Board of Directors to explore and execute a PGA TOUR event at its historic Donald Ross-designed golf course.
Quicken Loans will again be the title sponsor of the 2018 Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac, marking five straight years as title sponsor.
“The PGA TOUR stop in Detroit is the latest major announcement confirming Detroit is well on its way to becoming one of our country’s premier entertainment destinations,” Farner says. “There is an undeniable energy in the city that we are eager to showcase. This event will introduce hundreds of thousands of visitors to the vibrant art, restaurants, architecture, technology scene and nightlife that has emerged right here in Detroit.”
“An essential part of the PGA TOUR’s mission is to generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which we play,” Monahan says. “Quicken Loans is the perfect partner. They, like us, are passionate about supporting the communities where we live and work.”
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