Posted November 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Tiger Woods
The Byron Nelson Championship is getting a new title sponsor, which is sure to raise questions about Tiger Woods' event. The PGA Tour said Friday that AT&T would take over as title sponsor of the Nelson in 2015, the year after the title contract of HP expires. AT&T recently moved its headquarters to Dallas. AT&T is one of the most prominent sponsors in golf. Along with being a main corporate sponsor at the Masters, the company is the title sponsor on the PGA Tour at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the AT&T National at Congressional, which is run by the Tiger Woods Foundation. Its contract with Woods' foundation expires in 2014, the year before it takes over in Dallas. Greg McLaughlin, president of the Tiger Woods Foundation, was optimistic AT&T would stay as a sponsor after 2014. ''They've been a great partner of ours,'' McLaughlin said from the World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ''Their sponsorship began in `07,...
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