The WGC Mexico Championship has found a new sponsor to assume its title during its one-year hiatus in Florida. The tournament, which is relocating to Florida due to the global pandemic, will be known as the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession, to be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida, the week of Feb. 22-28, 2021.
Workday, Inc., has been a partner of the PGA Tour since 2017, and the leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources stepped in last year to host the Workday Charity Open when the John Deere Classic was canceled. It also previously signed a 10-year agreement in December to become the new presenting sponsor of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio starting in 2022. As a part of the WGC sponsorship, Workday will provide charitable funding to worthy causes throughout the United States and in the local Bradenton area.
“Workday is proud to be part of this historic tournament rooted in the ideals of great generosity, sportsmanship, and giving back to the community,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday.
The competition announced its move from Mexico City to Florida in January due logistical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and kicks off a four-week Florida swing that also features the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Players Championship and the Honda Classic.
“With the challenges we’ve faced with the pandemic in the last 12 months, Workday has been the epitome of a true partner and today’s announcement of their support of our relocated World Golf Championships event in Florida is further evidence of their commitment to golf and the PGA Tour,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
The Concession, which served as host venue for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, was designed by World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin. Nicklaus conceded a two-foot putt to Jacklin on the final hole of the 1969 Ryder Cup. The gesture, known in the golf world as “the concession,” guaranteed the first tie in Ryder Cup history.
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