Honda recently extended its sponsorship of the Honda PGA Classic, now making a five-year commitment through 2021. While on the surface the Honda Classic is part of the PGA, this tournament is a host for Children’s Healthcare Charity. This now makes Honda the longest-running continual sponsor.
According to Honda, the Children’s Healthcare Charity is now the primary beneficiary of the tournament. Taking place at the PGA National Resort and Spa Champion Course, the Honda PGA Classic opened in 1981. The two most recent victories have been by Americans Russell Henley and Michael Thompson.
“We are extremely pleased to announce this extension that will take Honda’s involvement with the tournament into its 40th year,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “The Honda Classic has been an anchor to our Florida Swing for now going on four decades. This is due in large part to Honda’s continued focus and dedication, plus the ongoing involvement of Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. The tournament has made tremendous strides in terms of overall growth and charitable impact.”
This is just one more way Honda is dedicated to giving back. By sponsoring the PGA Tour, the Children’s Healthcare Charity is bound to be more successful than ever before. Best of all, the charity will benefit at least until 2021.