American Century Championship - Golf

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American Century Championship - Golf

Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:25 am

I know this is just a sponsorship deal but I never understood why this local company hosts a nationally televised celebrity golf tournament where money is donated to a local KC based company (Stowers) but the event is held in Lake Tahoe. As the main sponsor you would think they would have some pull and want to host it in KC. Just seems like this would be a perfect event to showcase a local golf course and showcase our city similar to what Big Slick has done. Our weather/beauty isn't Lake Tahoe but i've always thought it was odd considering they have local KC Sports Talk Radio guys go out to this tournament to interview some of the celebs in the tournament.

Most of these golf tourneys that have a semi big sponsor will be played in the location where the Sponsor is based (Waste Management -Phoenix, John Deere -Moline, 3M-Twin Cities, St Jude-Memphis, etc) unless the event has some huge sponsor like Honda or Toyota.

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Re: American Century Championship - Golf

Post by WSPanic » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:39 pm

The tourney is a made for TV celebrity/sports event - it was started by the network w/out a sponsor with Jordan and Elway. They'd rather kick American Century to the curb than move the tourney to KC.

I'd love to have a tourney here, but the Tourney in Tahoe is an institution to itself really. It's not a PGA tourney.

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Re: American Century Championship - Golf

Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:05 pm

Gotcha, after reading more about it they say its like the "super bowl" of celebrity sports events. I don't really know much about the event. Just seemed odd that the sponsor and official charity of the event were both KC companies

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Re: American Century Championship - Golf

Post by shinatoo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:26 pm

Trump and Stormy had a good time out there.
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