Overheard at: Hero World Challenge Media Day
The Tiger Woods Foundation and Tavistock Group today announced India-based Hero Motocorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, will become the title sponsor of the Hero World Challenge beginning this year.
The 16th annual Hero World Challenge, held Dec. 3-7, 2014, at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida, will again welcome host Tiger Woods along with 17 of the PGA TOUR’s best players to compete for the $1 million top prize. The 72-hole, stroke-play event is co-sponsored by the PGA TOUR and benefits the Tavistock Foundation and the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at HeroWorldChallenge.com.
Catch a glimpse into the media day festivities with our favorite quotes and photos from the day.
“This title sponsorship of the Hero World Challenge is reflective of brand Hero’s rapidly expanding global footprint,” Pawan Munjal, Hero MotoCorp vice chairman and CEO, said. “Having been associated with the game in India for over two decades and being the title sponsor for the Hero Indian Open for both men and women for over 15 years, it is only befitting that Hero should now be stepping out of the Indian shores and take the grandest stage, and what grander stage could it have been for Hero than the Hero World Challenge?”
“We as a foundation have been very domestic, and we’re looking to expand our reach, what we’ve done for kids,” Tiger Woods, a five-time Hero World Challenge champion and tournament host said. “We’ve helped millions of kids here in the United States, but ultimately, we would like to do that on a global basis, and having Hero on board ultimately will help us do that.”
“For the first time ever, Isleworth will open its doors to the general public for the Hero World Challenge,” Mike Antolini, Hero World Challenge tournament director, said. “A limited number of tickets to the Hero World Challenge are available beginning today at heroworldchallenge.com. We do anticipate this event to sell out, and we encourage everyone to go to heroworldchallenge.com for tickets.”
Come watch top PGA TOUR players as all eyes are on Isleworth, Dec. 3-7, 2014, and purchase your tickets at HeroWorldChallenge.com.