Hero MotoCorp Extends Title Sponsorship of the Hero World Challenge
ALBANY, Bahamas– TGR Live and Tavistock Group announced India-based Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, has extended its title sponsorship of the Hero World Challenge. The 2018 Hero World Challenge will be played at Albany, Bahamas, Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, and will feature tournament host Tiger Woods and an invitation-only field comprised of the top ranked golfers in the world.
“The Hero World Challenge has evolved into a global event highlighting the world’s best golfers year after year,” Tiger Woods said. “I’d like to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of the tournament. Together with Tavistock Group, we are very excited to continue growing the Hero World Challenge at Albany.”
Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, first title sponsored the Hero World Challenge in 2014 at Isleworth Golf & Country Club before moving to Albany in 2015.
Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Together with Tiger Woods and the TGR Foundation, we have had a memorable journey over the past four years, and we are glad to further build on this highly enriching relationship. Brand Hero symbolizes excellence, fortitude and endurance – the qualities that aptly encapsulate the essence of the Hero World Challenge. This is a unique platform that brings together the best of the global golfing world, not just to compete with each other but also to contribute towards larger community development. Undoubtedly, this marquee tournament has been a significant catalyst and enabler in the ever-rising global profile of Hero MotoCorp.”
The Hero World Challenge is a four-round, 72-hole stroke play event with a $3.5 million purse, a $1 million winner’s prize and Official World Golf Ranking points awarded. It will be held at Albany’s par-72, 7,302-yard Championship Golf Course for the fourth consecutive year.
Live television coverage of the Hero World Challenge will be provided by Golf Channel during all four rounds and by NBC during the third and fourth rounds. A limited number of grounds tickets and premium hospitality packages for the Hero World Challenge are available for purchase at HeroWorldChallenge.com. The Hero World Challenge benefits TGR Foundation, the Tavistock Foundation and Bahamas Youth Foundation.
About Hero MotoCorp Ltd
Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer in terms of unit volumes sold by a single company in a year — the coveted position it has held for the past 17 consecutive years. The New Delhi, India-headquartered Hero MotoCorp has sold over 80 million motorcycles and scooters in cumulative sales since its inception. Hero MotoCorp currently sells its products in 37 countries across Asia, Africa and South and Central America. Hero MotoCorp has seven state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, including five in India, and two global facilities in Colombia and Bangladesh. Hero MotoCorp’s world class state-of-the-art R&D facility — the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) — is located in Jaipur in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Hero MotoCorp has been associated with various disciplines of sports including Golf, Cricket, Field Hockey and Football for over two decades. Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods is Hero’s Global Corporate Partner.
About TGR Live, A Tiger Woods Venture
For more than 20 years, TGR Live has exclusively organized and managed fundraising events supporting the TGR Foundation. It focuses solely on creating amazing experiences for the foundation’s clients at world-class events. TGR Live provides a variety of services including hospitality management, public relations and marketing, tournament operations, and sponsor sales at PGA TOUR and signature events which benefit the foundation. While many TGR Live events are televised, TGR Live does not provide TV or video production. For more information, visit TGRLive.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter , and Instagram@TGRLiveEvents.
About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For over 20 years, TGR Foundation has been unwavering advocates for the transformative power of education. We have a universal vision: giving students in need the right resources for lifelong success in school, their communities and the working world. We are pioneers in positive youth development, encouraging self-advocacy skills in young people. We foster a growth mindset, instilling in students the power to persevere and define their own path. Through our award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, digital platforms and educator professional development, TGR Foundation offers underrepresented students the tools and support needed to thrive in school and beyond. For more information, visit TGRFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Tavistock Group & Tavistock Foundation
Tavistock Group is an international private investment organization founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in hundreds of companies across 10 countries, Tavistock Group’s investment portfolio includes: biotechnology, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. The Tavistock Foundation is dedicated to supporting communities in which Tavistock Group has significant business interests, with a focus on funding education and medical research programs. For more information, visit tavistock.com.
About Albany, Bahamas
Part of NEXUS Luxury Collection, an international hospitality real estate development and asset management company founded by Joe Lewis and his Tavistock Group along with golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor and musician Justin Timberlake, Albany is a luxury resort community located on New Providence in The Bahamas. Opened in 2010, Albany is nestled within 600 oceanfront acres and conveniently located within a seven-minute drive from Nassau’s international airport and two private airfields. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a luxury boutique hotel comprised of private residences, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course with extensive practice facilities, a fitness complex featuring a core strength and weight studio, yoga and Pilates studio, CrossFit course, cardio and spin studio, lap pool, luxury spa and salon, adult pool, family pool and family water park, kids’ clubhouse, casual and fine dining restaurants, and a collection of shops. Albany is also home to Windsor School and the Albany Sports Academy, specializing in golf and tennis, the Albany Financial Center and The Sanctuary at Albany, a state-of-the-art recording studio. For more information, visit albanybahamas.com.
About Bahamas Youth Foundation
The Bahamas Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment, education and enhancement of young people from The Bahamas and around the world who matriculate in The Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Focused on helping talented and gifted young people by awarding scholarships in music, the arts, academics, and athletics, the Bahamas Youth Foundation fundamentally believes in the potential of every single young person to achieve their dreams through hard work, education, exposures and experiences that help them learn their craft and what it takes to succeed in it.