The PGA of America today announced their partnership with Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) as the presenting sponsor of the 2010 and 2011 Junior PGA Championships and the 41 Section Junior PGA Championships conducted nationwide in 2011.
The 35th Junior PGA Championship will be conducted August 2-5, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The PGA of America founded the Junior PGA Championship 35 years ago to attract the finest junior golfers. Since 1976, more than 300,000 juniors have competed on the PGA Section level, in the PGA Junior Series and in select national tournaments to earn a berth in the prestigious National Championship.
Past Junior PGA Champions include two-time major winner Christie Kerr, 2008 U.S. Women's Open Champion In-Bee Park, 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman and 2001 PGA Champion David Toms. The list of past and current stars that have competed in this championship also includes Solheim Cup stars Christina Kim, Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie, as well as Ryder Cup stalwarts Anthony Kim, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
"The PGA of America is very proud that Under Armour is partnering with us to support one of our premier Championships, the Junior PGA Championship," said PGA of America President Jim Remy. "Under Armour is a sports industry leader in both quality products and service, and will add even more prestige to a Championship that for more than three decades has attracted the finest junior golfers from our 41 PGA Sections and around the world."
Under Armour, the Baltimore based manufacturer of performance apparel, footwear and accessories, is best known for its introduction of form-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing designed to be worn under sportswear to keep athletes cool, light and dry. The brand also provides state-of-the-art performance apparel and accessories for golfers and sponsors past Junior PGA Championship and PGA Tour star Hunter Mahan as well as LPGA Rookie Vicky Hurst.
"Under Armour is excited to align ourselves with the Junior PGA Championship at both the Sectional and National Championship levels," said Leon Duncan, Brand Director, Under Armour. "We are committed to supporting the country's best junior golfers, who represent the future of this great game."