FedEx Extends Sponsorship Of FedEx Cup

FedEx Extends Sponsorship Of FedEx Cup
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The PGA Tour's $10 million trophy is now a decade old and will continue after FedEx announced a long-term extension

FedEx Extends Sponsorship Of FedEx Cup

The FedEx Cup is here to stay after FedEx and the PGA Tour announced a long-term extension of the sponsorship deal.

The trophy, which culminates with the four FedEx Cup Playoffs events at the end of the PGA Tour season, has been won by some of golf's biggest names in its first decade and is famous for its $10,000,000 first prize.

GALLERY: Past FedEx Cup Champions

Tiger Woods won the inaugural FedEx Cup in 2006, and the likes of Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy have all lifted the trophy at the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake.

Rory McIlroy is the current FedEx Cup champion, after winning both the Deutsche Bank Championship and Tour Championship to pip Dustin Johnson.

FedEx Extends Sponsorship Of FedEx Cup

Rory McIlroy poses with the FedExCup and Tour Championship trophies at East Lake Golf Club on September 25, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

“The FedEx relationship has been invaluable to the PGA Tour on multiple fronts for more than 30 years, beginning with its sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said.

As part of the renewal, FedEx has committed $1 million in annual donations to benefit non-profit organisations.

FedEx is also investing $200 million through its FedEx Cares initiative to over 200 global communities by 2020.

To mark the announcement, the past FedEx Cup champions all tweeted each other today. Have a look at these:

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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