Butterfield Bermuda Championship title sponsors Bermuda Tourism Authority, Butterfield sign extension
Hometown title sponsors renew support ahead of PGA TOUR event’s five-year anniversary
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida and HAMILTON, Bermuda – The PGA TOUR, Bermuda Tourism Authority and Butterfield today announced a multi-year extension as co-title sponsors of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. The announcement was made from Port Royal Golf Course Wednesday ahead of the fifth annual Butterfield Bermuda Championship, which debuted in 2019 as the PGA TOUR’s first official event on the island.
“We would like to thank Bermuda Tourism Authority and Butterfield for their continued support of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, and we look forward to further building upon the substantial charitable and economic impact the event has made on the island,” said Tyler Dennis, PGA TOUR Chief Competitions Officer. “Our players and their families are thrilled to see this tournament and its world-class golf course remain on the PGA TOUR schedule.”
The extended partnership will see the Butterfield Bermuda Championship featured as part of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Fall and will include a $6.5 million purse and 500 FedExCup Points awarded to the winner. In 2022, the tournament donated $1 million to local charities while generating a total economic impact of $17 million, according to a report by KPMG. The Butterfield Bermuda Championship has been played at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda every year since 2019, when Brendon Todd captured the inaugural event. Last year, Ireland’s Séamus Power set a tournament record with 28 birdies en route to a one-stroke victory over Belgium’s Thomas Detry to claim his second career PGA TOUR title.
“The Bermuda Tourism Authority is excited to continue our partnership with Butterfield and the PGA TOUR to showcase our beautiful island on a global stage,” said Tracy Berkeley, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “We’ve seen what the economic impact from this event can do for our community and look forward to continuing the momentum.”
“We are pleased to continue our partnership, in collaboration with Mastercard, to provide our valued cardholders and clients with exclusive opportunities and experiences,” said Kevin Dallas, Group Head of Marketing & Communications at Butterfield. “The Butterfield Bermuda Championship Birdies for Charity also remains a key part of this world-class tournament and we look forward to carrying on with this initiative to help benefit the wider community.”
The 2023 tournament begins Thursday, November 9 at Port Royal Golf Course and will be televised domestically on Golf Channel.
About PGA TOUR
By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and administers PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry and PGA TOUR University. TOUR members represent the world’s best players, hailing from 24 countries and territories. Showcasing the biggest moments in the sport with history and legacy on the line, the PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 26 languages via 44 broadcast and digital partners. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.64 billion.
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About Bermuda Tourism Authority
The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) is an award-winning, accredited destination marketing organisation that promotes Bermuda internationally and works to empower our tourism industry stakeholders.
About Butterfield Group
Butterfield is a full-service bank and wealth manager headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, providing services to clients from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, where our principal banking operations are located, and The Bahamas, Switzerland, Singapore and the United Kingdom, where we offer specialized financial services. Banking services comprise deposit, cash management and lending solutions for individual, business and institutional clients. Wealth management services are composed of trust, private banking, asset management and custody. In Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, we offer both banking and wealth management. In The Bahamas, Singapore and Switzerland, we offer select wealth management services. In the UK, we offer residential property lending. In Jersey, we offer select banking and wealth management services. Butterfield is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB.BH). Further details on the Butterfield Group can be obtained from our website at: www.butterfieldgroup.com.