Insurance company puts name on pro-am
The Champions Tour pro-am event at TPC Tampa Bay has a new sponsor — for this year at least.
The event will be called the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay, April 9-15 in Lutz. It was previously called the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am before Outback took its name off title sponsorship this year.
Encompass Insurance is based in Chicago and plans on being a title sponsor for a new Champions Tour tournament in that city in 2013. As a way to integrate itself into the 50-and-over golf tour, the company became a last-second title sponsor in Tampa. The pro-am event still needs a title sponsor for 2013 and beyond.
This is the 25th anniversary of the tournament, which was won last year by John Cook in a playoff over Jay Don Blake.
Rodney Page, Times staff writer