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Champions Tour pro-am event at TPC Tampa Bay to be called Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay

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

Champions Tour pro-am event at TPC Tampa Bay to be called Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay 02/24/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:56pm]
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