Details Announced for Monday Pro-Am at TPC Sugarloaf
10 Apr, 2019
Six-time PGA TOUR winner Stewart Cink and Cink Charities will be partnering with the 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic to host the Monday Pro-Am (April 15), tournament officials announced today. Known for his victory in the 2009 Open Championship, the Georgia Tech grad and TPC Sugarloaf resident will give amateur players the unique experience to play alongside and learn from a major champion.
“The game of golf is such a powerful vehicle for impact locally and beyond. And while the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions continue to make a difference across the globe, it all starts in the individual communities where tournaments are held. We are thrilled to join with the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, with whom we share the vision for a better Gwinnett County and Greater Atlanta,” said Stewart Cink.
The Monday Pro-Am hosted by Stewart Cink will take place Monday, April 15, 2019 at the newly renovated TPC Sugarloaf. Participants in the event will enjoy a unique gifting experience, food and beverage throughout the day, participate in an interactive golf clinic led by Stewart Cink, and then be paired with a PGA TOUR Champions legend for an incredible golf experience. Together with the commitment of the presenting sponsors TransAmerica/WFG and long-time Cink Charities partner Vensure Employer Services, proceeds from the Monday Pro-Am hosted by Stewart Cink will benefit Gwinnett Medical Center’s NICU and Breast Cancer Center, and Obria Medical Clinics of Georgia. For complete event details and how to participate in the Monday Pro-Am hosted by Stewart Cink, click here.
On top of his golf career, Cink is an active contributor to both local and national charities. Cink has been a lead supporter for the East Lake Foundation, which has driven the revitalization of the East Lake Community in Atlanta, home of the TOUR Championship. Additionally, Cink Charities, Inc. focuses on the enrichment of Atlanta-based communities, such as Crosspointe Church in Sugarloaf, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation and Obria Medical Clinics of Georgia. In honor of his philanthropic efforts, Cink was the recipient of the PGA TOUR Payne Stewart Award in 2017.
“Apart from being a major championship winner, Stewart continues to give back to the community through his charitable initiatives, and we are thrilled to have him host this new event as part of tournament week,” said Tournament Director Monte Ortel. “The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is much more than just a golf tournament. It’s a way for communities to come together and benefit local charities, so partnering with someone whose values align with ours is very exciting for us.”
The 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic is scheduled for April 15-21, 2019 at TPC Sugarloaf. Kids 16 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult, and daily tickets start at just $20. To purchase tickets, visit the Mitsubishi Electric Classic online.
About the Mitsubishi Electric Classic: The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is an official event on the PGA TOUR Champions scheduled for April 15-21, 2019. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation, Inc., has raised over $2.1 million since its first tournament in 2013. All three official rounds will be internationally televised on the Golf Channel. For more information, visit: www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions: PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2019, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $58 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at www.PGATOUR.com/champions, on Facebook at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.