Quicken Loans National 2018, Live Stream Golf has agreed to return as the title sponsor of The National, the Washington-area PGA Tour event.
The mortgage company was the sponsor from 2014 to 2017, and originally it did not renew its contract when it ran out. The tournament, organized by Tiger Woods’ foundation, was also known as the AT&T National from 2007 to 2013.
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The National will be played at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland, for the second year in a row. The first round will tee off on Thursday, June 28.
Tournament organizers also announced that Rickie Fowler, a Quicken Loans spokesman, will play The National for the fourth straight year. It was previously announced that Woods will play in the event for the first time since 2015.
“We are excited to have Quicken Loans continue as the title sponsor of The National in 2018 and look forward to our tournament host Tiger Woods and the PGA TOUR’s stars coming to TPC Potomac June 25 – July 1,”
The Quicken Loans National (known as the AT&T National from 2007 to 2013) is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in the Washington D.C. area, usually held in late June or during the Fourth of July weekend, although in 2015 it ran from July 30 to August 2. It is hosted by Tiger Woods and benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The first edition in 2007 was held July 5–8 at the Blue Course of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, northwest of Washington. The event returned to Congressional in 2008 and 2009 and has been held midway between the U.S. Open and The Open Championship to ensure a strong field of competitors. The National is part of the Open Qualifying Series that gives non-exempt players a chance to compete in The Open.
The event was officially announced on March 7, 2007, to replace The International, which tour officials had abruptly cancelled four weeks earlier on February 8. The Quicken Loans National is a standard 72-hole stroke play event, and does not use the modified Stableford scoring system used by The International in Colorado.
The D.C. area hosted a regular tour event for over a quarter century; the Kemper Open arrived in 1980, but was terminated after the 2006 event. It was played at Congressional from 1980 to 1986, then moved to the nearby TPC at Avenel in 1987. Later renamed the Booz Allen Classic, it returned to Congressional in 2005, to give Avenel time to undergo renovations, which did not occur.
Quicken Loans National 2018 Congressional originally agreed to host the event for the first two years, and after opting out of hosting the 2009 U.S. Amateur, agreed to host the event in 2009 as well. The Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, hosted the 2010 and 2011 events, due to Congressional being reconfigured for the 2011 U.S. Open.The tournament was played at Congressional from 2012 to 2014 and returned in 2016. It was played in Virginia at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville in August 2015 and was played at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac in 2017.Quicken Loans National 2018
Other courses that were originally considered for the new tournament were in the Kansas City, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Portland areas. Possible sites for the 2010 and 2011 events were the TPC at Avenel (now TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, former site of the Booz Allen Classic) and Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, (four-time host of the Presidents Cup). CBS Sports and Golf Channel currently carry the Quicken Loans National on television.
Quicken Loans National 2018 After the 2017 tournament, the Quicken Loans sponsorship deal ended leaving The National with no current sponsor for 2018,scheduled for June 28 to July 1.The PGA Tour also announced that it would be buying out the remaining two years of its contract with Congressional Country Club to host the 2018 and 2020 editions. Despite a lack of title sponsor and host course, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed that the event would occur in 2018, stating, “We made the commitment. Our players are going to be showing up there and we’re going to be playing for that amount of money.” On May 30, less than a month before the event, Quicken Loans agreed to sponsor for a fifth consecutive year.
Quicken Loans National 2018 The Detroit News reported in its editions on May 8, 2018, that the Detroit Golf Club is close to inking a deal with the tour to host in 2019