Hero MotoCorp extends title sponsorship for Hero World Challenge

The tourney, which features an invite-only field of elite golfers from around the world, will be held from November 29-December 2 this year.

The player field will include Tiger Woods, who participated in three of the four editions of the tourney.   -  AP

Title sponsorship for the 2018 Hero World Challenge, which will be held at Albany, Bahamas, from November 29 - December 2, has been assured by Hero MotoCorp Ltd. by its announcement of sponsorship extension via a communique on Wednesday. The event features an invite-only field of elite golfers from around the world, including Tiger Woods.

The body corporate, an Indian two-wheeler manufacturing company, first sponsored the tourney in 2014 at Isleworth Golf & Country Club before it moved to the Bahamas in 2015.

“Together with Tiger Woods and the TGR Foundation, we have had a memorable journey over the past four years, and we are glad to further build on this highly enriching relationship,” Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said.

“The Hero World Challenge has evolved into a global event highlighting the world’s best golfers year after year,” Tiger Woods said. “I’d like to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of the tournament.”

The Hero World Challenge is a four-round, 72-hole stroke play event with a USD 3.5 million purse, a USD 1 million winner’s prize and Official World Golf Ranking points awarded.