Carmakers and other auto-related companies will have an increase presence presence on the PGA Tour in 2011, with Hyundai assuming a title sponsorship and BMW, Cadillac and Honda also remaining event title or co-title sponsors.
In all, nine of the 49 PGA Tour sanctioned pro events in 2011 will included automakers or affiliated companies in their titles.
Hyundai will debut as a title sponsor for the PGA Tour’s traditional early January start in Hawaii with Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua
The PGA Tour season will continue through Nov. 27 with the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup in China.
Television commercials, tournament signage and manufacturer-supplied vehicles for golfers, VIPs and media are usually part of the carmaker’s sponsorship package of the PGA Tour event.
Here’s the 2011 PGA Tour schedule with title sponsors:
Jan. 6-9 — Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Plantation Course, Kapalua, Hawaii
Jan. 13-16 — Sony Open, Waialae CC, Honolulu
Jan. 19-23 — Bob Hope Classic, PGA West (Palmer Private, Nicklaus Private), La Quinta CC, SilverRock Resort, La Quinta, Calif.
Jan. 27-30 — Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines GC (North and South), San Diego
Feb. 3-6 — Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Feb. 10-13 — AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Calif.
Feb. 17-20 — Northern Trust Open, Riviera CC, Los Angeles
Feb. 23-27 — WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Ritz-Carlton GC at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.
Feb. 24-27 — Mayakoba Golf Classic, El Camaleon GC, Maya, Mexico
March 3-6 — Honda Classic, PGA National GC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
March 10-13 — WGC-Cadillac Championship, TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Doral, Fla.
March 10-13 — Puerto Rico Open, Trump International GC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
March 17-20 — Transitions Championship, Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla.
March 24-27 — Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.
March 31-April 3 — Shell Houston Open, Redstone GC (Tournament Course), Houston
April 7-10 — Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga.
April 14-17 — Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio
April 21-24 — The Heritage, Harbourtown Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
April 28-May 1 — Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana, New Orleans
May 5-8 — Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
May 12-15 — The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
May 19-22 — Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
May 26-29 — HP Byron Nelson Championship, TPC Four Seasons Resort, Las Colinas, Texas
June 2-5 — Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
June 9-12 — FedEx St. Jude Classic, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn.
June 16-19 — U.S. Open, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Md.
June 23-26 — Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Hartford, Conn.
June 30-July 3 — AT&T National, Aronomink GC, Newton Square, Pa.
July 7-10 — John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
July 14-17 — British Open, Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, England
July 14-17 — Viking Classic, Annandale GC, Madison, Miss.
July 21-24 — RBC Canadian Open, Shaughnessy G&CC, Vancouver
July 28-31 — The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White Course, Greenbrier, W.Va.
Aug. 4-7 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone CC (South Course), Akron, Ohio
Aug. 4-7 — Reno-Tahoe Open, Montreaux Golf & CC, Reno, Nev.
Aug. 11-14 — PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Johns Creek, Ga.
Aug. 18-21 — Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 25-28 — The Barclays, Plainfield CC, Edison, N.J.
Sept. 2-5 — Deutsche Bank Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.
Sept. 15-18 — BMW Championship, Cog Hill Golf & CC (Dubsdread Course), Lemont, Ill.
Sept. 22-25 — Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta
Sept. 29-Oct. 2 — Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas
Oct. 6-9 — Frys.com Open, CordeValle GC, San Martin, Calif.
Oct. 13-16 — The McGladrey Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga.
Oct. 20-23 — Children’s Miracle Network Classic, Walt Disney World Resort (Magnolia, Palm), Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Oct. 27-30 — CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, The Mines Resort & GC, Selangor, Malaysia
Nov. 3-6 — WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai
Nov. 17-20 — The Presidents Cup, Royal Melbourne GC, Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 24-27 — Omega Missions Hills World Cup, Mission Hills Resort Hainan (Blackstone Course), Hainan Island, China