PGA TOUR’s Korn Ferry Tour, Shamrock Sports & Entertainment Announce New Event to Debut in 2020
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-09-18
The Korn Ferry Tour announced a partnership with Shamrock Sports & Entertainment to bring a new tournament to the Tour’s annual schedule starting in 2020. The Live + Work in Maine Open will be contested at Falmouth Country Club the week of June 8-14, with 156 players competing for a US$600,000 purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2024.
“Portland is truly a remarkable locale for professional golf, and we are eager to bring the Live + Work in Maine Open to this community,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin, who attended Bates College in Maine. “We have vibrant partners with great track records of building spectacular events and awareness for Maine, and we are confident that the golf fans throughout this region will enjoy watching the future stars of the PGA TOUR.”
The tournament will be managed by Portland-based Shamrock Sports & Entertainment, which delivers blue chip sports and entertainment properties with consulting, marketing and sales support to drive value and values to sponsors and fans alike. Shamrock’s client roster has included: NASCAR, NBA, Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, PBA, Rugged Maniac, FanBeat, America East Conference, Circuit of the Americas and Red Bull Air Race. In 2019, the agency launched Shamrock Signature focused on LIVE events and experiences such as Portland Pops as well as production of original programming such as Puckland on NBC Sports.
For more information on the Live + Work in Maine Open, please visit ShamrockSE.com.