GCOP Helped Sponsor the Zurich Classic Golf Tournament

Jun 4th, 2021

GCOP Helped Sponsor the Zurich Classic Golf Tournament

GCOP was a proud sponsor for the Zurich Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the Forekids Foundation, an organization that raises money through golf events to fund children’s service organizations.

The Zurich Classic is New Orleans’ premier golf tournament and the only PGA TOUR event in the region. The tournament will be held on April 21 – 25, 2021.

The Zurich Classic boasts a rich history, with play dating back to 1938 and past winners including golf greats like Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Davis Love III, David Toms and Vijay Singh.

TPC Louisiana has hosted the Zurich Classic since 2005. TPC Louisiana missed hosting the event in 2006 during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. That year, many of the PGA TOUR professionals generously donated their earnings to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the Louisiana area. The Zurich Classic was the first sporting event in the Louisiana region to be televised in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Zurich Insurance Group, an insurance-based financial service provider, became the title sponsor of the tournament in 2005. Zurich, together with the Fore!Kids Foundation – has raised over $18 million for over 40 charities that serve thousands of children in need in the southeastern Louisiana region. The Fore!Kids Foundation, the tournament’s host organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of children, educating their minds, and instilling in them the confidence to pursue their dreams.

During the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Zurich Insurance Group furthered its commitment to New Orleans when it announced its extension as the PGA TOUR event’s title sponsor through 2026.

Past Champions – Cameron Smith/Jonas Blixt, Brian Stuard, Justin Rose, Seung-Yul Noh, Billy Horschel, Jason Dufner, and Bubba Watson.

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