Kinko’s, Ford Tee Up With PGA
Sep 17, 2002, 12:00 AM
It was a big day for golf in the sponsorship arena yesterday. First, home office supplier Kinko's announced a multi-year agreement that makes it the official “Document Services Provider” to the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour. It also starts a new tournament in Austin, TX. Kinko's also becomes the title sponsor of a new Senior PGA Tour tournament, the Kinko's Classic of Austin. The first Kinko's Classic of Austin is scheduled for the week of May 5 - 11, 2003 at The Hills Country Club, marking the return of golf to the Austin area after nearly a decade. Also Ford and Phil Mickelson, PGA Tour superstar, have created an exclusive partnership establishing Mickelson as a representative of Ford and its products. Mickelson has provided Ford Division the rights to use his name and likeness in promotional and marketing efforts. The deal also secures a high-profile PGA Tour presence for Ford with Mickelson wearing the automaker's logo on his chest.