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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Sentry Insurance To Sponsor PGA Tour Event At Kapalua

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 16 / 17

Sentry Insurance has signed a five-year title sponsorship of the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii. The newly named Sentry Tournament of Champions will keep its traditional spot as the first tournament in January when the '17-18 PGA Tour schedule resumes following its ho...

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