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Dean & DeLuca Set To Exit PGA Tour Event Sponsorship Early

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

Dean & DeLuca is "on the verge of pulling out" of its deal to title sponsor the PGA Tour stop in Ft. Worth "two years into its six-year commitment with the event." D&D notified the PGA Tour and Colonial Country Club that it "may be unable to meet its financial obligations" for sponsorsh...

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