GOLFWEEK's Beth Ann Nichols noted Golf HOFer Juli Inkster "doesn't have any sponsors" for the "second consecutive year." Inkster: "It frustrates the hell out of me." Inkster made "seven cuts in 10 events she played last year" and will play "five of the next six domestic starts on the LPGA." Inkster: "It’s not like I’m not in the limelight. It’s not like I don’t get on TV. It’s not like I’m bad at pro-ams or speeches" (GOLFWEEK.com, 3/12).
FLYING HIGH: DC-based EagleBank announced a five-year sponsorship of DC United and Audi Field. The partnership will include the creation of the “EagleBank Club” at Audi Field, which will provide an exclusive destination for fans to enjoy premium seating and entertainment. DC United previously obtained a $25M funding package from EagleBank to install energy and water efficiency equipment at Audi Field, including a storm water retention system (EagleBank).
NEXT ON THE TEE: Non-profit, Orange County-based health system Hoag will take on the '19 title sponsorship of the PGA Tour Champions event in Newport Beach, Calif., formerly called the Toshiba Classic. With Hoag as title sponsor, the tournament will welcome three new presenting sponsors, including Konica Minolta (Hoag).