The PGA EuroPro Tour is proud to announce 888.comâ€™s poker brand, 888poker, is the new title sponsor for the 2012 season of the PGA EuroPro Tour.
888.com, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers, has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry for more than a decade. The entertainment gaming brand is accessible in 176 countries around the world and available in 22 different languages.
In 2011, the EuroPro Tour Championships at Mar Menor in Spain was sponsored by 888poker. Due to the success of this sponsorship, 888poker is excited to build a further brand presence by becoming this yearâ€™s main title sponsor.
Gareth Edwards, Director of Marketing at 888poker, said: â€œ888Poker are delighted to be main title sponsors of the PGA EuroPro Tour. Having had such success with our experience last year, we are very confident being the 2012 title sponsor ticks all the right boxes.â€
Founded in 2001, the EuroPro Tour is a partnership between the PGA and Matchroom Sport and has proven a fertile breeding ground for players seeking to strive to reach the top of the game.
The EuroPro Tour has established itself as the leading developmental golf tour in the world with the top five in the Order of Merit at the end of each season advancing to the challenge Tour, with a number of golfers then progressing on to the main European Tour alongside Europeâ€™s elite.
Furthermore, the EuroPro Tour is a rewarding monetary platform for the successful players, with 2011 Order of Merit winner Chris Hanson collecting more than Â£37,000 in winnings.
Ross Fisher, a member of the 2010 victorious European Ryder Cup team, began his career on the EuroPro Tour, as did 2010 Open winner Louis Oosthuizen.
In addition, Lee Slattery, Robert Rock and Branden Grace, who have all won European Tour events since October, have also played in EuroPro Tour events in the past.
Danny Nickless, Operations Manager of the PGA EuroPro Tour, added: â€œI am absolutely delighted to announce that 888poker will be the Main Title sponsor of the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2012.
“888poker is an extremely professional, forward thinking and highly successful company who have an established name and brand that is great for the Tour to be linked with. I am really looking forward to what should be a great year.â€