Boca Raton resident Bernhard Langer pleased the Oasis Championship has new title sponsor
Boca Raton (CBS12) —
Palm Beach County's golf image took a hit last week with The PGA of America announcing they're moving their headquarters to Texas. The Boca Raton Championship could have been the next big loss if they could not find a legitimate title sponsor. As of Tuesday, it's here to stay.
"I've spend about a year and a half or two years waiting for this day," said a smiling Tournament Director Eddie Carbone.
It was well worth the wait for Carbone, as the Boca Raton Champions Tour stop now has Oasis Outsourcing as their brand new title Sponsor. The West Palm Beach based company is the largest privately held professional employer organization, and is keeping the very popular golf tournament in business.
"It's an incredible community event," says Carbone. "It raises money for charity, and we are super excited, and having hometown sponsor is going to make a huge difference."
The Oasis Championship is a fitting name to Boca Raton resident, and World Golf Hall of Famer, Bernhard Langer, who considers where he lives 'an Oasis', and love playing his hometown tourney.
"It has everything that a typical South Florida course has," explains Langer. "Palm Trees, water hazards, out of bounds, wind, out of bounds, alligators, you know, all the types of stuff that you'd expect,"
"At his age, and the shape he's in, and playing as well as he has," says Carbone of Langer. "Winning his 5th Schwab Cup Title, I mean it's incredible having him here."
The 61 year old Longer, who's already broken a record for four wins after the age of 60, will join a field in February that includes winners of 15 Major Champions, playing for a purse of 1.7 Millions Dollars.