MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz) today announced that it has signed a two-year agreement to keep the Allianz Championship at The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fla. through 2012. Part of the Champions Tour’s early season Florida swing, the Allianz Championship has been at Broken Sound since 2007. The original Broken Sound Club, designed by Joe Lee, was founded in 1978 and completed a redesign from Gene Bates in January 2004.
“The City of Boca Raton has really stepped up by joining us as a key sponsor for the tournament,” said Allianz Chief Marketing Officer Nancy Jones. “Efforts from the city along with the amazing staff at Broken Sound and the excellent facilities at the Old Course made it an easy decision to remain in Boca Raton for two more years. We know the golfers love the course, so we’re excited to return and hope for another thrilling finish like we had this year.”
Offering free admission for every round – a first for professional golf in Florida – the 2010 Allianz Championship was the most highly-attended in the tournament’s 10-year history. More than 85,000 golf fans visited the Championship this year, a 31 percent increase over 2009.
Former two-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer won the 2010 Allianz Championship by holing his eagle shot from a bunker on the first hole of a playoff with John Cook. Both golfers finished at 17-under forcing a playoff on the par-five 18th hole. The victory was Langer’s ninth win in 48 career Champions Tour starts.
The 2011 Allianz Championship will be played from Feb. 7-13. For more information about the Allianz Championship, visit www.allianzchampionship.com.
About Allianz Life
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with nearly 155,000 employees worldwide. Based on its revenue, Allianz SE is the 20th largest company in the world (Fortune Global 500, August 2009).