Quicken Loans-sponsored PGA Tour event coming to Detroit in 2019
It’s official: the PGA Tour is coming to Detroit in June of 2019.
The Tour and title sponsor Quicken Loans announced a long-term agreement yesterday, the culmination of plenty of behind-the-scenes work and public speculation.
“Professional golf belongs in Detroit. The Motor City – and the entire state of Michigan – have long served as a premier golf destination with some of the best courses in the country. We will be working with the PGA TOUR to make the Detroit stop one of the most exciting and engaging events on the professional golf calendar,” said Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner.
“Quicken Loans has been a tremendous PGA TOUR partner for several years now, making an impact through the innovative spirit and community-first mindset the organization and its leaders bring to every endeavor,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “We’re thrilled to take this new step in our partnership and bring a PGA TOUR event to the great city of Detroit.”
With respect to the economic impact, Quicken Loans is partnering with Intersport to “create numerous related attractions and festivities that are planned to take place throughout the city of Detroit during the event,” according to the Tour.
As previously speculated, the Detroit Golf Club is expected to host the tournament. Club membership has already voted in favor of hosting.
The tournament marks the return of PGA Tour golf in Michigan for the first time since 2009, when the Buick Open last appeared on the schedule in Grand Blanc.