Mutual of Omaha Expands Professional Golf Sponsorship
OMAHA, Neb., February 15, 2011 – Mutual of Omaha has expanded its sponsorship presence in professional golf, adding two athletes to its team of professional golfers.
Henrik Stenson will represent Mutual of Omaha on the PGA Tour and Roberto Castro will represent the company on the Nationwide Tour.
Swedish-born Stenson plays on both U.S. and European Tours. Stenson won The Players Championship in 2009 with a dominating final round score of 66. The win was his first American stroke play victory and brought him to fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2010, he finished ninth in money and tied for first in the Tavistock Cup and finished the British Open Championship tied for third with Greg Norman.
Four-time All-American at Georgia Tech, Castro received the NCAA Top VIII Award, which is given annually to eight athletes across all divisions and sports. He is only the second golfer to receive the award. Castro finished 62nd on the 2010 Nationwide Tour Money List playing in 12 events. He ranks third in scoring average and second in birdies, and has been named by PGATpur.com as one of the top 10 players to watch on the Tour in 2011.
“We are thrilled to have Henrik Stenson and Roberto Castro representing Mutual of Omaha,” said John Hildenbiddle, Mutual of Omaha senior vice president of Brand Management and Public Relations. “Their passion for the game is inspiring. We look forward to building our relationship and watching them as they continue their successful professional careers.”
In addition to Henrik and Castro, Mutual sponsors Jason Bohn, Billy Mayfair, Joe Ogilvie, Ian Poulter, Aron Price, Nate Smith and Kevin Streelman of the PGA Tour; Fred Funk of the PGA and Champions Tour; Cristie Kerr of the LPGA Tour; and Ryan Armour, Jon Mills and Roger Tambellini of the Nationwide Tour.
Mutual’s sponsorship of these professional golfers is a key component of its sponsorship program, which also includes sponsorship of USA Swimming and the all-new Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom television show on Animal Planet.
Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance, banking and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.