Stewart Family Foundation to Co-Sponsor AJGA
Event in Springfield, Mo.
The Payne Stewart Family Foundation
will co-sponsor the Bass Pro Shops/Payne Stewart Junior
Championship to be held Aug. 6-9, 2007, the American
Junior Golf Association announced Monday. The event
will be held at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield,
“We are very excited about paying tribute to my husband by co-sponsoring
this AJGA event in his hometown of Springfield,” said Tracey Stewart. “My
husband’s goal in his professional career was not just to win, but also
to be a positive role model. For Payne, that translated into caring for others.
The AJGA instills the same values in its members that Payne did with everyone
he was associated with.”
Payne Stewart was an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour, including three major championships
(1989 PGA Championship, 1991 U.S. Open and the 1999 U.S. Open). He grew up in
Springfield, Mo., and Bass Pro Shops, the co-sponsor of the event, was one of
his first sponsors when we joined the TOUR. He was well known for his sportsmanship,
integrity and generosity.
“The AJGA is honored to pay tribute to such a wonderful ambassador to the
game of golf,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA executive vice president of corporate
partnerships. “This tournament will not only provide a playing opportunity
to our members, but also teach them about the life of Payne Stewart and what
he stood for.”
The 99-player, 54-hole event will feature the nation’s top junior boys
and girls, ages 12-18. The first round will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, with the
second and final rounds being played Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9,
For more information, please contact Tonya Oskarson (firstname.lastname@example.org) in
the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (678) 425-1743.