YRC Worldwide on Tuesday, June 10, announced a sponsorship agreement with PGA star Jim Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open winner. Furyk, a well-known professional golfer for the past decade, currently ranks 4th in all-time career earnings. After 15 events this year, Furyk ranks 8th on the World Golf Ranking list and 4th in Ryder Cup points.
“Jim Furyk is a dedicated athlete with solid core values,” says Greg Reid, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Worldwide. “He’s known as an approachable superstar, and has business relationships with some of the biggest companies in the world, including American Express, and now YRC Worldwide.”
Over the past few years, Furyk has become an internationally known golf star, playing in Seoul, Korea; Shanghai, China; Miyazaki, Japan; and at a variety of international tournaments. According to Reid, Furyk’s global presence is another logical connection to YRC, which has customers and employees around the world.
“I’m excited about this great new opportunity,” Furyk says. “Golf connects people around the world. Given their global presence, it’s a natural for me to connect with the companies of YRC.”