Tournament officials are delighted to announce today that Mastercard has joined the Butterfield Bermuda Championship as a Founding Partner. The new collaboration will bring exclusive opportunities to Butterfield Mastercard cardholders as Bermuda’s official PGA TOUR event returns to Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, October 25th to 31st.
“Golf is a passion point for many of our cardholders. We’re excited to join forces with Butterfield to sponsor a key event such as the Butterfield Bermuda Championship as a Founding Partner. We are confident that this partnership will highlight, among the spectators and participants, all the advantages and benefits of Mastercard contactless technology in Bermuda during the tournament and beyond,” said Marcelo Tangioni, Mastercard´s President Caribbean Division.
“We extend our thanks to Mastercard for partnering with us to support our activation of this event, and the wider three-year sponsorship,” said Peter Jackson, Senior Vice President, Group Head of Card Services at Butterfield. “Working together, we look forward to providing Butterfield Mastercard cardholders with a number of exciting opportunities to get involved and create unforgettable experiences. Mastercard has been a huge supporter of golf for many years as a sport that aligns with their customer interests, and it’s an ideal fit for both Butterfield and Bermuda.”
The addition of Mastercard demonstrates their continued commitment to the PGA TOUR and to the game of golf. Providing its customers with world-class experiences will bring them closer to the action to see the world’s best golfers compete.
Mastercard’s support of the Championship as an international brand further adds to the elevation of this year’s event. The PGA TOUR previously announced several significant changes to the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, including a purse increase to $6.5 million, 500 FedExCup points awarded to the winner; and field-size expansion from 120 to 132.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mastercard to our expanding list of supporters,” said Justin Belanger, Tournament Director. “We look forward to growing this relationship with the introduction of these unique programs for Butterfield Mastercard cardholders to experience firsthand the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.”