COYOTES ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH PGA TOUR GOLFER JEFF QUINNEY
/ Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced today that the Coyotes have agreed to a one-year sponsorship deal with PGA Tour golfer Jeff Quinney. Swift Transportation Co., Inc. will also take part in the sponsorship agreement.
Quinney, who is in his second season on the PGA Tour and won the 2000 U.S. Amateur Championship, will wear a shirt featuring the Coyotes’ logo during Tour events in 2008. His shirt will display the Swift Transportation logo at select Tour stops throughout the season. The unique deal between Quinney, a graduate of Arizona State University, and the Coyotes is believed to be the first of its kind.
“The Coyotes are proud to sponsor Jeff Quinney,” said Moss. “He has proven to be a fierce competitor and one of the most talented young players on the PGA Tour. The qualities he displays both on and off the golf course, as well as his connection to the Phoenix area, make him the ideal golfer to represent our organization. We believe that Jeff, like the Coyotes, has a bright future ahead of him.”
“I could not be happier to be associated with such a first class organization,” said Quinney. “I have been an avid fan of the Coyotes since I was a student at Arizona State and to now be wearing their logo on my shirt is a true honor. The Coyotes not only represent great hockey but they also take an active role with numerous charities and local organizations which I look forward to becoming involved with.”
The 29-year-old Quinney has competed in 48 career PGA events and has five Top10 finishes to his credit. In 2007, Quinney recorded over $1.5 million in earnings during his rookie campaign. He also posted four consecutive Top 10 finishes from Jan. 21 to Feb. 18, including a 3rd place finish at the 2007 FBR Open in Scottsdale.
Quinney’s outstanding amateur career began at Arizona State, where he was a two-time NCAA All-American. In addition to winning the 2000 U.S. Amateur Championship, where he added his name to a list of past winners that includes Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Quinney also played in the 2000 Masters, the 2001 U.S. Open and the 2001 British Open as an amateur.
Following the completion of his collegiate career, Quinney joined the Canadian Tour and finished No.2 on the Canadian Order of Merit in 2002. He played on the Nationwide Tour from 2004-2006 before earning his PGA Tour card for the 2007 season.
Quinney, a native of Eugene, Oregon, was recently named as one of the PGA Tour’s “Top 20 in their 20s.”