Tiger Woods Victory Blemished after Title Sponsor Chevron Drops Sponsorship of Event

December 5, 2011

Tiger Woods first win for two years at the Chevron World Challenge has been marred by the title sponsors decision to drop its sponsorship of the event.

Chevron has decided not to renew its title sponsorship of the tournament that Woods hosts at Sherwood Country Club to benefit his foundation. The company had been the title sponsor for four years.

Tournament director Greg McLaughlin says he feels confident that he will be able to find another title sponsor. The tournament has had three title sponsors since it began staging the event in 1999.

Meanwhile, ed McLaughlin says Sherwood Country Club has extended its contract to host the tournament through 2015.

Woods has won the tournament five times, malady although his victory Sunday was the first time he won when it was called the Chevron World Challenge.