Site Requires Flash Player and JavaScript (on) for optimal viewing.

bypass the detection
Golf

Nike’s no Portland patron for PGA

    Portland one day may be the site of a PGA event. It won’t be the replacement for the International in July — Washington, D.C., likely will take that spot on the tour — and for now, Nike isn’t interested.

    “It’s not a priority for us,” says Charlie Denson, president of Nike Brand. “It’s great for (a potential sponsor that) is not a part of the game of golf. We’re already part of the game of golf.”

    Nike Golf is a major player on the international golf circuit. Endorsees start with Tiger Woods and include many of the game’s big names. The cost of serving as title sponsor for a PGA event simply isn’t worth it for Oregon’s shoe and sports apparel giant.

     — Excerpt from the Portland Tribune, February 23, 2007


    video




    Watch our two minute video to learn more about the Oregon Sports Authority's efforts to promote the state as a premier sports destination.

    NEWSLETTER SIGN UPs

    Sign up to receive a monthly update with the latest Oregon sports news and event information, plus get exclusive access to ticket discounts!

    MEMBERS

    Members

    Requires Flash Player and JavaScript (on) for optimal viewing.

    .

    latest news


    eUpdate – PK80, IndyCar Coming to Portland, Congrats to the Thorns, Cirque du Soleil Crystal

    In the summer of 2012, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis began to form plans for an unprecedented 16-team men’s...

    http://www.oregonsports.org/eupdate-pk80-nears-tip-off-indycar-coming-to-portland-congrats-to-the-thorns-cirque-du-soleil-crystal/

    eUpdate – Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Disaster Relief, Street Soccer USA and New Members

    The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame will induct a class of six new members during its annual induction ceremony on...

    http://www.oregonsports.org/eupdate-oregon-sports-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony-disaster-relief-street-soccer-usa-and-new-members/

    eUpdate – Little League Softball, WinCo Foods Portland Open, Cambia Portland Classic

    Little League softball teams from the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, Czech Republic and Puerto Rico are in Portland this week...

    http://www.oregonsports.org/eupdate-little-league-softball-world-series-winco-foods-portland-open-cambia-portland-classic/

    find out what's new and

    what's next in oregon sports!

    follow the oregon sports authority on

    Twitter      Facebook