Vijay Continues To Wear Stanford Logo
By Kickntrue on 2/23/09
Vijay Singh continues to wear the Stanford Financial logo on his shirt and bag despite all of the problems the company is having.
Stanford sponsored an event on the PGA Tour GÇô the Stanford-St Jude Championship, which was due to be played in Memphis, Tennessee, in June. He sponsored the LPGA's season finale, the Stanford Financial Tour Championship. He also sponsored a number of high- profile players, among them Morgan Pressel, one of the most promising young Americans in the women's game, and Camilo Villegas, currently being touted as a potential challenger to Tiger Woods.

Meanwhile, Woods himself has a tangential link with the troubled company GÇô Stanford is one of the founding sponsors of the AT&T National tournament on the PGA Tour, an event hosted by the world No1 in aid of his charitable foundation.

But no one in the game is more visibly associated with Stanford than Singh, who last month signed a sponsorship deal to carry the company's logo on his bag, shirt and hat.Very few top players agree to such deals with companies that are not directly involved in golf, and they are usually exceptionally lucrative. Details of the Fijian's arrangement with Stanford were not released but there has been speculation it might have been worth as much as $3m a year to the player.
It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out for the rest of 2009 and beyond after Sir Allen Stanford has come under intense scrutiny and charges from the SEC for fraud.

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