THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Tiger Woods Foundation welcomes Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial security company, as the title sponsor of the 15th annual World Challenge. The Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, held Dec. 2-8, 2013, at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will again welcome host Tiger Woods along with 17 of the TOUR's best players to compete for the $1 million top prize. The tournament, co-sponsored by the PGA TOUR, benefits the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
"Northwestern Mutual has been an excellent partner over the years, and we are pleased they will be the title sponsor of the World Challenge," Woods said. "I'm really looking forward to competing this year. This event welcomes a fantastic field, and it's always fun to come home and play in front of the Southern California fans."
Northwestern Mutual was the 2012 presenting sponsor of the World Challenge and opted to expand into the title sponsor role for 2013.
"We are pleased to be a part of the World Challenge again, this time as the title sponsor to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation," said Conrad York, vice president of marketing at Northwestern Mutual. "Northwestern Mutual shares a common goal to improve educational success, health and development of children and families so they have bright futures ahead of them."
At the 2012 World Challenge, Graeme McDowell shot a 4-under-par 68 to finish at 17-under 271 to win by three shots over Keegan Bradley. Bradley closed with a 69 to wind up at 14-under, and Bo Van Pelt posted a 70 to finish third. Tournament host Tiger Woods (71), Jim Furyk (70) and Rickie Fowler (69) shared fourth at 279.