C Spire lands title rights for Champions Tour’s MGRC

Wireless communications company C Spire has signed a three-year deal to be the presenting sponsor of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (MGRC) on golf’s Champions Tour.

The MGRC, which has been held on the Gulf Coast since 2010, next takes place at the Fallen Oak in Biloxi from March 17-23 next year, when C Spire will also continue its sponsorship of the Thursday Pro-Am event held in conjunction with the main competition. 

Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, a press release confirmed a “multi-million dollar sponsorship” that places C Spire alongside 14 other consortium partners. One of these is the non-profit MGRC Foundation, which has received $750,000 (€569,000) in assistance via the tournament over the past three years.

The MGRC remains one of the 26 Charles Schwab Cup events that determines the world’s premier golfer over the age of 50.