Humana to end sponsorship after 2015 Tour event


The Humana Challenge is poised for even more shakeups after 2015.  

The PGA Tour announced Monday that the healthcare company will end its sponsorship of the tournament after the Jan. 22-25 event.  

Only a few years after stepping in to save the tournament in the California desert, Humana will exercise its opt-out clause because of the current national healthcare environment and the company’s evolving business priorities, according to a release.

The Clinton Foundation, which joined the event in 2012, is expected to continue its participation. The Tour says a search for a new title sponsor is already underway. 

As reported in July, PGA West’s Palmer Private and Nicklaus courses are reportedly pulling out after the January event, meaning the Tour has about 15 months to find a pair of new host sites.