Fitness & Sports
Tradition of Excellence Continues at Insperity Invitational in The Woodlands through 2026
THE WOODLANDS, TX — The Insperity Invitational, presented by UnitedHealthcare, wrapped up the 19th edition of the award-winning tournament with an announcement that golf’s greatest names will continue having a positive community impact on and off the golf course in The Woodlands, Texas for another four years.
Insperity confirmed the annual Tradition of Excellence will continue in The Woodlands through its extension of the title sponsorship of the lone PGA TOUR Champions stop in the Houston area. UnitedHealthcare will also continue its long-standing commitment to the event, announcing it will support as presenting sponsor through 2026. As a result of their support, the players will contest for the largest amount of prize money in a non-major event on the PGA TOUR Champions at $2.7 million.
“This all began when I received a phone call from Mr. Arnold Palmer who encouraged me to take the step and get behind bringing this event to The Woodlands,” said Paul Sarvadi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Insperity, who made the announcement during Thursday’s Players Dinner – originally themed “Dinner with The King” in honor of Mr. Palmer. The dinner brought together golf’s legends including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino, among many others with the current stars on the PGA TOUR Champions.
“Our involvement with this golf tournament aligns with Insperity’s mission to help businesses succeed so that communities prosper. Bringing golf’s best to The Woodlands each year provides a tremendous economic boost for local businesses which in turn supports the charitable impact. I can’t think of a better way to honor Mr. Palmer’s life than to ensure the Tradition of Excellence continues.”
UnitedHealthcare has been the presenting sponsor of the event since 2005 and will continue this tradition of excellence for four more years.
“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate community, champions and charity alongside this wonderful community event,” said Tony Carr, National Vice President Aggregated Employer Solutions, UnitedHealthcare. “For nearly two decades the Insperity Invitational has made a positive impact in Houston area communities and we are honored to be a part of this long standing tradition.”
The Insperity Invitational, presented by United Healthcare, is managed and operated by Pro Link Sports. Since its inception in 2004, the tournament has made a significant economic and charitable impact in the Houston community with more than $18 million in donations to various local charities.
“The success of any great event starts with its corporate partners. With the leadership and commitment of Insperity and UnitedHealthcare, this tournament has been able to positively change the lives of the people in our community,” said Bryan Naugle, Executive Director, Insperity Invitational. “The generous investment of these two corporations, both financially and through the volunteer spirit of the employees, provides us with the opportunity to have a lasting charitable footprint on the region, creates networking opportunities for the corporate community, showcases junior golfers in southern Texas, and most importantly, inspires golf fans with a free opportunity to watch their heroes compete for one of the most coveted titles on the PGA TOUR Champions. We are so privileged to have them at our side to make all of this possible.”
The Insperity Invitational, presented by UnitedHealthcare, has received multiple awards for its community impact. The tournament has been recognized by many, including PGA TOUR Champions players, over the last two decades as a top event on the TOUR.
“The PGA TOUR has a long and storied history in the Houston area, and the PGA TOUR Champions will continue to build on that tradition,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady. “This tournament is annually a player-favorite because of the outstanding fan support, the beautiful course, the outstanding conditions, as well as the warm welcome from the community. I’m confident that it will continue to be a premier event on the PGA TOUR Champions calendar well into the future.”
The tournament has delivered an impressive list of champions over the last 19 years including: major winner and defending champion, Mike Weir (2021); 11-time PGA TOUR winner, Scott McCarron (2019); four-time Insperity Invitational winner, Bernhard Langer (2018, 2014, 2008, 2007); two-time PGA TOUR major winner, John Daly (2017); Jesper Parnevik (2016); Ian Woosnam (2015); Esteban Toledo (2013); Fred Funk (2012); Brad Faxon (2011); Fred Couples (2010); John Cook (2009); Jay Haas (2006); Mark McNulty (2005) and Larry Nelson (2004).
A PGA TOUR Champions event, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare features the world’s premier golfers age 50 and older. With the support of its Official Sponsors: Woodforest National Bank, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 3M, Alfa Romeo, Pepsi, Sports Radio 610, National Car Rental, Vander Dys Fine Jewelers and Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare is managed and operated by Pro Links Sports. In 2008, the tournament received the prestigious Presidents Award as the best event on the Champions Tour, and in 2011 received the President’s Award for Excellence in Achievement. In 2012 and 2015, the tournament received The Players Award for having the “best of everything” for the players, sponsors and spectators. Interfaith of The Woodlands, one of the local charities benefitting from the tournament, was named the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions Charity of the Year. Past champions include Larry Nelson, Jay Haas, Mark McNulty, four-time winner Bernhard Langer, John Cook, Fred Couples, Brad Faxon, Fred Funk, Esteban Toledo, Ian Woosnam, John Daly, Scott McCarron and Mike Weir. For more information about the Tradition of Excellence at the Insperity Invitational, visit www.insperityinvitational.com, on Instagram @insperityinvitational, Twitter @InsperityInvtnl, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InsperityInvitational.
Since 1986, Insperity’s mission has been to help businesses succeed so communities prosper. Offering the most comprehensive suite of scalable HR solutions available in the marketplace, Insperity is defined by an unrivaled breadth and depth of services and level of care. Through an optimal blend of premium HR service and technology, Insperity delivers the administrative relief, reduced liabilities and better benefit solutions that businesses need for sustained growth. With 2021 revenues of $5.0 billion and more than 90 offices throughout the U.S., Insperity is currently making a difference in thousands of businesses and communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.insperity.com.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.5 million physicians and care professionals, and 7,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.