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Verizon ends sponsorship in S.C.

Updated: September 29, 2009, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Verizon Heritage, one of the PGA Tour's most popular spring tournaments, is losing its longtime, namesake sponsor after 2010.

Verizon Business' move came less than week after commissioner Tim Finchem discussed the potential loss of PGA Tour marketing partners and tournaments because of continuing problems with the economy.

"It's never good news, but again what makes it tougher, is the economic climate," Steve Wilmot, the Verizon Heritage tournament director, ...

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