The second iGATE CEO Cup will witness CEOs of Global 2000 companies
across the world compete in a first-class championship-style golf
tournament on March 21-22, 2014 at the prestigious Pinehurst Golf Resort - Site of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships
FREMONT, CA, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - iGATE, the NASDAQ-listed leading outsourcing services company, in
association with Forbes, the publisher of Forbes magazine and
forbes.com, announced today the second iGATE CEO Cup Golf tournament.
This first-class championship-style golf tournament will be held March
21 - 22, 2014, at Course No. 2 and Course No. 8 of the legendary
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina, USA. Grand Slam
champion Gary Player will co-host the iGATE CEO Cup just as he did for
the inaugural tournament last year.
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Commenting on the tournament, Gary Player said, "The iGATE CEO Cup has
created a thrilling format for a charitable tournament with CEOs
representing many of the world's top companies playing for a noble
cause. Following the inaugural iGATE CEO Cup earlier this year, I am
happy to continue my involvement as the tournament now moves to
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, and includes an international field of
CEOs from across the globe."
In 2014, the iGATE CEO Cup will have a global scope as CEOs of Global
2000 companies will be invited to compete for total prize money of
$120,000, with the 'Player of the Tournament' winning $40,000 - double the amount of the inaugural event. Winners
will donate their prize money to the charities of their choice.
"I am looking forward to another successful tournament, and will be
interested to see who lifts the world's largest gold trophy in 2014,"
Gary Player, an original inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, is
widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers in history. The South
African native has won 165 tournaments over his career spanning six
decades, including nine major championships on the regular tour, and
nine major championships on the Senior Tour. He is one of only five
golfers - and the only non-American golfer - to win the coveted career
Recognized around the globe as the Black Knight and the International
Ambassador of Golf, Player is also a renowned golf course architect
with over 325 design projects on five continents. Black Knight
International, the company founded by his son Marc Player, includes
Gary Player Design, Player Real Estate, Black Knight Enterprises and
The Player Foundation, which has a primary objective of promoting
education for underprivileged children around the world.
The World's Heaviest and Largest Gold Trophy
The iGATE CEO Cup winner's trophy is the world's largest and heaviest
gold trophy, designed by India-based Guinness World Record holder, Amit
Pabuwal. A priceless creation, the 21-inches-tall iGATE CEO Cup is one
and one-half times bigger than the FIFA World Cup trophy - the largest
trophy so far. The trophy is made with 8.6 kilograms of gold and
emblazoned with diamonds and rubies.
Located in the North Carolina heartland, Pinehurst Resort & Country
Club, established in 1895, is a 2,000-acre property featuring an
award-winning spa, eight golf courses, tennis, and activities for the
family. Widely known as the cradle of American golf, Pinehurst has
hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America,
including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, TOUR
Championship and many others. It will serve as the site of both the
U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships in 2014.
The inaugural iGATE CEO Cup Golf Tournament, held in January this year,
at TPC® Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., hosted CEOs from North
American companies, awarding $100,000 to the winners' favorite
charities. Autotrader's ex-CEO Chip Perry was the winner of the first
event, donating his prize money of $20,000 to Watauga (N.C.) Humane
iGATE Corporation is the first integrated technology and operations
(iTOPS) company providing full-spectrum consulting, technology and
business process outsourcing, and product and engineering solutions on
a Business Outcomes-based model. Armed with over three decades of IT
Services experience and powered by the iTOPS platform, iGATE's
multi-location global organization has a talent pool of more than
28,500 employees and consistently delivers effective solutions to over
300 companies including Fortune 1000 clients spanning verticals such
as: banking and financial services; insurance and healthcare; life
sciences; manufacturing, retail, distribution and logistics; media,
entertainment, leisure and travel; energy and utilities; public sector;
and independent software vendors. Please visit http://www.iGATE.com for more information.
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About Gary Player
Gary Player, often referred to as the Black Knight, symbolizes all that
world class golf is or was ever intended to be. Celebrating his 60th anniversary as a professional golfer in 2013, Player is a champion in
every sense of the word. He has won 165 professional tournaments
worldwide, and through the philanthropic efforts of The Player
Foundation generated over $50 million dollars for the education of
underprivileged children. Player, a master of the game, and a world
leader in golf course design is credited with shaping more than 325
When Gary Player won the US Open in 1965 at age 29, he became only the
third golfer to win the Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene
Sarazen. Since then, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have added
their names to this elite group. Player has, to date, won nine major
championships on the regular PGA Tour and nine on the Senior or
Champions Tour. He is a three time President's Cup Captain and in 2000
received South Africa's Sportsman of the Century Award.
In addition to his 40 years of golf course design, Player currently
serves as the Global Ambassador to the World Golf Hall of Fame and
holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Andrews University.
His legendary career and humanitarian endeavors have been acknowledged
by numerous awards, including the 2012 PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement
Award, the 2006 PGA Tour Payne Stewart Award, and the 2003 Laureus
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Player has circled the globe in
pursuit of sporting events, and after journeying over 15 million miles,
or 25 million kilometers, he is widely recognized as The World's Most
Traveled Athlete™. When not traveling to or from sporting events,
Player divides his time between the South African stud farm, where he
has bred over 2000 winning thoroughbred race horses, and his residence
on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, Florida.
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