PITTSBURGH, April 12 Golf legend Arnold Palmer will serve as Honorary Chairman for this summer's inaugural Mylan Classic presented by CONSOL Energy, a PGA TOUR Nationwide Tour event. The 2010 Mylan Classic, sponsored by Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), will be played Sept. 2-5 at Southpointe Golf Club in the Pittsburgh suburb of Canonsburg, preceded by a pro-am event on Sept. 1. All four rounds will be televised on Golf Channel in the U.S., with the event reaching 123 countries overseas.
Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury said: "We feel truly privileged that Arnold Palmer will be participating in the Mylan Classic in this very special way. While his golf career has certainly been nothing short of legendary, his reputation for helping to raise funds for numerous charitable organizations is just as impressive. He is the perfect Honorary Chairman for an event that combines the celebration of golf with the desire to give back to local communities and their charities."
"I gladly accepted this offer when approached," said Palmer. "I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the Nationwide Tour and the significant impact it has on the PGA TOUR. Now in its 21st year, the Tour has done much to advance the level of competition in professional golf and prepare many of the sport's most talented young players for life on the PGA TOUR. I congratulate Mylan and key supporting sponsors CONSOL Energy and Dick's Sporting Goods for bringing this wonderful event to the golf fans of western Pennsylvania."
Nearly all of the 100-plus PGA TOUR tournaments - including the Mylan Classic - are structured as non-profit organizations that donate 100% of event net proceeds to local charities.
Mylan Inc. ranks among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world and provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories. The company maintains one of the industry's broadest and highest quality product portfolios supported by a robust product pipeline; operates one of the world's largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers; and runs a specialty business focused on respiratory, allergy and psychiatric therapies. For more information, please visit www.mylan.com.
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. As the "official proving ground of the PGA TOUR," two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni. At the end of the 2009 official season, Tour alumni had won 260 PGA TOUR titles, including 13 majors and three PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards and $18.5 million were at stake over the course of 29 events in 2009. Recognizing the Tour's growing stature, Nationwide Insurance has renewed its umbrella sponsorship of the Nationwide Tour through 2012. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.3 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit www.PGATOUR.COM .
SOURCE Mylan Inc.