JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 100 players who have proven they can win on the golf course have turned to Web.com to help them succeed online. As the umbrella sponsor of the Web.com Tour, Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, is helping players and tournaments capitalize on their tour successes by removing the mystery of website design and developing engaging and informative online destinations.
"Our involvement with the PGA TOUR, through the umbrella sponsorship of the Web.com Tour, is a special relationship and we wanted to provide support that, beyond the financial benefit, truly contributed to the success of the players and tournaments involved," said David L. Brown, chairman, president and CEO of Web.com. "We recognize that building a successful website can be a bit of a mystery, especially for those whose expertise lies elsewhere, such as golfers who are busy training or qualifying for the tour and for small business owners who are occupied with operating successful businesses."
As golf is an individual sport, players' names become their brands. And as Web.com customers can attest, one of the strongest brand-building tools is a full-featured, professionally designed website with the online marketing support to make it a sought-after online destination. As players make their way through the Web.com Tour ranks and their popularity grows, fans look to the Internet to find information about the golfer, upcoming event appearances and other compelling content. Visitors' ability to see a professional-looking site, easily navigate menus and locate desired information can turn a casual golf follower into a dedicated fan.More than 100 players and tournaments associated with the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour have turned to Web.com for online assistance. The list includes well-known golfers including John Daly, Jason Dufner, Billy Horschel, Luke Guthrie, Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk, all Web.com Tour alumni.