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Rice named top sales person of 2011 for PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR announced Jared Rice, director of sales & marketing for THE PLAYERS Championship, as its top sales person for the 2011 season at the organization’s winter tournament meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. Of the 15 events that the PGA TOUR owns and operates, Rice was the top sales person for his achievements with THE PLAYERS in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Rice and his team increased hospitality and sponsorship sales by 21% from the 2010 tournament to the 2011 tournament.

Rice has worked for the PGA TOUR since 2006, during which he worked in the corporate marketing and retail licensing divisions. Prior to working with the TOUR, Rice was in sales and marketing for the Detroit Red Wings, the Anaheim Angles and the Anaheim Ducks.

Rice is actively involved in the Northeast Florida community where he serves on the board of directors for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce and the Winston Family YMCA. Rice has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

THE PLAYERS will take place May 7-13, 2012. More information about THE PLAYERS is available at www.PGATOUR.COM/theplayers.

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