PGA may get new Washington sponsor

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Members of a Washington, D.C., area country club are voting this week on a plan to host a 2005 PGA tournament, the Washington Times reported Wednesday.

The board of the Congressional Country Club is recommending that members agree to host the tournament formerly known as the Kemper Open and the FBR Capital Open, which had been held at the Tournament Players Club in Avenel, Potomac, Md.


"This has been less than a first-line event for several years, and that's going to change," said Ralph Shrader, chairman and CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., the McLean-based consulting firm that announced Tuesday it had cut a 3-year deal to be title sponsor for the golf tournament formerly known as the Kemper Open and FBR Capital Open.

"I am not going to affiliate myself or my company to a mediocre event, so we made this commitment with an understanding that we're all dedicated to immediate improvement and long-term excellence."

Voting results, expected to be positive, will be known Monday.

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