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Broker sponsors PGA golfer Jimmy Walker


An insurance brokerage will soon see its name in an unlikely place: on the green at the PGA tour.

Wholesale broker and underwriting manager Burns & Wilcox Ltd., part of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group and based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, will sponsor pro golfer Jimmy Walker starting in 2016.

Mr. Walker will sport the Burns & Wilcox logo on his golf shirts during tournaments and events, a company spokeswoman said.

Currently ranked No. 25 in the world with five wins on the PGA tour, according to the association's website, Mr. Walker is the brokerage's first professional athlete brand ambassador.

“We are proud to have Jimmy Walker join Team Kaufman as one of his official sponsors,” Alan Jay Kaufman, chairman, president and CEO of Kaufman Financial, said in a statement. “We share many distinctive qualities: integrity, competitive drive, hard work and professionalism.”