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Burns & Wilcox Congratulates Jimmy Walker on Winning His First PGA Championship

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 2, 2016) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, would like to congratulate Jimmy Walker on winning his first PGA Championship this past weekend. Walker completed his first major win with a one shot lead over top-ranked Jason Day to win the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.

“This past year we made a strategic move when we announced our official sponsorship of PGA golfer Jimmy Walker. While Jimmy had a great track record, he was our first significant sponsorship investment,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, H.W. Kaufman Financial Group and Burns & Wilcox. “As a leading wholesale specialty insurance company, we invest in risk every day, and we understand that expertise and competitive drive almost always pay off, just as it did with Jimmy this weekend.”

The win is also the first major PGA Championship win for Burns & Wilcox, who became an official sponsor of Walker in January 2016.

“Our support of Jimmy Walker, culminating this weekend, has been a major boost to our brand awareness, provided access to exclusive events for our clients, and is serving as the basis for our new advertising campaign,” said Kaufman. “Walker has exemplified our company’s values of integrity, hard work and professionalism. We congratulate Jimmy and his family on this tremendous achievement.”

“We knew we selected a winner in Jimmy Walker—he proved himself to be a champion,” Kaufman added.

Walker’s winning putt to claim the PGA Championship moves him up to 15th ranked top golfer in the world from 22nd at the beginning of the year.

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Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. Burns & Wilcox has more than 50 offices across the United States and Canada and employs more than 1,600 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Burns & Wilcox is internationally recognized for its insurance brokerage and underwriting expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine and personal insurance.

Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, which also includes Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Global Excess Partners, Atain Insurance Companies, R.B. Jones, Royal Premium, US-Reports, Minuteman Adjusters, Canadian Reports, Cranbrook Underwriters, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers and Lochain Patrick. More information can be found at or