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Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez to Make His Debut at the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship, Sponsored by Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc.


CERRITOS, Calif. --- Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. NMLS ID 3277, (Sun West) is proud to announce that its national spokesman, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez will be participating in the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship at The Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

This is Rodriguez' first showing in this premier celebrity golf tournament. Sun West is proud to be sponsoring Rodriguez for the event. Rodriguez signed to be Sun West's national spokesman in 2013. "It's an honor to work with the former MLB great. I watched him on the field as a fan and now I'll be watching him on the green as a fan," said Sun West Chief Executive Officer Pavan Agarwal. "Sun West is rooting for Pudge to have a great game and bring it home once more."

Rodriguez has improved his golf game by practicing with Golf Pro Joel Edwards. "Joel has helped me greatly; he is a very patient, positive and dedicated Pro," Rodriguez said. "He is tough with me and knows that I enjoy working hard to improve my game."

Rodriguez now finishes in the low 80s from his initial scoring of 200 some 8 years ago. "My swing changed a lot once I started focusing more on my body's balance and mental game. Concentration is a huge part of Golf and being able to stay centered has really helped my overall performance," added Rodriguez.

Golf was initially introduced to Rodriguez by a close friend in Miami years ago and, since then, Rodriguez has developed a true love for the game. "For me, golf is a very intense and competitive sport that demands commitment to achieve excellence. Sun West shares the same values by being committed to serving the community and their clients," said Rodriguez. Rodriguez retired from Major League Baseball in 2012. The hand-eye coordination that made Rodriguez an excellent hitter in the Majors can be seen once more as he plays in the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe.

The Championship stretches 3 days and includes some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. The Championship features a Top Grand Prize of $600,000 and, over the past 25 years, has raised over $4 million for local and national charities. Television coverage begins on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. on NBC and will continue all weekend long on NBC Sports Networks.

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About Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (NMLS ID 3277) 
Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. is licensed nationwide and is a full service, mortgage banker established in 1980. The company's excellent service and fast turn-time has made Sun West a multi-billion dollar national originator. As a result, Sun West is a leader in offering a diverse set of products with low rates and excellent pricing. Sun West is a HUD-approved mortgagee (FHA & HECM), VA LAPP approved, USDA lender, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller Servicer and Ginnie Mae Issuer. Sun West is a national leader in HMBS, residential, and commercial securitization.

Visit for the full list of license information or refer to to see where Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (NMLS ID 3277) is a licensed lender and servicer. In all jurisdictions, the principal (main) licensed location of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. is 18303 Gridley Road in Cerritos, CA 90703, Phone: (800) 453-7884.

Valerie Granillo
Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc.
18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 100
Cerritos, CA 90703
PHONE. 562-326-5732

SOURCE: Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc.