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ROLEX & THE OPEN: GOLF'S OLDEST MAJOR

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ROLEX AND THE OPEN: GOLF’S OLDEST MAJOR


Traditionally contested in the United Kingdom during the third week of July, The Open is the fourth and final tournament that make up the men’s annual Majors. Associated with this competition since 1981, Rolex is today a privileged partner of world golf. 
 
The partnership between Rolex and golf began in 1967 when Arnold Palmer became the sport’s first Testimonee. Since then, the brand has become Official Timekeeper and a principal partner of many leading events and stakeholders in the game.

  Inaugurated in 1860, The Open is played every year on a historical course in the United Kingdom. The tournament regularly comes to St Andrews, as is the case for the 150th Open Championship.
 
Rolex Clock at the Open at St Andrews, Scotland
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The temple of tennis tradition
STEEPED IN ELEGANCE AND TRADITION

Tradition has it that The Open is always played on a links course, that is, one located by the sea, featuring sandy soil and few water hazards or trees. Given the particularly unpredictable nature of the weather conditions, the 156 players competing in the tournament every year need their fair share of fighting spirit, self-control and humility given the potential for heavy showers, strong gusts of wind and even heatwave conditions.
Unforgettable moments
Tom Watson after winning the 1983 Open at Royal Birkdale. He has just played his last round of competitive golf.
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ROLEX AND GOLF: PARTNERS FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY

Rolex enjoys a privileged relationship with golf, one founded on shared values: respect for tradition, responsibility, technical precision, the elegance of movement, the perpetual quest for excellence and a commitment to future generations.
 
Today, the partnership between Rolex and golf extends to many areas of the sport: with governing bodies and world rankings, with the greatest names in international golf, and with the circuits and Major tournaments – both men’s and women’s, professional and amateur, at senior and junior levels.
 
Moreover, the brand has also championed the creation of: the Rolex Series, the finest tournaments on the DP World Tour; the Rolex Player of the Year award which recognizes the best woman golfer on the LPGA circuit; and the Rolex Junior Players of the Year awards, which honour players aged 18 or younger, boy and girl, who perform best in a given season. Undeniably, Rolex has become “the partner watch of world golf”.
ROLEX TESTIMONEES AND THE OPEN

Among the many great names in golf who belong to the prestigious family of Rolex Testimonees, several have won The Open: Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth
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