MasterCard has announced that it is partnering with The R&A, the body that organises The Open Championship.
The announcement was made today at Royal St George’s Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent, host of The Open Championship 2011.
Alfredo Gangotena, chief marketing officer at MasterCard, said: “We are immensely proud to become a global partner of The Open Championship and thrilled to have the chance to bring golf fans from across the world closer to the game. Our association with The Open Championship is a unique opportunity to offer our cardholders priceless access and experiences around the most historic tournament in golf.”
The partnership will last for four years and adds to the list of sports events sponsored by MasterCard.
Mike Tate, Director at The R&A, said: “We are delighted that MasterCard will become a Patron and the Official Card of The Open Championship from 2012. MasterCard’s expertise, commitment to heightening the fan experience and longstanding association with golf across the world make it a natural partner for The R&A and The Open Championship.”