Ralph Lauren has announced it has signed a five-year partnership with The R&A to become an Official Patron of the Open Championship until July 31, 2016.

The partnership deal will see Ralph Lauren supply kit for all officials and staff members at the Open Championship. In addition, Ralph Lauren will create a dedicated Polo Golf men’s collection celebrating the Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012 Open Championship.

Ralph Lauren also serves as the official outfitter for the United States Golf Association, the official apparel sponsor of the US Open Tennis Championships and the official outfitter of the Wimbledon Championships.

Furthermore, Ralph Lauren will be the proud Outfitter for the US Olympic and Paralympic teams at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Ralph Lauren sponsor golf stars such as Luke Donald, Tom Watson, Davis Love III, Jonathan Byrd, Matteo Manassero and Webb Simpson.