The brand started their partnership with the prestigious Major Championship in 1981
Rolex Continue As Official Timekeeper For The Open Championship
The Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush in 2019 after 68 years away from the links course that last hosted the tournament back in 1951 and partner Rolex is set to represent itself there as well.
Rolex, the Swiss watch manufacturer, started their partnership with the oldest Major championship in 1981 and the two have been inextricably linked ever since.
Rolex first started their relationship with golf as a whole with Arnold Palmer in 1967 before signing the other two members of the Big Three, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
In this day and age Rolex play a key role on the European Tour sponsoring some of the biggest events of the year known as the Rolex Series.
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ROLEX TESTIMONEE OPEN CHAMPIONS
Gary Player (1959, 1968, 1974) Arnold Palmer (1961, 1962) Jack Nicklaus (1966, 1970, 1978) Tom Watson (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983) Tiger Woods (2000, 2005, 2006) Pádraig Harrington (2007, 2008) Phil Mickelson (2013) Jordan Spieth (2017) Francesco Molinari (2018)
ROLEX TESTIMONEES EXPECTED TO PLAY THE 148TH OPEN
Rafa Cabrera-Bello Paul Casey Jason Day Bryson DeChambeau Matthew Fitzpatrick Rickie Fowler Padraig Harrington Brooks Koepka Haotong Li Hideki Matsuyama Phil Mickelson Francesco Molinari Joaquin Niemann, Thorbjorn Olesen Thomas Pieters Jon Rahm Adam Scott Jordan Spieth Justin Thomas Tiger Woods
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