Toyo Tyres Renews Partnership With Women's Open Championship

Toyo Tyres Renews Partnership With Women's Open Championship

Toyo Tyres Women's Open Partnership
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The Japanese brand has been a partner of the event since 2019, with the company extending its support for the tournament that gets underway in August.

Toyo Tyres Renews Partnership With Women's Open Championship

For a third consecutive year, Toyo Tyres will be showcasing its support for the final Women's Major of the year through its website and social media platforms.

The brand, which first supported the event at Woburn in 2019, will be playing its part once again, this time at the world famous Carnoustie (opens in new tab) where the competition will be played between the 19th and 22nd August.

Having held the men's Open Championship eight times, it will be hosting the women's Open Championship for a second time.

The first tournament at Carnoustie was held 10 years ago in 2011, with Taiwan's Yani Tseng dominating the field with a four-shot win. The victory was her fifth Major title.

Toyo Tyres Women's Open Partnership

Tseng at the 2011 Ricoh Women's British Open. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

This year, Sophia Popov (opens in new tab) will be looking to defend her title on the Scottish links, with the world's best descending on arguably one of the toughest courses in the world.

In 2020, Popov (opens in new tab) produced one of the biggest sporting shocks whilst on the way to winning the Women's Open Championship.

At the time, the German was ranked 304th in the world and was making only her fifth Major appearance.

Toyo Tyres Women's Open Partnership

Popov is applauded as she walks to collect the trophy.(Photo by David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

However, around Royal Troon (opens in new tab), she would produce some scintillating golf, shooting a three-under-par final round to secure a two shot victory and a maiden Major title.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.