Patrons

Patrons of The 148th Open

Doosan

Doosan is a global leader in construction equipment, power and water solutions, engines and engineering, proudly serving customers and communities for more than a century. We are proud to be a Patron for The Open and celebrates its 150 years.

Established in 1896, Doosan is Korea’s oldest but fastest growing company. Enriching people’s lives around the world, its Infrastructure Support Business encompasses power plants including nuclear power, sea water desalination, construction equipment and related services, construction and engineering and marine diesel engines. As the global leader in ISB, Doosan is proud to be a Patron of The Open.

HSBC

In conjunction with The R&A, in the UK HSBC has partnered with the Golf Foundation to sponsor the HSBC Golf Roots programme.

Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC’s international network comprises around 7,200 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by over 220,000 shareholders in 132 countries and territories.

The shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depository Receipts. HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to around 89 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management (formerly Personal Financial Services); Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets; and Global Private Banking. HSBC is honoured to be a Patron of The Open and is committed to the growth of golf globally.

As well as committing to the professional game, HSBC has a longer-term goal to create a legacy through sponsorship of youth development and grassroots programmes around the world. In conjunction with The R&A, in the UK HSBC has partnered with The Golf Foundation to sponsor the HSBC Golf Roots programme. This has been nurtured to the point where it is now the largest and most successful junior golf development project in the British Isles.

The focus of the programme is to primarily target urban and inner city areas and on the “Skills for Life” such as honesty and respect that an education in golf offers. The Golf Foundation is a registered charity that aims to make it possible for all children and young people to access the sport regardless of their background or circumstances. The aim of the HSBC Golf Roots programme is to reach 1 million children per year.

Mastercard

The partnership with The Open complements Mastercard's existing stable of sports, lifestyle and entertainment.

Mastercard Worldwide is proud to be a Patron and the Official Card of The Open. With a history of over 15 years’ association with golf sponsorship, this partnership enables Mastercard to build on its sporting heritage and create compelling opportunities designed to drive shareholder value, build business for customer financial institutions and provide unique priceless experiences for Mastercard cardholders.

The partnership with The Open complements Mastercard’s existing stable of sports, lifestyle and entertainment sponsorship as well as relationships with Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Camilo Villegas, Boo Weekley, Brandt Snedeker, and five-time Open Champion and golfing legend, Tom Watson.

To learn more about how Mastercard brings cardholders closer to their passions, delivering them priceless experiences and privileges, go to www.pricelesslondon.co.uk.

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has been proudly associated with professional golf for more than 20 years.

In 1990 we were the title sponsor of the Mercedes German Masters, and we have continued to support both amateur and professional golf ever since.

We are currently partnered with the Masters in Augusta, Georgia and the PGA of America. In 2014 Mercedes-Benz celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Mercedes Trophy – the largest amateur golfing tournament series in the world.

Each year approximately 58,000 golfers from 43 countries compete in three handicap categories, with the World Final being held in Stuttgart, Germany, the birthplace of the automobile.

From 2011 Mercedes-Benz entered into a new and exciting partnership within golf, when we became a Patron of The Open. We are very proud to be part of the world’s oldest Major Championship and look forward to engaging with enthusiasts, and of course, seeing some world-class golf.

Nikon

Nikon Corporation, founded in 1917, secured its place as a pioneer of optical glass technology in Japan. Nikon now offers precision equipment that captures The Open's best moments.

With continued growth and expertise, Nikon now offers a diverse range of products from its world-renowned consumer and professional photographic equipment to industrial precision equipment.

Nikon UK distributes a wide range of imaging products from consumer to professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; Coolscan digital film scanners; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics.

NTT Data

NTT DATA is your global innovation partner. Headquartered in Tokyo, NTT DATA have business operations in over 35 countries.

Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. NTT DATA combines local flexibility and agility with centrally coordinated access to global resources.

NTT DATA’s long-standing customer relationships are a testament to its ability to combine the best of both worlds: the scale and resources of a globally operating group, combined with local teams possessing deep market insight and expertise.

This has allowed NTT DATA to meet customer needs all over the world, consistently exceeding their expectations for quality, timeliness, and local knowledge.

Rolex

Rolex is proud to be a Patron of The Open and recognises the precision, skill and excellence required to be a Champion - values shared by Rolex.

Inaugurated in 1860, The Open is golf’s most venerable Major Championship and the honour of raising the Claret Jug attracts the widest international field of the four Majors.