THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Patron and Official Timekeeper of The Open for over 30 years, Rolex is honoured to be associated with golf's most revered major championship. Inaugurated in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club, The Open attracts the widest international field of the four majors.
Winning the Claret Jug, The Open's iconic trophy, has been the culminating achievement for numerous champions past and present: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods.
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers – as the golf club at Muirfield is properly known – is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, and the source of the earliest written rules of golf, which date back to 1744.
RULES OF GOLF
Rolex is proud of its long-standing partnership with the R&A. The patriarch of golf, this prestigious organisation promotes and develops the game, acts as custodian of the rules and organises The Open Championship – the sport's oldest major – along with a number of other professional, amateur and junior events.