Rolex and Golf

Rolex and golf

World of Rolex

Since 1967, Rolex has been driven by genuine passion for a sport that embraces tradition and seeks perfection. Rolex is proud to be a leading supporter behind the finest events, players and organizations in golf, encouraging the development of the game worldwide.

Golf Tournaments
The Masters Tournament

THE MASTERS TOURNAMENT

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A symbol of tradition and prestige. The Masters Tournament, played at Augusta National Golf Club, is the only Major held at the same venue each year. Created in 1934 with an invitation-only policy, the tournament attracts golf’s elite and produces some of the most memorable moments in the history of the game. All of the best-known players of our time have left their mark there, but only one winner leaves with the famous Green Jacket.

SKY-DWELLER

SKY-DWELLER

The Oyster Perpetual

For those who travel the world... The first Rolex with two time zones and an innovative annual calendar that marks the passage of the months.

ADAM SCOTT

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Golf - Rolex Timeless Luxury Watches
The relationship between Rolex and the world of golf is based on common values. Discover the Rolex luxury watch collections on the Official Website.

What he's mastered cannot be learned from a book. The pervasive calm that accompanies him is confidence – a gift delivered by commitment and desire from within. Subtle is the presence of the man who began playing in Australia, but whose performances are destined to make a resounding statement around the world.

U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open

The U.S. Open

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Chambers Bay on Puget Sound. A new test of skill for golf's best. Beyond the tee, caution pairs up with experience, and the game takes on a mental aspect. Fairways, roughs, bunkers and greens, each tell a story. The most beautiful places are always the most difficult to conquer.

THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

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Patron and Official Timekeeper of The Open Championship 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 Championship attracts the widest international field of the four majors. Winning the Claret Jug, The Open Championship's iconic trophy, has been the culminating achievement for numerous champions past and present: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods.

The Open Championship
The Ricoh Women's British Open

THE RICOH WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN

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The RICOH Women’s British Open is one of the five Majors sponsored by Rolex. This event welcomes top-level talent who compete for one of the sport’s highest achievements.

TIGER WOODS

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Golf - Rolex Timeless Luxury Watches
The relationship between Rolex and the world of golf is based on common values. Discover the Rolex luxury watch collections on the Official Website.

Tiger Woods singlehandedly redefined the game of golf and has inspired millions of players worldwide. With 14 major titles to his name, he knows that the sky is the limit when it comes to being the best.

Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson

PHIL MICKELSON

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King of the “flop shot”. The People's Champion. Righty who created a legendary career playing lefty. Defines perseverance. Demonstrates patience. Never turns away from a shot at greatness.

TODAY'S CHAMPIONS

TODAY'S CHAMPIONS

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THE BIG THREE

THE BIG THREE

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Arnold Palmer. Jack Nicklaus. Gary Player. Their faces are easy to recognise, their achievements even more so. Combined, they've won an astounding 34 Majors. With thrilling play and sheer charisma, they brought their love of golf to millions and made the game what it is today. For over 40 years, Rolex has been proud to be part of these illustrious careers as they continue to build a legacy for this and the next generation.

TOM WATSON

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Tom Watson is considered one of the most successful Open champions still playing today. He won The Open five times and in the span of only nine years – an unrivalled feat. With eight majors in total and 39 victories on the PGA Tour, this American icon has earned his place in golf legend.  His status as six-time PGA Player of the Year and No. 1 in the world from 1978 to 1982 have contributed to his reputation as one of the sport’s most enduring professional players; a phenomenon which he confirmed by winning the 2011 Senior PGA Championship at the age of 61, becoming the oldest player to win a major on the Senior Tour since it was created in 1980.

Tom Watson
Bernhard Langer

BERNHARD LANGER

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Bernhard Langer, from Germany, has established himself as one of the top golfers of the last 30 years. He won the Masters twice, in 1985 and 1993, and has some 40 European Tour wins. His impressive performances at multiple editions of the Ryder Cup from 1981 onwards helped breathe new life into the leading team tournament. More recently, he has become one of the most successful players on the Champions Tour, with five senior major championship titles: the 2010 and 2014 Senior Open Championships, the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, and the 2014 and 2015 Constellation Senior Players Championships. Natural talent, unwavering dedication and a deliberate pace of play have contributed to Bernhard Langer’s undeniable mastery of the game.

DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

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The DP World Tour Championship marks the dramatic season finale of the European Tour. Held at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, the tournament is the final stop on the Race to Dubai, launched in 2009 and comprised for the 2013 season of 46 tournaments in 25 countries on all five continents.

This year's championship in Dubai promises to be an exciting competition as the 60 highest ranking golfers of the year compete for international recognition and exceptional prize money.

DP World Tour Championship
BMW PGA Championship

BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

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The European Tour’s flagship event, the 2015 BMW PGA Championship is one of the highlights on the international golfing calendar. This year’s edition, held from 19-24 May at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, United Kingdom, celebrates the 61st anniversary of this prestigious tournament, first played in 1955. Rolex is proud to have been a long-standing partner of the European Tour and its signature event.

Golf Championships

WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS HSBC CHAMPIONS

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Destined solely for professionals in men’s golf, the WGC-HSBC Champions showcases top talent playing at the very pinnacle of the sport. Held in Shanghai, it is the last of four annual World Golf Championships created by the International Federation of PGA Tours and the only WGC organized outside the United States.

World Golf Championships HSBC Champions
The Presidents Cup

THE PRESIDENTS CUP

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It is a rare motto in golf: play for the good of the team. Yet every two years, sportsmanship unites 24 players as the U.S. battles an international team. They compete with a national pride, but play for the good of the game. With camaraderie as the greatest reward of all.

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

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Steeped in prestige and international acclaim, The Players Championship is the top tournament on the PGA Tour. With 125 of the best golfers on the PGA Tour playing to win the coveted prize, competition is fierce while camaraderie remains strong. Past champions at the event include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Jack Nicklaus. They stand as testimony to the superior performance and excellence that can be expected every year on the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

The Players Championship
The Evian Championship

THE EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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Don't be fooled by its beauty. The Evian Championship, now one of the five elite tournaments that count as a Major, is a leading showcase for women’s golf. It is as challenging as it is breathtaking. The redesigned, century-old hillside course at the Evian Resort Golf Club boasts stunning views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. But equally imposing are its narrow fairways, dense rough and well-defended greens. Add the pressure of playing against the world's best female golfers, and the truth becomes clear: the most impressive thing about The Evian Championship is the sheer skill needed to tame the course.

U.S. Women's Open Championship

The U.S. Open

The U.S. Women’s Open was the first golf tournament on the women’s professional circuit. Since 1946, the world’s best players have met each year on America's most demanding courses in the hopes of winning this prestigious event, one of the LPGA’s five majors. Organized by the USGA since 1953, it is considered one of the ultimate tests of skill in the sport.

ANA Inspiration

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The newly-named ANA Inspiration is the first of the five Major championships on the LPGA Tour. Held annually at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California since its inception, the tournament is known for the winner’s victory jump into Poppie’s Pond. This legendary moment has become a hallmark tradition in women’s golf. Rolex has been Official Timekeeper of the event since the early 1980s.

The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup – a competition between the 12 best US golfers and their European counterparts – is undoubtedly the most unusual and exciting team tournament in golf. Full of history and passion, this transatlantic face-off between US and European golfers requires a keen sense of strategy and strong team spirit. Every two years, alternating between European and US soil, two continents battle for prestige and glory in front of some 250,000 spectators. As one of the world’s largest sporting events, The Ryder Cup is broadcast to 183 countries worldwide reaching more than half a billion homes each day of competition.

Rolex and the Ryder Cup

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