The Open Championship – Rolex and Golf
Rolex is honoured to be the Official Timekeeper of the Open Championship. Discover more about Rolex and golf on the Official Rolex Website.

THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Rolex and golf

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.

Datejust II

Datejust II

The Oyster Perpetual

The Oyster Perpetual Datejust II 41mm in Steel with a smooth bezel, silver dial and Oyster bracelet.

Royal Liverpool

The Open Championship

Royal Liverpool — or Hoylake, as it is usually known — is the second-oldest seaside links golf course in England, and was the first course in North West England to host The Open Championship. Built on the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, it retained a dual role as a horse racing venue and golf course for the first few years of its life.

PHIL MICKELSON

Rolex and golf

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.

Gary Player

Gary Player

What I've worked so hard to become is one of the best golfers in the world, full stop.

Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair. But to do what is fair, you need to know the Rules of Golf.

Gary Player

Rolex and golf

One of “The Big Three” golfers of his era, along with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, South African Gary Player – a.k.a. “The Black Knight” – won his first of nine majors in 1959 at The Open Championship,  a momentous achievement for this legendary Rolex Testimonee.

ARNOLD PALMER

1961 at Royal Birkdale

Jack Nicklaus

The Open Championship

Jack “Golden Bear” Nicklaus won The Open Championship for the first time in 1966, becoming the youngest player at age 26 to achieve a Career Grand Slam. His legendary record of 18 major wins – including two additional Open Championships in '70 and '78 – is unsurpassed.

The RULES OF GOLF

The RULES OF GOLF

R&A

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.

RULES OF GOLF AND THE RULES OF AMATEUR STATUS

RULES OF GOLF AND THE RULES OF AMATEUR STATUS

R&A