Rolex and golf
Located on the western coast of Scotland, Royal Troon was founded in 1878 and The Open was first staged there in 1923. It is home to both the longest and shortest holes in Open Championship golf and is considered one of the top courses in the world. Royal Troon’s typical windswept links is providing a true test of golfing skill and ability for the ninth time in the championship’s history.
The Oyster Perpetual
In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.
Jason Day has scaled the ranks of golfing talent, and now stands as one of the favorites to win the 2016 Open at Royal Troon. In February 2014, the Australian won his first World Golf Championship title, and followed up in 2015 with his first victory in a Major at the PGA Championship. He is the current World Number 1 in the Official World Golf ranking, Day has proved that he has what it takes to be among golf’s greats.
The year 2015 was a defining one for Jordan Spieth as he made history, at the age of 22, as the second youngest player to win two consecutive Majors. More top-level finishes crowned a season that heralded the making of a golf legend. Spieth now stands as one of the front-runners in the game’s ultimate challenge, The 2016 Open at Royal Troon. A true champion, Spieth is ready to make history yet again.
Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus won his first Open in 1966 in Muirfield, Scotland. He went on to win two more Claret Jugs at the Old Course in St. Andrews, writing himself into the history of a championship that inspired him to new heights. A master of golf’s majors, Nicklaus is one of the greatest golfers of all times, holding the record for most Majors won in golf history with 18 victories.
Phil Mickelson’s 2013 Open victory marked the pinnacle of an already brilliant golfing career. “It’s a special moment to be part of the great history of this championship, and a tremendous accomplishment for me and my career to win the event that has been my biggest challenge, and finally capture the Claret Jug,” said Mickelson after his victory. With five Major championships titles, the US golfer is one of the top contenders for The 2016 Open at Royal Troon.