Following the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota last Fall, where the US regained the trophy, the global asset manager, Standard Life Investments, confirmed that it has extended its ground-breaking sponsorship of The Ryder Cup to include the 2018 contest, which will be played at Le Golf National, Paris, France, from September 28-30 2018.
Commenting on the extension, Nuala Walsh, Global Head of Marketing & Client Relations at Standard Life Investments, said: “The Ryder Cup continues to reflect and complement our commitment to fostering team spirit in order to deliver performance excellence. Following the 2016 contest at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, and our close partnership with the European Tour, we are thrilled to announce an extended commercial agreement for The 2018 Ryder Cup.”
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of The European Tour, the Managing Partner of Ryder Cup Europe, welcomed the extended partnership: “The Ryder Cup is one of the most prestigious events in sport and Standard Life Investments both share and exemplify our values of integrity and the pursuit of potential. We are delighted that they have chosen to extend their partnership with The Ryder Cup and we look forward to working together to deliver another world-class contest in Paris in 2018.”
Standard Life Investments became the first Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup in February 2013, sponsorship which included both Europe’s victory at Gleneagles in 2014 and the recent US triumph at Hazeltine National in 2016.