MasterCard Worldwide is proud to be a Patron and the Official Card of The Open Championship. With a history of over 15 years’ association with golf sponsorship, this partnership enables MasterCard to build on its sporting heritage and create compelling opportunities designed to drive shareholder value, build business for customer financial institutions and provide unique priceless experiences for MasterCard cardholders.
The partnership with The Open Championship complements MasterCard’s existing stable of sports, lifestyle and entertainment sponsorships as well as relationships with Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Camilo Villegas, Boo Weekley, Brandt Snedeker, and five-times Open Championship winner and golfing legend, Tom Watson.
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