Rolex tees-off with field of elite golfers for US Open

An elite field of golfers from around the world will gather at one of the United States’ most iconic venues alongside Rolex.

The sporting icons and Rolex Testimonees are set to tee-off at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York, to contest the 118th edition of the US Open, which Rolex has been Official Timekeeper of since 1980.

Rolex has forged a strong relationship with the sport, having been involved in golfing events for the last 50 years. Through partnerships with organizations responsible for advancing the game, including the United States Golf Association (USGA), which conducts the US Open, Rolex claims to have become linked with the many facets of golf.

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The Swiss watch manufacturer’s continuing support is highlighted by its recent 10-year partnership extension with the USGA. The agreement ensures Rolex will remain the Official Timekeeper of the US Open until at least 2028.

“Throughout our long-term partnership, Rolex has been instrumental in supporting our mission and the game of golf, not only at every US Open since 1980, but at every level of the game, from our amateur championships to the rules of golf,” said the CEO of USGA, Mike Davis.

“Our recent 10-year extension highlights their ongoing commitment to our sport. For more than 50 years Rolex has supported the game’s greatest players and been present for some of the most iconic moments in US Open history.”

The event has brought remarkable success for several Rolex Testimonees, including Jack Nicklaus, who is one of only four men to raise the trophy on four occasions (1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980).

The sporting event will run from June 11 to 17.

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