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The Ryder Cup


Rolex has been at the heart of golf for more than 50 years, and its involvement with the Ryder Cup since 1995 has been a crucial part of the Swiss watchmaker’s alliance with the sport. Rolex will sponsor the 2018 edition of the event which will be held at Le Golf National, close to Paris.

The trophy

Rolex and The Ryder Cup

Which nation plays the best golf? That was the question that sparked a friendly match between British and American golfers some 90 years ago. Present that day, businessman Samuel Ryder was so enthralled with the event that he decided to deliver a trophy for a regular competition. In 1927, the two teams reunited in Massachusetts to contest the inaugural competition. The rest is history. One of golf’s most coveted prizes, The Ryder Cup enshrines the traditional values of excellence and fair play that are the essence of the sport.

The Ryder Cup trophy

Le Golf National

Rolex and the Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played on European soil, close to Paris, where the clocks at Le Golf National’s Albatros course will serve as a reminder of Rolex’s long-standing commitment to the development of the game at every level.

Le Golf National’s Albatros course
American and European flags

Team spirit

Rolex and The Ryder Cup

There is no financial gain at The Ryder Cup. Rather, the premier golfers from Europe and the United States compete for pride, respect and team glory. Setting individual rivalries aside, teammates pool their skills to determine which side of the Atlantic will take the honours in this esteemed competition that is contested every two years.

Two teammates on the golf course
A golfer and the Ryder Cup crowd

An event beyond compare

Rolex and The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is arguably the most exciting team event in golf. Contested biennially by the best golfers from Europe and the United States, each edition attracts upwards of 200,000 spectators on course and millions of television viewers worldwide. Competition is always intense over the three days of competition from Friday to Sunday, raising the passions of players and fans alike as the drama unfolds.

The Ryder Cup spectators
A player raising the Ryder Cup trophy to the sky