Doosan this week announced it will once again be an official patron of this week’s British Open (known widely as The Open Championship), the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf.
The British Open is organized by The R&A, golf's governing body outside of the United States and Mexico, and is celebrating its 140th year. Doosan is one of five British Open Patrons, a group that includes Rolex, HSBC, Mercedes-Benz and Nikon. Doosan is also the first company headquartered in Korea to support the tournament.
“We are delighted to have Doosan as our Patron again this year,” said Michael Tate, director of The R&A said. “We continue to see our international audiences increasing, and I believe Doosan’s support portrays it as a truly global company.”
At last year’s British Open, Doosan held a ceremony and donated a DX55W, one of Doosan’s flagship wheeled excavators widely used at construction sites. Currently, the donated model is used to maintain all of the British Open courses, including the grounds at Royal St. George’s, this year’s venue.
A global company, Doosan specializes in the infrastructure support business, which includes thermal and nuclear power generation, construction equipment, marine diesel engines, mechanical equipment and material handling equipment.
The British Open will be seen by 180,000 golf fans at the event and broadcast to 190 countries around the world.