MasterCard Reaches Deal With R&A To Sponsor British Open
MasterCard, already a corporate partner with the PGA and European Tours, is becoming a patron sponsor of the British Open. MasterCard and the Open Championship are expected to make an announcement today. MasterCard joins Doosan, HSBC, Mercedes-Benz, Nikon and Rolex as the British Open’s patron sponsors. The deal resumes a long association between the credit card company and the R&A – MasterCard previously held the presenting sponsorship of the Senior British Open from '00-04 and then from '08-10.