Staff Reporters
Sep 14, 2011

Emirates named title sponsor of Australian Open

DUBAI - Emirates Airlines has signed a deal with World Sport Group, making it the naming rights sponsor for The Australian Open over the next three years.

Emirates will be the name title sponsor of the Australian Open for the next three years
Emirates will be the name title sponsor of the Australian Open for the next three years

In additional to the Emirates Australian Open, the airline is also the official airline for 18 other golf tournaments worldwide including the Australian PGA Championship.

“Since joining as the official airline of the Australian Open in 2009, Emirates has been an integral part of the success of Golf Australia and the growth of the championship, and we look forward to the future of the event as well as the promotion of the game of golf in Australia,"  said Barry Brown, Emirates’ vice-president Australasia.

Based on the airline's strong commitment to golf, its support is a strong endorsement of the event, commented Gold Australia CEO Stephen Pitt and added that this year's lineup of players includes Tiger Woords, Geoff Ogilvy and Adam Scott. 

The 2011 Emirates Australian Open championship will be played at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 10th to 13th November.

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