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OMEGA’s Passion for Golf on Full Display at the 2019 PGA Championship
NEW YORK, NY. – (May 19, 2019) OMEGA, Official Patron of the PGA of America, has concluded its week-long program and on-site activation at the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park, Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship by two strokes with an overall score of 63-65-70-74 = 272 (-8) for his fourth Major Championship victory.
OMEGA concludes its week-long activation on-site at the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park, Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y.
To kick off Championship week, OMEGA ambassadors Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy debuted short films celebrating OMEGA’s long-standing relationship with NASA and the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969.
On Wednesday, OMEGA hosted its third-annual OMEGA Golf Trophy Finals at Nassau Country Club where 30 guests from around the country enjoyed a competitive round of golf. At the OMEGA Golf Trophy awards dinner later that evening, the top three finishing teams were presented awards with the championship-winning threesome receiving the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch.
On-site at the PGA Championship and continuing the 50th anniversary celebration, OMEGA provided spectators with an interactive photo opportunity at the entrance of The PGA Shops featuring astronauts in gold spacesuits. Patrons were also encouraged to take photos on a lunar rover located in the middle of OMEGA’s on-site boutique.
The OMEGA on-site boutique inside The PGA Shops provided fans with a chance to try on and purchase OMEGA products.
“We’re very privileged to be an Official Patron of the PGA of America at this prestigious Major Championship,” President and CEO of OMEGA, Raynald Aeschlimann commented. “This year, we’ve experienced wonderful hospitality at both Bethpage State Park and in New York City. Our guests were treated to exemplary golf and we at OMEGA congratulate all of the competitors and look forward to seeing them again in San Francisco next May.”
McIlroy, an OMEGA Ambassador since 2013, won the 2012 PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, S.C. and the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Ky. Garcia, an OMEGA Ambassador since 2003, finished second at the 1999 PGA Championship and has recorded numerous professional wins including The Masters in 2017. Fleetwood is in his second year as an OMEGA Ambassador and has quickly become a fan favorite on the golf course.
ABOUT THE OMEGA-PGA OF AMERICA PARTNERSHIP
OMEGA has been the PGA of America’s Official Patron and Official Timekeeper since 2011: further proof of the brand’s commitment to the growth of golf, both globally and across the United States. The PGA of America is the world’s largest sports organization, comprised of nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals. Through this constructive partnership, OMEGA has established and maintains close ties with experts who work daily to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.
The 2019 PGA Championship winner was presented with an OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial 42mm by PGA of America President Suzy Whaley after his victory at Bethpage State Park, Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y.
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