The tournament, which will feature a host of former Ryder Cup stars and Major champions including Darren Clarke, Robert Karlsson, Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood and Paul Lawrie, will mark the biggest professional sporting event ever held in Oman and its inauguration has only been possible thanks to the support of some prestigious sponsors.
In addition to title sponsor, National Bank of Oman, the world-class event is being supported by Platinum Sponsors Occidental of Oman and Al Tasnim as well as Hole Sponsor CCED. Rolex as official timekeeper, Omantel as official communication partner and Wicked Tents as the official supplier contribute substantially through their expertise and product support. In the Silver category are Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP).
Further support for the event is provided by Oman Gas Company, Sohar Aluminium, Zahara Tours, Oman LNG LLC and Petrogas Rima. BMW as official vehicle partner, Europcar as official rental car partner, Tanuf as official water supplier, Titleist as official ball supplier and the official hotel Crowne Plaza Oman Convention & Exhibition Center round up a great sponsor family for the event.
“At Occidental of Oman, we invest in sustainable development in the communities in which we operate,” said Occidental Oman’s President and General Manager Steve Kelly. “We are proud to sponsor the first European Tour golf event in Oman as this is a great opportunity to support economic diversification in the Sultanate.”
Nick Tarratt, Director European Tour International, said: “The hosting of such a high-profile event, which will be covered internationally by television broadcasting of over 1,200 hours of live and delayed coverage to a global home reach in excess of 400 million homes, is only achievable with investment from sponsors. The business community in Oman has recognised the significance of the inaugural NBO Oman Open and their support has been invaluable in bringing the event to the Sultanate.”
Other supporters of the NBO Oman Open include BMW (Official Car Partner), Crowne Plaza Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (Official Hotel Partner), Europcar (Official Rental Car Partner), Petrogas Rima (Supporting Partner) and Titleist (Official Ball).