Emirates is the title sponsor of the Emirates Australian Open, one of the principal annual golf events on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and also the OneAsia Tour since its formation in 2009. The Emirates Australian Open has been played annually since 1904 and takes place towards the end of each calendar year. The 2013 tournament will see the even staged at the Royal Sydney Golf Club with Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Jason Day and Aaron Baddeley just some of the top players crowds can look forward to seeing in action.
In recent years the winner’s podium has been dominated by home golfers, but prior to their grip on the Stonehaven Cup, it had been won by some of the biggest names in golf. These include Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Brad Faxon and Lee Westwood, with the latter being the only European golfer to have won The Emirates Australian Open.
The 2012 Emirates Australian Open saw the continued dominance of the Australian golfers, with Peter Senior battling strong winds to take his second Emirates Australian Open title, 23 years after his first victory at Kingston Heath in 1989.
Emirates also sponsors the BMW International Open, the DP World Tour Championship, Alstom Open de France, Maybank Malaysian Open, Lyoness Open, the Irish Open, Ballantine’s Championship, the WGC HSBC Champions, the Hong Kong Open, the Boeing Classic , the Thailand Open and the Australian PGA Championship.