The first European Tour event to be held in Korea, the Ballantine’s Championship has established itself as an important event on world golf’s calendar since its inauguration in 2008.
As Official Airline of the Ballantine’s Championship, Emirates plays a key role in the tournament’s success and has previously hosted a number of events including Pro Am tournaments and longest-drive competition. Throughout the Ballantine’s Championship, Emirates also provides its renowned hospitality, inviting a number of high profile partners from the Korean travel industry and selected media guests.
The 2013 Ballantine’s Championship at Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon was won by Australia’s Brett Rumford overcame a late wobble to win the Ballantine’s Championship after a play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford.
Emirates also sponsors the BMW International Open, the DP World Tour Championship, Alstom Open de France, Maybank Malaysian Open, Lyoness Open, the Irish Open, the WGC HSBC Champions, the Hong Kong Open, the Boeing Classic , the Thailand Open, the Emirates Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.