Dubai-based logistics company DP World, known as the titles sponsors of the European Tour, has entered into a significant partnership as a Worldwide Partner of the Ryder Cup. The eagerly awaited 2023 Ryder Cup, a prestigious golf event held at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy from September 25 to October 1, will benefit from DP World’s industry-leading logistics capabilities.
The Ryder Cup, established in 1927, showcases a thrilling competition between Team USA and Europe, attracting millions of sports fans worldwide. As a complex logistical endeavor involving numerous partners and contractors, DP World’s expertise in smart logistics will seamlessly connect with the passion and precision of golf to deliver a world-class event.
This new alliance further solidifies DP World’s close ties with the sports sector, building on its role as Title Partner of the European Tour group’s main Tour since 2022 and the tournament Title Partner of the prestigious DP World Tour Championship in Dubai’s Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates since 2009.
Daniel van Otterdijk, Chief Communications Officer at DP World, expressed the company’s commitment to supporting global sports growth and reaching new audiences through intelligent logistic solutions. The Ryder Cup, renowned as one of the world’s greatest sporting events, provides an ideal platform for DP World to showcase its global logistics network, offering faster, smarter, and more sustainable delivery solutions to event partners and contractors.
Guy Kinnings, Ryder Cup Director, welcomed DP World into the commercial family, recognizing the Ryder Cup’s role in connecting people worldwide. The partnership not only advances DP World’s commercial and brand objectives but also enhances the event’s logistics with their expertise.
Jeff Price, Chief Commercial Officer at PGA of America, praised DP World’s dedication to innovation and excellence, aligning perfectly with the Ryder Cup’s ethos.
With a vast interconnected network spanning 75 countries and facilitating 10 percent of global trade, DP World is strategically positioned to elevate the Ryder Cup and golf’s efficiency as a global sport. The partnership offers DP World a global platform to engage with customers, prospects, and stakeholders through digital and experiential initiatives. Fans will witness DP World’s ‘second life’ golf ball container in the Ryder Cup fan village, encouraging them to donate unused golf balls for grassroots golf projects worldwide.
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