• "It is an honour to forge a partnership with such an iconic malt"
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JUSTIN ROSE | GLENMORANGIE
As he prepares his latest major championship tilt, former US Open champion Justin Rose has announced a new partnership with Glenmorangie.
Rose, 35, has been named as a new ambassador for the leading whisky brand and will feature as the face of its ‘Spirit of The Open’ campaign, appearing in a series of promotional films.
“It is an honour to forge a partnership with such an iconic malt whisky,” said the world No.7, who is gearing up to make his 11th Masters appearance at Augusta National this week. “I am excited to be part of Glenmorangie’s plans to celebrate The Open Championship and what it stands for. Glenmorangie is a whisky I enjoy and I have an appreciation of the history, traditions and years of experience and dedication that have gone into crafting its unique flavour and finish”.
It was at the Open Championship in 1998 that Rose shot to prominence, finishing in a tie for fourth as an amateur at Royal Birkdale. He subsequently turned professional and has gone on to win seven times on the PGA Tour, including the US Open at Merion in 2013. That victory ended a winless drought in the majors for English golfers stretching back to Sir Nick Faldo’s Masters triumph in 1996.
"Justin Rose has inextricable links with The Open Championship"
Welcoming Rose, Marc Hoellinger, president and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company, said: “We are delighted to introduce Justin Rose as an ambassador for Glenmorangie, The Spirit of The Open.
“Justin has inextricable links with The Open Championship, an event we have proudly partnered with for a number of years. A proven winner, Justin leaves no stone unturned in his quest to be the best. At Glenmorangie, it is a belief in being unnecessarily well made that drives the creation of our award winning whisky.
“There are a great deal of similarities in both our approaches and what we are trying to do in our respective fields.”
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