Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States: Toro, a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, has been named the official Turf Maintenance Equipment & Irrigation provider for the Ryder Cup through 2029.
The agreement will begin in earnest with the 43rd Ryder Cup, which will be played from September 21-26, 2021, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
A worldwide leading manufacturer of golf course maintenance equipment and irrigation systems for more than 100 years, Toro has a deep appreciation for golf and its industry, which increasingly prioritises environmental sustainability and performance.
“To be selected as the official equipment and irrigation partner for Ryder Cup events is a tremendous honour,” said Rick Olson, Chairman and CEO of Toro, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to support golf’s pre-eminent biennial team event, which promotes winning on behalf of team and country.”
Beyond Whistling Straits, the agreement covers four additional Ryder Cups this decade – 2023 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy; 2025 at Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, New York; 2027 at Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland; and 2029 at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota.
“We’re elated to partner with Toro and to tap into an industry leader who views precision not as an ideal, but a norm,” said Jeff Price, Chief Commercial Officer at the PGA of America, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “Our symbiotic relationship will target and promote innovation at each of our Ryder Cup sites, both domestically and in Europe, for the next decade.”
Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “We are delighted to formalise this agreement with Toro who have been tremendous supporters of both the European Tour and The Ryder Cup on European soil on many occasions, including the memorable contests at The K Club, Celtic Manor and Gleneagles.
“Their level of support and standard of equipment is second to none and we look forward to continuing the relationship across what I am sure will be another decade of memorable Ryder Cup action.”