Grant Thornton – a global golf powerhouse

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Rickie Fowler poses after winning the 2015 Players Championship

Keen golf fans will likely be familiar with Grant Thornton as the major sponsor of the US$ 20mn PLAYERS Championship, the PGA tour’s annual flagship event held at the famous TPC Sawgrass course in Florida.

The organisation’s brand ambassadors include some of the hottest names in men’s and women’s golf, including the following:

Collin Morikawa – 2020 US Open & 2021 Open Championship winner

Collin Morikawa registered a tied-7th finish at the 2020 Players Championship

Cameron Champ – 3-time winner on the PGA Tour

Cameron Champ previously lead the PGA Tour’s Driving Distance stat

Rickie Fowler – 5-time winner on the PGA Tour

Rickie Fowler in a TV commercial for Grant Thornton

Nelly Korda – Olympics Gold Medallist, Women’s PGA Championship 2021 and Former World No. 1

In 2021 Nelly Korda registered four wins on the LPGA Tour and added an Olympics Gold Medal in Tokyo

Jessica Korda – 6-time winner on the LPGA Tour

The ‘elder’ Korda sister won the 2021 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions 

Danielle Kang – 2017 Women’s PGA Championship winner and 6-time winner on the LPGA Tour

Danielle Kang was awarded the 2020 LPGA Vare Trophy for Low Season Scoring Average

Mel Reid – 6-time winner on the Ladies European Tour 

Mel Reid marked her name on the LPGA Tour with her win at the 2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic

For Grant Thornton Bharat, this is their first rendezvous with professional golf in India but the organisation has been involved with the game on the amateur level. The  brand is the official scorekeeper of Delhi Golf Club League, Awadh Leagues (Lucknow), Karnataka golf league, RPGL (Kolkata), Classic Golf League and the YPO South Asia Invitational. The brand even promotes underprivileged golfers by supporting ‘The Golf Foundation’, a charitable society formed by like-minded golfers to support underprivileged amateur/junior golfers. Their vision is to build golf as an inclusive sport for all.

In April 2022, they organised a friendly golf tournament with Indian and Japanese companies to mark 70 years of Indo-Japan relations

 

 


Credits:-
Photo – Grant Thornton


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