Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland

Official Sponsors


AIB Group is the Official Bank to The 2006 Ryder Cup. As well as providing all essential banking services and facilities required to fulfil The 2006 Ryder Cup, AIB is also a proud partner of the Ireland 2006 Ryder Cup campaign. AIB Bank is a long-term supporter of The European Tour and the Seniors Tour in Ireland.

Ballygowan is the Official Water of The 2006 Ryder Cup. Thousands of litres of Ireland's leading bottled water will be consumed during the Match at The K Club from September 22-24. Ballygowan is pure Irish water drawn from a natural underground source in Newcastle West, in the Midwest region of Ireland. Producing over 73 million bottles per year, Ballygowan will supply all the water used by both Teams on the course and in the respective Team Rooms, as well as looking after all of the public and private catering areas around The K Club itself. Cantrell and Cochrane (C&C Group), the parent company of Ballygowan, is the supplier of soft drinks to The Ryder Cup.

BMW is the Official Car to The 2006 Ryder Cup. Since 1985, BMW has promoted amateur and professional golf tournaments, taking into account the growing significance of golf for its customer base. The leading premium car manufacturer has been an important partner of The European Tour since the BMW International Open was launched in 1989. BMW and The European Tour further extended their already strong partnership last year in the BMW Championship. This highly significant development for European golf meant that BMW became a partner of three tournaments on The European Tour International Schedule, namely the BMW Championship, the BMW Asian Open and the BMW International Open in addition to being Official Car of The European Tour.

Bord Bia is an Official Sponsor of The 2006 Ryder Cup. Bord Bia promotes Irish food, drink and horticulture globally under the banner "Ireland - The Food Island". Bord Bia and Irish food and drink suppliers are working with the private and public catering suppliers to The 2006 Ryder Cup to maximize the experience with the best in Irish food and beverage. Bord Bia is also a proud partner of The Ireland 2006 Ryder Cup campaign.

Budweiser is the Official Beer of The 2006 Ryder Cup. The world's leading beer brand will provide a full range of drinks products and services to The Ryder Cup including a full presence and involvement in the public and privately catered bars on site at The K Club. Budweiser was a sponsor of The 2002 Ryder Cup and is a long-term supporter of golf worldwide, including the Smurfit European Open and Nissan Irish Open tournaments held annually in Ireland on The European Tour.

Byrom Plc is an Official Sponsor of The 2006 Ryder Cup. Byrom Plc also acts as the Official Travel Service Consultant to The Ryder Cup in respect of travel, accommodation and integrated tickets packages to The 2006 Ryder Cup. For further information please visit the Ryder Cup Travel Services website www.rcts.co.uk

Club Car Inc. is the Official Golf Car to The 2006 Ryder Cup. Club Car will provide all the golf cars and golf utility vehicles required for the successful staging of The Ryder Cup, a commitment which the company also makes for The PGA of America in respect of "away" matches in the USA. Club Car is also a sponsor of The European Tour, supplying vehicles to the Tour's rules, staging and television divisions.

Pfizer Inc, founded in 1849, is dedicated to better health and greater access to healthcare for people and their valued animals. Our purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our route to that purpose is through discovering and developing breakthrough medicines; providing information on prevention, wellness and treatment; consistent high-quality manufacturing of medicines and consumer products; and global leadership in corporate responsibility. Every day we help 38 million patients, employ more than 115,000 colleagues, utilize the skills of more than 12,000 medical researchers, and work in partnership with governments, individuals, and other payers for healthcare to treat and prevent illnesses - adding both years to life and life to years.

Unisys is the Official Scoring sponsor of The 2006 Ryder Cup. Unisys is also the Official Sponsor of The European Tour's scoring service, supplying the majority of Tour events and, in 2006, is an official sponsor at ten events on The European Tour International Schedule and an Official Web Sponsor of The European Tour's Website, www.europeantour.com. Unisys first became involved with The Tour in 1995 and has gone on to become one of its most important strategic partners, playing a pivotal role in the on-going technical development of The European Tour's Official Website and related IT infrastructure.

Waterford Crystal is the Official Crystal of The 2006 Ryder Cup. As well as creating their official Ryder Cup Commemorative Crystal Collection to reflect the prestige and status of the most coveted trophy in golf, Waterford Crystal is also a proud partner of The Ireland 2006 Ryder Cup campaign. Waterford Crystal is a long-term Sponsor and supporter of The European Tour and European Tour events.

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