Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Story Image The first Official BMW Ryder Cup Car is handed over by Ireland's Christy O'Connor Jnr together with Sean Green, Managing Director, BMW Group Ireland to Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Director.

BMW deliver the first Official Ryder Cup Car

BMW have delivered the first cars which will drive the European and United States Teams during The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club.

11 August 2006

BMW have delivered the first cars which will drive the European and United States Teams during The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare.

Under the terms of The Ryder Cup agreement, BMW will provide 70 cars. A fleet of 40 x 5 Series Tourings, as courtesy cars for the use of players and officials during The Ryder Cup. BMW will also supply an agreed number of BMW X5 as Event Support Vehicles to be used by staging staff and as Evacuation Vehicles in the event of inclement weather. Additionally, there will be seven 7 Series for VIPs, X5s for PGA staff and 5 Series Tourings for Ryder Cup management.

"It is a privilege for BMW Group Ireland to be associated with one of the most exciting and largest golfing events ever to be staged in Ireland" said Sean Green, Managing Director, BMW Group Ireland.

The agreement with Ryder Cup Europe LLP signifies BMW's continuing global commitment to the game of golf emphasised by their Partnership with The European Tour in the highly successful BMW Championship -- The Players' Flagship at Wentworth Club and title sponsorship of the BMW Asian Open and the BMW International Open.

BMW's association with professional golf began in 1989 when they hosted the first BMW International Open, won by Irish Ryder Cup player, David Feherty at the Golfclub M?nchen Nord-Eichenried. Today, BMW is Title Sponsor of the BMW Championship -- the Players' Flagship on The European Tour the BMW Asian Open, held for the last two years at the acclaimed Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club in Shanghai, and the BMW Italian Ladies Open, a leading event on the Ladies' European Tour.

BMW is also the Official Car of The European Tour and is strongly committed to grass roots golf through its development of the prestigious BMW Golf Cup International, which was established in 1987 and has since grown into the largest and most successful amateur event in the world, last year attracting over 100,000 entries from over 51 different countries.

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