The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, has been named the official turf maintenance equipment and irrigation provider for the Ryder Cup through 2029.
The agreement will begin with the 43rd Ryder Cup, which will be played Sept. 21-26, 2021, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
“To be selected as the official equipment and irrigation partner for Ryder Cup events is a tremendous honor,” says Rick Olson, Toro chairman and CEO. “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/Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy; 2025/Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, New York; 2027/Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland; and 2029/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,” says Jeff Price, PGA of America chief commercial officer. “Our symbiotic relationship will target and promote innovation at each of our Ryder Cup sites, both domestically and in Europe, for the next decade.”
“We are delighted to formalize 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,” says Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup director. “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.”