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British Airways sponsors Mardan Mamat

Travel News Asia 1 July 2005

British Airways has signed a sponsorship agreement with Mardan Mamat, Singapores top golfer. The airline will be flying Mardan and his entourage to The Open Championship, where he will be pitting his skills against the best golfers in the world.

To be held from 14 17 July, this annual event has attracted over 150 professional players from all over the world to compete this year. Having started way back in 1860, the tournament is the worlds oldest and one of the most prestigious golf championships. It will be held at The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland, fondly known as the Home of Golf. Arguably one of more challenging courses, especially if the wind blows, fans can look forward to a week of exciting action from top names such as Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els. 

Mardan is the only Singaporean golfer competing in this years tournament, having performed outstandingly in the qualifying event. He previously made history by becoming the first Singaporean to qualify for the British Open back in 1997.

Steve Limbrick, Regional General Manager for British Airways South East Asia, said, British Airways is proud to support local professional athletes like Mardan. We are pleased to offer him our premium services in Club World and are confident that we can deliver him in his top form, refreshed and ready to meet the grueling challenges of the British Open.

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