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Tennent's NI announced as Northern Ireland Open main sponsor

By Jonathan Bradley

With Ulster's world number one Rory McIlroy on his way back to full fitness, more good news on the local golf scene with Tennent's NI announced as a main sponsor of the Northern Ireland Open.

The Tennent's NI deal is a massive boost for the event at Galgorm Castle from August 6 to 9 in association with SPHERE Global and Ulster Bank.

The NI Open is the only international golf tournament played annually here, and features some of the best known and most respected players on the European circuit.

As the profile of golf soars higher than ever before, organisers are predicting that 2015 could exceed last year's record-breaking attendance of 34,000.

Looking forward to teeing off the relationship, Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent's NI, said: "Our world class portfolio of market-leading brands is a perfect match with the world-class golf on offer at the NI Open and we are delighted to partner with the great team staging this fantastic event.

"We're all looking forward to an amazing demonstration of world-class golf played in a world-class location."

Welcoming Tennent's NI on board, Ross Oliver, Event Manager of the NI Open, said: "Tennent's NI joins an 'A' list of corporate supporters whose support is essential to our success.

"It is thanks to their investment that we are able to stage an event of international calibre featuring big names like Michael Hoey, Damien McGrane, Simon Thornton and Peter Lawrie."

The public are invited to register online at www.niopen.co.uk for free admission tickets.

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