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Nikon claims number ONE at the BMW PGA Championship

10.42am 31st May 2013 - Corporate

Ian Poulter and his caddy Terry Mundy
Ian Poulter and his caddy Terry Mundy

Nikon is delighted to announce it was the number one rangefinder at the BMW PGA Championship amongst players and caddies combined.

The official count was conducted by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC ahead of the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, eventually won by Italy’s Matteo Manassero.

The majority of the players and their caddies at the BMW PGA Championship were using the same 1000AS rangefinder that is used by the European Tour Caddies Association official yardage book supplier, Dion Stevens.

This exciting announcement follows hot on the heels of Nikon signing notable deals with global golfing superstar, Ian Poulter, to become a global ambassador for Nikon.

The BMW PGA Championship also marked the week that Nikon finalised a two-year deal with the European Tour Caddies Association to become the official laser rangefinder provider.

Tim Hunnable, Commercial Manager Nikon UK Sports Optics, said: “There’s no higher acclaim than that of the tour professionals and their caddies. To be used by more caddies and players than any of our competitors, at the biggest tournament on the European Tour is a fantastic achievement.

“This result gives us a huge amount of satisfaction and proves our products are unparalleled at the highest levels.”

Nikon is an official Patron of The Open Championship, recently extending this deal to run until 2018, and an Official Supplier to Foremost Golf and The TGI Partnership

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