Toro has been named the official Turf Maintenance Equipment & Irrigation provider for the next five series of Ryder Cup matches.
The agreement will begin at the 43rd Ryder Cup, which is due to be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin next September, following its postponement in 2020 due to the global pandemic.
As the worldwide leading manufacturer of golf course maintenance equipment and irrigation systems for more than 100 years, Toro has a deep appreciation for golf and its industry, which increasingly prioritises environmental sustainability and performance.
“To be selected as the official equipment and irrigation partner for Ryder Cup events is a tremendous honour,” said 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 & 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,” said PGA of America Chief Commercial Officer, Jeff Price. “Our symbiotic relationship will target and promote innovation at each of our Ryder Cup sites, both domestically and in Europe, for the next decade.”
Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “We are delighted to formalise 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.
“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.”