RBS Photographic Exhibition on display at St Andrews to celebrate 150 years of The Open
July 2010 - The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Patron of the Open Championship, is celebrating 150 years of the tournament this year by holding an exhibition of photography at next’s week Open Championship at St Andrews.
RBS has joined forces with Getty Images, St Andrews University and the R&A Archives to create ‘Celebrating 150 years of The Open Championship’ - an exclusive photographic exhibition which brings together some of the sport’s most exciting and memorable moments celebrating The Open over the past 150 years. The photography will help bring golf fans closer to a selection of the iconic images that have shaped the most prestigious golf tournament since it was first played at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860.
The exhibition features archive imagery dating back to the 1800s showing Open Champions Willie Park Sr and Young Tom Morris, iconic shots throughout the 1900s and 2000s as well as capturing previous great winners of The Open at St Andrews including Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus and in more recent times, Tiger Woods following his emotional victory in 2006 just months after the death of his father Earl.
The exhibition will be unveiled at the on-course RBS branch at next week’s Open Championship and will be free for all to enjoy from 09.00 – 18.00 every day of the tournament starting from Monday 12th July 2010. ‘Celebrating 150 years of The Open Championship’ will also be available for golf fans and RBS customers to view online at www.rbs.co.uk/golf.
Suzanne Williamson, Sponsorship Manager for RBS, said,
“All great sporting events are defined and remembered by the images that make those moments live forever. This photographic exhibition is our own celebration of RBS’s long association with golf and we are particularly proud to be part of The Open anniversary celebrations this year. We hope golf fans from around the world will enjoy their visual journey at St Andrews next week, taking them through the last 150 years of golfing history”.