FedEx chips in as Official Supplier to The Ryder Cup

FedEx chips in as Official Supplier to The Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Europe has announced that FedEx is to be an Official Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup.  This year, the biennial event is being held at Gleneagles, Scotland, on 23rd-28th September, with the competitive matches taking place on the final three days.

FedEx has a long standing history of sponsoring golf tournaments on the USA PGA Tour, however, this is the first time the company has supported The Ryder Cup.  It will play a key role in the distribution of ticketing and hospitality inventory to all accredited guests and ticketholders for golf’s most prestigious team event.

In addition to shipping equipment to and from the venue, FedEx will also deliver an on-site shipping service in The Ryder Cup Tented Village, allowing spectators to forward their purchases from the event around the world.

Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Europe Director said: “We are delighted to join with FedEx, who is committed to the game of golf and to delivering the highest level of service to spectators.

“FedEx is a world leader in express delivery with its extraordinary transportation infrastructure, and coupled with its expertise and experience at golf events, will be invaluable to The 2014 Ryder Cup.  FedEx’s commitment to the event further illustrates the global appeal of The Ryder Cup and its unique position within the world of sport and golf in particular.”

Trevor Hoyle, vice president, FedEx Express UK & Ireland, added: "FedEx is proud to combine our long and successful association with professional golf with our global transportation network during The 2014 Ryder Cup.  We are delighted to bring our expertise to this event by transporting everything from players' kit and equipment to Gleneagles, to patrons' souvenirs back to their homes all over the world."