The Masters lands Delta deal

US airline becomes international partner of major golf tournament.

The Masters lands Delta deal

Delta Airlines has been announced as an international partner of the Masters Tournament, one of golf’s four major championships staged annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Starting in 2018, the US carrier will join logistics company UPS and luxury watchmaker Rolex in this category. AT&T, IBM and Mercedes-Benz remain the event’s global sponsors.

The deal was announced by Billy Payne, the outgoing chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, and Fred Ridley, who is due to assume the role on 16th October.

“The business relationships we cultivate assist in our efforts to meet the unique and high expectations of quality established by our founders many decades ago,” said Payne. “Delta Airlines is a welcome addition to our family of partners, and I know their enthusiasm for the tournament - not to mention their own standards of excellence - will greatly enhance the Masters.”

The 2018 Masters Tournament is scheduled to take place between 5th and 8th April. This year’s edition was won by Spain’s Sergio Garcia, who defeated Britain’s Justin Rose in a play-off to secure his first major crown.