Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, today announced that it will be the official carrier of The 2004 Barclays Scottish Open, played at the majestic Loch Lomond Golf Club, Glasgow, Scotland, from 8th-11th July 2004.The Barclays Scottish Open is a prestigious tournament on The European Tour featuring many of the world’s leading players. Current US Masters Tournament winners Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, who finished as runners-up at Augusta National, have already committed.
Els, the current leader of the Volvo Order of Merit and European Number One last season, will defend the title which he won for a second time in 2003.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates Executive Vice President Commercial Operations Worldwide, said: “We have recently launched new services from Glasgow. We see our partnership with The Barclays Scottish Open as an ideal opportunity both to underline our presence in Scotland and to support a high quality locally-based international event.
“The tournament promises to be a great success and we are looking forward to working closely with The European Tour and Loch Lomond Golf Club.”
Keith Williams, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond Golf Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome Emirates as an official tournament partner. The airline’s investment in The Barclays Scottish Open combined with its excellent reputation for quality and fine service, will enhance the international standing of what is becoming a truly world-class event.”