Jumeirah and Rory McIlroy end sponsorship deal

Jumeirah's sponsorship of world's number one golfer started in 2007

Rory McIlroy tees off Burj Al Arab helipad
Rory McIlroy tees off Burj Al Arab helipad

Jumeirah Group and the management company of golfer Rory McIlroy have jointly agreed to bring a sponsorship agreement which started in September 2007 to a close.

Jumeirah Group’s sponsorship of Rory McIlroy began when the golfer launched his professional career at the age of 18.

Since then, the Ulsterman has risen to become the world’s number one golfer. In the same period, Jumeirah has doubled the number of hotels it operates around the world.

“We are extremely proud of Rory’s rise to the number one spot with Jumeirah as his principal sponsor since he turned professional. We are delighted with his consistent support of Jumeirah hotels & resorts around the world,” said Jumeirah Group president and CEO Gerald Lawless.

Rory McIlroy commented: “Jumeirah became my first corporate sponsor when I turned professional back in 2007, and I would like to thank everyone at the company for their support in helping me become the player I am today.

‘I have enjoyed five very exciting and successful years with Jumeirah and will always have great memories of my time with the company. Celebrating my first professional win at the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic with the Jumeirah team was a particular highlight," he added.


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