KBL named Magical Kenya Open drink partner

Monday, February 28th, 2022 22:43 | By
KBL Managing Director John Musunga tees off at the Nairobi Expressway during the unveiling of the Johnnie Walker sponsorship for the 2022 Magical Kenya Open. With him is Kenyan pro golfer Greg Snow. PD/RODGERS

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) through its premium spirits brand Johnnie Walker has secured the rights to be the tournament’s Official Alcohol Beverage Partner with a sponsorship announcement of Sh69.5 million towards the 2022 Magical Kenya Open forthcoming.

The Kenya Open, which is part of the DP World Tour, is set to take place from Thursday to Sunday this week, at the Muthaiga Golf Club.

This will be the third time that the event will be held under the auspices of the DP World Tour – formerly the European Tour.

The event that will have156 golfers from Kenya and across the world, including eight Kenyan professionals and six Kenyan amateurs, will see the players battle for a slice of the Sh226 million (USD 2 million) prize purse.

As part of the sponsorship, Johnnie Walker will provide spectators and golfers with a memorable experience at the event’s tournament village – which will feature a host of top deejays, local and international artists as well as great food and entertainment.

Speaking during the announcement at the iconic Nairobi Expressway, KBL Managing Director John Musunga stated: “As KBL, we are delighted to yet again renew our enduring partnership with the Magical Kenya Open.

 This is a great tournament that continues to play an important role in the growth and development of golf in the country. It has over the years been key to raising the profile of Kenya as a regional sporting golfing powerhouse, and sports in general. As the most premier sporting event in the region, the Championship continues to fit well within the company’s goals and objectives and we are therefore proud of this partnership.”

Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) Tournament Director Patrick Obath said: “As we innovate to grow the game of golf in Kenya, we are proud to have KBL through the Johnnie Walker brand as a partner for this year’s Magical Kenya Open that will be held at Muthaiga Golf Club. KBL has been a key and long-term partner of the tournament and they have supported us for a long time now.

“Courtesy of Johnnie Walker, we shall have an entertainment village where fans can come and enjoy themselves, and we shall also have activities within the course itself. All this is in an attempt to have the spectators come and enjoy themselves and have an experience that you won’t normally have watching golf. We, therefore, look forward to a great event.”

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