Pundit Arena announced today, Tuesday, it has secured a partnership with The 148th Open which will take place at Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2019.
The partnership will see the innovative Irish sports media house create a variety of content in the build-up to The R&A’s flagship tournament, while also hosting a hub of Open content.
An unprecedented demand from fans for tickets to The 148th Open at Royal Portrush has already led to the fastest-selling opening day of ticket sales in the history of the Championship. An estimated 190,000 spectators are expected to attend The 148th Open.
Pundit Arena continues to establish itself as a premium sports media house in Ireland, with experience in written content, video production and broadcasting, aligning itself with the biggest brands in sport.
Pundit Arena Co-Founder and Head Of Content, Richard Barrett, spoke about the partnership: “Partnering with The Open ahead of what will be the first sell out Open in its history is both a proud and exciting moment. The Open sits on the Mount Rushmore of global sports events, and we’re excited to play our own small part in making The 148th edition an unforgettable one.
“I’ve been to The Open in the past and it’s unlike any other sporting event. Portrush is a spectacular venue and it will be a great moment for the island of Ireland.”
Matt Steerman, Pundit Arena Head of Commercial, added: “Being able to work closely with The Open on the promotion of The 148th Championship for 2019 provides an exciting opportunity to continue to expand the way we deliver golf coverage to our readers.
“You can look forward to a mix of unique content across our channels over the next twelve months that will deliver innovative media solutions that will target not only the hardcore golf fan but also the casual weekend warrior.”
About The Open
The 148th Open will be played at Royal Portrush from 14-21 July 2019.
The Open is golf’s oldest championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sports most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by
millions of fans.
Staged by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.
About Pundit Arena
Pundit Arena is one of Ireland’s fastest-growing sports media houses. Founded in late 2013 by Richard Barrett and Ross O’Dwyer, the company has established itself as a major player in the Irish sporting landscape. The company has previously broadcast international rugby and GAA, among other sports and is backed by some of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs.