Alstom renews Open de France sponsorship

July 6, 2010

Alstom, the power generation specialist, has renewed its deal as title sponsor of the French Open golf tournament for another four years.

Alstom has backed the competition since 2006, and this year’s event saw Miguel Angel Jiménez claim the title on Sunday.

The new deal was agreed between Alstom, the Francaise Federation de Golf (FFG) and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), which organises the event.

Chief executive of the European Tour, George O’Grady, said: “This is a tribute to the partnership between the FFG, ASO and Alstom and a significant development for the oldest continental Open.

“We congratulate Patrick Kon (president director general of Alstom) for his vision and leadership in these tough economic times in supporting the FFG’s determination to develop the game in France.”