Hilton, Official Hotel Supplier to The European Tour
After another year of our European Tour partnership, we look back on what has been a successful year.
With tournament partnerships at four of The European Tour's most prestigious events - BMW PGA Championship, BMW International Open, Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and KLM Open, we were able to meet and engage with golf fans from across Europe to let them know exactly what Hilton can offer for them! In a year that introduced new prizes for our European Tour Golfer of the Month winners from April - September, with a trip to Dubai for the Hilton Golf Championship Grand Final, we look forward to continuing along these lines in 2018, by offering bigger and better prizes! Congratulations also go to Chris Paisley who has been named as January's Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month for the first time, and will receive an upgrade to Hilton Honors Diamond Elite status.
2017 Tournament Victories
BMW SA Open
Earned his maiden European Tour title at the BMW SA Open Championship Proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, with his wife Kerrie on the bag as caddie for the first time. Came through the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2012, lost his card a year later but regained his playing privileges at the European Tour Qualifying School at the end of 2014.
Hilton Golf Ambassadors
Having grown up in Bristol, England, Chris Wood first burst onto the scene as an amateur at the 2008 Open Championship with a T5 finish. Since then he has gone on to win three European Tour events including the 2016 BMW PGA Championship which lead to a debut Ryder Cup appearance later that year at Hazeltine.
Born and raised in Wales, Jamie Donaldson won three times on the Challenge Tour before making his European Tour breakthrough at the 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Since then he's he three wins on the European Tour and will forever be remembered as the man who claimed the winning point in Europe’s victory in The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014, sealing the all-important point with a pin-point wedge that was voted Shot of the Year.
Aged 16, Matteo Manassero became the youngest winner of the Amateur Championship in 2009 before taking the silver medal for low amateur in the 2009 Open Championship. He turned professional in 2010 and became the youngest winner in European Tour history with victory in the 2010 Castello Masters at 17 years and 188 days. He went on to win four titles by 20, including the 2013 BMW PGA Championship.
After finishing 2nd in The Challenge Tour rankings in 2016, thanks to three victories including the Made in Denmark Challenge and NBO Golf Classic Grand Final, Bernd Ritthammer has since embarked on his second full European Tour season.
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