MasterCard Drives Passions for Golf with Announcement of Sir Nick Faldo as Newest Sponsorship Ambassador

  MasterCard Drives Passions for Golf with Announcement of Sir Nick Faldo as
  Newest Sponsorship Ambassador

 Golf Sponsorship Strategy Matches the Pros with Fans to Create One-Of-A-Kind
                            Priceless Experiences

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Business Wire

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- July 18, 2013

As part of a commitment to expanding its connection to cardholders with a
passion for golf, MasterCard announces its newest ambassador, Sir Nick Faldo,
golf legend and winner of six major championships -- three Open Championships
and three Masters -- and more than 40 tournament victories. The newly minted
relationship will add to the company’s roster of seven world-class golf
ambassadors including Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Camilo Villegas, Boo
Weekley, Brandt Snedeker, Harris English and five-time Open Championship
winner and golfing legend, Tom Watson. The announcement is being made at The
Open Championship today in the United Kingdom.

Sir Nick Faldo, MasterCard's newest sponsorship ambassador, at The Open
Championship. (Photo: Busine ...

Sir Nick Faldo, MasterCard's newest sponsorship ambassador, at The Open
Championship. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Connecting people with their passions while delivering surprise and delight
experiences is the essence of what Priceless is all about,” said Alfredo
Gangotena, Chief Marketing Officer, MasterCard Worldwide. “Golf continues to
be a passion for our cardholders and the addition of Sir Nick Faldo to the
roster of brand ambassadors represents a crown jewel in our campaign.”

MasterCard’s sponsorship of golfing properties at a global level includes the
Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, the PGA TOUR, the
Champions Tour and The Open Championship.

Whether attending these tournaments in person or following online, MasterCard
offers cardholders unique experiences including:

  *Insights from world class golf legends (MasterCard Legends, Academy Open
    Championship, Twitter and Facebook Q&A sessions)
  *Exclusive or Priceless on-course access (Best Seats in the House
    tournament seating, Inside the Ropes and unique playing opportunities at
    world-class courses.

Click, to view a video gallery of Inside the Game tips from MasterCard gold
ambassadors as well as the company’s recent golf television commercials.

About MasterCard:

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global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing
network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments
and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s
products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping,
traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and
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Marcy Cohen
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