Sponsoring the European Masters — the Swiss leg of golf’s European Tour — since 2001, Omega made positive the 2019 version swung into motion with a star-studded tee-off on Wednesday 28 August. The annual pre-tournament Professional-Am occasion introduced a roster of worldwide celebrities to the Alpine greens of Crans-sur-Sierre in Crans-Montana, 1,500m above sea degree. This yr’s Superstar Masters concerned a full day’s play with 52 groups of 4 gamers every.
Lots of the sport’s high skilled gamers had been noticed all through the day, together with Omega ambassadors Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia (who gained the match in 2005) and Tommy Fleetwood, who had been all sporting the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Ultra Light”, a brand new sports activities watch developed by the model utilizing ultra-light Gamma Titanium — a titanium-aluminium alloy — and weighing simply 55 grams.
Superstar gamers who joined the competitors included Justin Timberlake, Niall Horan, Dennis Quaid, Anthony Mackie and Michael Pena.
Fmendacity the flag for the UK had been skilled Eddie Pepperelle, actors Gwilym Lee, whose latest roles embody taking part in guitarist Brian Might within the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Joe Mazzello — American by start however now an honourary Brit due to his sensible portrayal of Queen bassist John Deacon in the identical award-winning movie as his teammate — and The Evening Supervisor’s Alistair Petrie. Collectively, they got here in 37th place — though one in every of two teams of British watch retailers did handle fifth place.
During a celebration celebration held at Cry d’Er restaurant, located at 2,200 metres within the Alps, the place music was offered courtesy of Swiss rocker Bastion Baker, Omega President and CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann, offered Timberlake — the highest superstar scorer of the day — together with his Superstar Masters trophy.
The Omega European Masters started the next morning (Thursday 29 August) and will likely be performed till Sunday 1 Sepetember. Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra “Ultra Light” will likely be accessible from early 2020, priced at £39,150.