Scottish PGA Championship lands Loch Lomond Whiskies as new title sponsor

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The Tartan Tour has been handed its second big boost in the space of a week with the announcement of Loch Lomond Whiskies as title sponsor of the Scottish PGA Championship.

The deal is part of the Alexandria-based company, which has existing sponsorships with the R&A for both The Open and Women’s British Open, adding the PGA to its list of international partners in a three-year deal.

The announcement for the circuit’s flagship event comes hot on the heels of Paul Lawrie helping to secure BrewDog as the title sponsor for the Northern Open.

“Agreeing this new partnership with the PGA gives us great satisfaction and highlights the continued development of our brand within golf and amongst golfers across the world over the past two years,” said Loch Lomond Whiskies CEO Colin Matthews.

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