Horizon Therapeutics plc named Title Partner of the Irish Open | Sports


DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 10, 2022–

Horizon Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: HZNP) today announced that it has been named Title Partner of the Irish Open on a six-year contract, which will begin with the Horizon Irish Open 2022 at Mount Juliet Estate in the county. from Kilkenny, Ireland, from June 30. to July 3.

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Horizon Therapeutics plc named Irish Open Title Partner (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Horizon has called Ireland home for nearly a decade and this partnership with DP World Tour further strengthens our ongoing economic and community commitment,” said Tim Walbert, Horizon’s Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to drug development, philanthropy is at the heart of our concerns. We have forged meaningful relationships in Ireland and know that serving as title partner of this historic tournament will serve as a platform to positively impact the Irish and global community.

“We are delighted to welcome Horizon as the new Title Partner of the Irish Open,” said Guy Kinnings, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of the European Tour Group. “It is a tournament that still holds a special place in the world golf calendar thanks to its history, the world famous Irish fans and of course the many world class players the island has produced. of Horizon’s commitment to golf on the island of Ireland which they have committed to at least 2027 and we look forward to working with them. This deal is just the latest example of the how the strategic alliance with the PGA TOUR continues to benefit our members.

Last year, Horizon entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with three-time major champion Padraig Harrington. As part of the deal, Mr. Harrington will wear the Horizon logo on his shirts, jerseys and outerwear during tournaments, and in conjunction with the company’s partner Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation on philanthropic programs.

“The Irish Open has a special meaning for me, and I appreciate Horizon’s continued support as a golfer, the Irish Open and the wider Irish community,” said Padraig Harrington, Irish Champion. Open 2007. “We share similar philanthropic approaches and some community partners, and I’m excited to continue exploring charitable endeavors together.”

Horizon’s global headquarters are in Dublin and the company recently opened a new 62,000 square foot headquarters at 70 St. Stephen’s Green. In 2021, the company purchased a 44,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Waterford, Ireland to support the growth of its rare disease drugs and biologics pipeline. Over the past two years, Horizon has provided around €1,000,000 in community support, including €123,000 in scholarships to help economically disadvantaged students at Trinity College Dublin and Waterford Institute of Technology with their non-school expenses.

About Horizon

Horizon is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs that address the critical needs of people affected by rare, autoimmune and serious inflammatory diseases. Our pipeline is useful: we apply scientific expertise and courage to bring clinically meaningful therapies to patients. We believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. For more information on how we go to incredible lengths to impact lives, visit www.horizontherapeutics.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, instagram and Facebook.

About the DP World Tour

The DP World Tour is the main men’s professional golf circuit of the European Tour group, with a global schedule comprising a minimum of 45 tournaments in 25 different countries during the 2022 season.

Formerly known as the European Tour, which was established in 1972, the 2022 DP World Tour schedule features five Rolex Series events, as well as four Major Championships, two World Golf Championship events and three co-sanctioned tournaments with the PGA TOUR, as well as tournaments held around the world with a minimum prize pool of $2 million for all events solely sanctioned by the DP World Tour.

The season concludes with the final Rolex Series event, the DP World Tour Championship, in Dubai, where the winner of the Tour season’s competition, the DP World Tour Rankings, will be crowned.

DP World, the leading provider of global end-to-end intelligent supply chain and logistics solutions, is the Title Partner of DP World Tour, which is administered by the European Tour Group.

About European Tour Group

The European Tour Group is the global corporate brand that operates four competition brands: the DP World Tour, Challenge Tour, Legends Tour and, along with the PGA of America, is the managing partner of Europe’s largest team competition. golf, the Ryder Cup.

Created in 1972, the European Tour group is committed to “Drive Golf Further” through our guiding principles of being innovative, inclusive and global.

Innovative: We drive innovation in golf through the creation of award-winning content, pioneering tournament formats, use of the latest technology and inventive fan engagement. We are committed to attracting new audiences while respecting the tradition of our sport.

Including: We are committed to including everyone who shares a love for the game of golf. We are passionate about working more closely with the women’s game, golf for the disabled, and promoting the many physical and mental health benefits of playing golf.

Global: Since 1972, players from 37 different countries have won tournaments on our main circuit, while our live broadcast reaches over 490 million homes in over 150 countries each week, generating over 2,200 hours of global broadcast time for each event. We also enjoy the support of many major global commercial brands with DP World, Rolex, BMW, Callaway, Emirates, Fortinet, Workday and Zoom as official partners.

The European Tour Group has strategic alliances with the PGA TOUR, Sunshine Tour and ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, while we also generate positive community impact through our global CSR programme, Golf for Good.

About the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation

Padraig Harrington established the Foundation in 2004 to provide financial assistance to deserving beneficiaries across Ireland and the rest of the world.

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CONTACT: Horizon contacts:

American media

Geoff Curtis

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Head of Communications

media@horizontherapeutics.comIreland Media:

Gordon M.R.M.

Ray Gordon

ray@gordonmrm.ieDP World Tour Media Contacts:

Jacques Francois

Commercial Communication Manager

jfrancis@europeantourgroup.comNeil Ahern

Senior press and communications officer




SOURCE: Horizon Therapeutics plc

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PUBLISHED: 02/10/2022 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/10/2022 08:02 AM



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