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2016 Ryder Cup captains ring the NASDAQ stock market opening bell

28.04.16


Today, the US and European 2016 Ryder Cup captains, Darren Clarke and Davis Love III, rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite, New York. This appearance together was on behalf of the Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup, Standard Life Investments.

The appearance was aired live and brings the captains together to look ahead to the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in September when the matches begin. The Captains were accompanied at the opening of the markets by Nuala Walsh, Global Head of Marketing & Client Relations at Standard Life Investments, The Ryder Cup trophy and Pete Bevacqua, CEO of the PGA of America.

To mark the countdown to The Ryder Cup, the Standard Life Investments campaign, ‘World Class as Standard’, will take a detailed look at what it takes to deliver world-class performance. This will be told through an online video series which will include insight from both Ryder Cup Captains. In the period leading up to the US tournament, using three independent experts, the series will explore both the importance and the impact of analysis, performance and potential on ultimate sporting success.


We understand just how fundamental the sustained delivery of world-class performance is to winning The Ryder Cup, and just how much research and preparation contributes to this.

The series, set to go live on May 3rd will see Matthew Syed, British Sports columnist of the year, 2016, offering his perspective on the correlation of high performance and sporting success; Bob Rotella will underscore the importance of psychology and Mark Broadie (author of Every Shot Counts) will decode the analytics of golf.

Ryder Cup captains ring the NASDAQ stock market opening bell

Nuala Walsh, said ‘We understand just how fundamental the sustained delivery of world-class performance is to winning The Ryder Cup, and just how much research and preparation contributes to this. The heritage of The Ryder Cup, its commitment to excellence and the ability for teams to deliver their potential through the intelligent analysis and understanding of the game are all very much aligned to the values at Standard Life Investments. It is great to have both Captains in New York, ahead of what is sure to be an intense period of preparation for the main event in Hazeltine’.

To view the film series, visit www.standardlifeinvestments.com/WCAS. Imagery from today’s market open is available at http://business.nasdaq.com/discover/market-bell-ceremonies click on the market opening of your choice to view.

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