PepsiCo becomes Official Ryder Cup Sponsor

28 Sep 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

PepsiCo has signed a new multi-year deal with Ryder Cup Europe in a deal which will see the brand expand its golf reach.

The agreement will see the company named Worldwide Supplier to the competition until 2025, and will become the Official Soft Drink, Official Iced Tea, and Official Sports Drink of the tournament, serving Pepsi, Lipton Iced Teas, Gatorade respectively. 

In a separate deal, the company extended its longstanding partnership with the PGA of America, which has been running since 1993.

The company’s Aquafina brand will become the Official Bottled Water of the Ryder Cup in the United States, and will see the brand’s low calorie and no sugar options expanded to the Ryder Cup.

PepsiCo is already the Official Soft Drink, Official Iced Tea, and Official Sports Drink provider of the PGA of America, PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

"We’re thrilled to deepen our relationship with the PGA of America and Ryder Cup,” said Anne Fink, President, PepsiCo Global Foodservice. "PepsiCo is proud to bring our brands to the course and support the game of golf on the world’s stage. We look forward to our partnership with both organizations to drive innovation and sustainability initiatives to the green in the years to come.”

Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director added: “The Ryder Cup is recognised as one of the world’s truly great sporting events and, as a result, we look forward to welcoming PepsiCo and its globally recognised portfolio of brands into our commercial family.”

According to the trio, the PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and PepsiCo will work together to drive innovation and sustainability initiatives from new hydration options, including the introduction of Aquafina in cans.