Sports.com Limited, the leading mobile and fixed Internet provider of European sports content, community and commerce, has today announced its designation by the Championship Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club as the Official Internet Sports Partner of The Open Championship (http://www.opengolf.com). This agreement earns Sports.com an ‘Official Partner’ hat trick with the three gems of British sport – Wimbledon, the Manchester United Football Club and now the Open.

As part of the agreement, content from the R & A’s Internet coverage of The Open will complement Sports.com’s own reporting and analysis of the Championships across Sports.com’s Web sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. An additional benefit to those golf fans using the official site is the ability to link directly to Sports.com to obtain up-to-the-minute details of other sports news.

Sports.com has provided fans with its own compelling golf coverage since October 1999 with news, tournament coverage and results, as well as player rankings, profiles, photos and a history of golf and required etiquette. This coverage will be further enriched by live content from the R & A.

‘The Open is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, and Sports.com is the most visited European sports site,’ said Tom Jessiman, Managing Director of Sports.com. ‘The sharing of content and audiences will significantly benefit both parties and increase the breadth and depth of our Internet golf communities.’

‘The R & A are pleased to announce Sports.com as the Official Internet Sports Partner of the Open Championship. The R & A see this as a valuable partnership for both the promotion and development of their Open Championship Web site www.opengolf.com,’ said Peter Dawson, Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. ‘Our partnership with Sports.com, the leading European sports site, will provide tremendous benefits to golf fans around the globe.’

For Further Information Please Contact:

Caroline Costello, Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Tel: +44(0)20 7282 2858
Gavin Chittick, Chieef Financial Officer, Sports.com
Tel: +(0)20 8233 7543
Angus Farquhar, The Royal and Ancient
Tel: +44 (0) 1334 477 333