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Omega, Official Patron of the PGA of America, combined their passions for golf and space in a unique on-course activity at the 2017 USPGA Championship.
Omega’s Speedmaster timepiece was launched in 1957 and its official space legacy started in 1965, when NASA qualified it for use on its piloted missions. Since then, it has been worn on all six lunar landings and earned the nickname “the Moonwatch.”
As part of the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary, top-ranked golfers and Omega Ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia donned astronaut suits and took turns driving a lunar rover to start USPGA Championship week at Quail Hollow Club. McIlroy Garcia dressed up in “non-traditional golf attire” and surprised fans during the practice day. Throughout the week, the lunar rover has been moved around Quail Hollow, challenging guests to find its daily location and offering a unique photo opportunity.