G4S secure five-year contract for The Open

December 10, 2015 9:21 AM

Security specialists G4S have secured The Open golf tournament for a five-year contract which includes the 2020 Championship.

The security agency will provide a range of services for The R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews) including securing players and VIPs, ticket checks, stewarding and round-the-clock protection for the greens.

Eric Alexander, managing director of G4S Events, said: We are delighted that The R&A have chosen to continue working with G4S to secure The Open. Our longstanding partnership with The R&A means we understand their needs and our track record proves we can be trusted to deliver in any circumstance.

G4S has previously committed over 300 employees to the tournament.

Nicola Macdonald