Nikon was an official sponsor for the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie this past week (15th – 22nd July 2018). The eventual winner of The Open was Francesco Molinari, who secured his first career major title.
The Open Championship is the world’s oldest and most traditional golf tournament, as well as one of the major golfing events. For over 150 years, the Open Championship has played host to some of the world’s best players who set out to become the “Champion Golfer of the Year”.
The 147th Open was hosted this year at Carnoustie, the most northerly course on The Open rota, widely celebrated as one of the finest courses in Scotland. The prestigious sporting event sees the world’s best golfers compete to win the iconic Claret Jug, first presented in 1873 and known as one of the most prestigious trophies in sport.
Remarking on this year’s patronage, John Walshe – Vice President of Nikon Europe comments: “Nikon is incredibly proud to be celebrating another year as Patron of The Open. The Open plays host to world class golfers and professional sports photographers alike, allowing them a platform to capture the event for a global audience. The Open continues to be Nikon’s most important global sponsorship and we look forward to maximising our brand presence at this year’s event.”
CT scan of a Nikon D90
The Nikon suite at Carnoustie was decorated with artwork and images created with and featuring Nikon products. As pictured, a CT (computed tomography) scan of a Nikon D90 DSLR camera was displayed, representing Nikon’s Metrology division. The scan which was taken on one of Nikon’s industrial CT systems, reveals all internal components, details and connections that form the D90, creating this fascinating image.
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