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HSBC extends with the R&A, adds Women’s Open rights

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Banking group HSBC has signed a five-year sponsorship extension with the R&A, adding Women’s Open rights to its existing status as an official patron of The Open.

The bank has sponsored The Open since 2011, and was a vocal supporter of the R&A’s decision, in 2014, to allow women members for the first time after 260 years as a men’s-only organisation.

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