Rolex has an extensive list of golf ambassadors, some of whom are some of the best current and retired professional golfers in the entire sport. While most golfers don’t wear watches when they play on the course, these ambassadors are rarely seen without a club on their wrist and a fantastic Rolex watch.
Is there a greater legend in the game of golf than Tiger Woods? We think not. The player, now in his forties, became a professional in 1996 and has single-handedly transformed golf into a sport you want to play, not a sport you might laugh at. The five-time U.S. Masters champion, four-time PGA Championship winner, three-time U.S. Open champion and three-time British Open champion brought style and sportsmanship to golf – and youngsters everywhere wanted to be the next Tiger Woods.
In the late 1990s, TUDOR (a sister company to Rolex) signed Tiger Woods as an ambassador, and the brand even launched a line of Oysterdate chronographs with the player’s name on them. After his partnership with Tudor, Tiger Woods went on to join the replica TAG Heuer family in 2003, where he served as a spokesman for eight years. Eventually, in 2011, the Rolex Group brought Tiger Woods back into the fold – this time as a Rolex ambassador.
As a Rolex golf ambassador, Jon Rahm has worn a number of different Rolex watches, including a two-tone yellow gold and steel Daytona chronograph and an 18k white gold GMT-Master II with a meteorite dial and a blue and red “Pepsi” bezel. however, when he hoisted the trophy after winning the 121st U.S. Open at Torrey Pine, the watch on his wrist was a stainless steel Rolex Sky-Dweller ref. 326934 with a white gold fluted bezel and a steel Oyster bracelet.
As a key golf ambassador for Rolex’s “New Defender”, Brooks Koepka has worn a few coveted Rolex watches while holding his trophy. We have spotted Brooks Koepka wearing the 50th Anniversary Sea-Dweller 126600 and the Stellar Gold Sky-Dweller 326935 with a matching Stellar Gold Oyster strap.
However, the cheap rolex watch he seems to favor and wear the most is the ultra-popular Daytona 116500LN Chronograph with a black Cerachrom ceramic bezel and white “panda” dial. Released in 2016, the Daytona 116500LN remains one of Rolex’s most in-demand watches and is nearly impossible to buy at retail. In addition to its strong support of men’s professional golf, Rolex has several women on its golf roster, and the company is the official timekeeper of the five majors in women’s professional golf.