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FedEx Supports the 2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge

JOHANNESBURG, November 6, 2018 — FedEx Express has confirmed its sponsorship of the 2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player, Nov. 8-11 at Sun City.  FedEx has been a sponsor of the event since 2006.

“FedEx Express is proud of our long-standing relationship with the Nedbank Golf Challenge, and we are excited to again sponsor the tournament that has become the greatest showcase of golf on the African continent,” said Mike Higley, vice president, Operations FedEx Express Southern Africa. 

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is one of the highlights of the South African sporting calendar. In its 37-year history, the event has hosted the biggest names in world golf.  This year 72 players will play over four days for a purse of 7.5 million USD.  The tournament forms part of the Rolex Series on the European Tour, and is the penultimate event on the Race to Dubai.

Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in this year’s event.  The former World Number One will tee up in Sun City, alongside 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia, for the first time since 2009 after a strong start to the European Tour season[1].

“Every year, the Nedbank Golf Challenge tournament provides a stage for the world’s best golfers to enthrall fans from South Africa and around the world.  The golfers’ commitment to their sport resonates with FedEx, echoing our commitment to delivering world-class performances every day for businesses around the world,” said Higley.

Fedex Express is a proud Partner of the NSBC.

 


About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments by a definite time and date supported by a money-back guarantee[5].
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $67 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.  Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 425,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.  To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit : about.fedex.com.
[1] http://www.nedbankgolfchallenge.com/news/rory-mcilroy-confirmed-for-sensational-sun-city-return/