|€2,000,000 Volvo Golf Champions Field |
|The Links at Fancourt |
Par 73 - 7271 Yards
|George, South Africa |
|Jan 19 - Jan 22, 2012 |
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| ||This event features an exclusive field of proven winners, although the
defending champion is not in South Africa. Paul Casey won the inaugural
tournament one year ago, but he is out of action thanks to a shoulder injury.
He dislocated his right shoulder in a snowboarding accident in Colorado.
Casey will be on the sidelines for at least two months. Despite the absence
of Casey, several stars lined up for this championship, which is reserved for
European Tour players who won an event on last year`s European Tour schedule.
The winners of the first two events this year are also invited but Louis
Oosthuizen, the Africa Open champion, was already in the field. Branden
Grace, who captured the Joburg Open, gained admittance on Sunday. Current
tour Members, under the age of 50, with more than 10 European Tour victories
are also invited. Casey won by a stroke last year over Peter Hanson and
Miguel Angel Jimenez. At the The Royal Golf Club`s Montgomerie Course in the
Kingdom of Bahrain, Casey parred the last hole after Hanson made bogey. The
win was the Englishman`s 11th European Tour victory. Golf Channel will carry
the action. Next week is the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and the
top-ranked players in the world will be there, including Tiger Woods, Lee
Westwood, Rory McIlroy, world No. 1 Luke Donald and defending champion Martin