|€2,000,000 Omega European Masters Field |
|Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre (Alpine Course) |
Par 71 - 6823 Yards
|Crans Montana, Switzerland |
|Sep 3 - Sep 6, 2009 |
|* - Defending Champion |
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| ||The European Tour moves to Switzerland this week for the European Masters.
This event carries a little more significance than normal as it kicks off the
scoring for the 2010 European Ryder Cup team. Some of the big names will be
in the Unites States however for the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events.
In a blow to the tournament, European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie
withdrew citing fatigue. Monty has played four of the last six events on the
European Tour schedule and has struggled with three missed cuts and a tie for
31st last week at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. Miguel Angel
Jimenez, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood and Oliver Wilson are among those
looking to make the European Ryder Cup team and all four will be at
Crans-sur-Sierre this week. Joining those four in the field will be former
major champions Michael Campbell and Trevor Immelman, as well as
Jean-Francois Lucquin and Rory McIlroy. Lucquin birdied the second playoff
hole last year to beat McIlory for this title. The Golf Channel has three
hours of coverage all four days. Next week is the Mercedes-Benz Championship,
where Robert Karlsson won last year.