|€2,533,833 The Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros Field |
|Saint-Nom-la-Breteche Golf Club |
Par 71 - 6919 Yards
|Paris, France |
|Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2009 |
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| ||Formerly called the Seve Trophy, this biennial event pits two teams of
professionals against each other -- one from Great Britain & Ireland and one
from Continental Europe. The Ryder Cup-style match, which is still honoring
Spanish great Seve Ballesteros, will take place over four days and features
matches played in four ball, greensomes, foursomes and singles formats.
European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie hand-picked the captains for
both teams, selecting Denmark`s Thomas Bjorn to lead the Continental Europe
team and Ireland`s Paul McGinley to skipper the Great Britain & Ireland side.
Bjorn`s 10-man team includes Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Anders Hansen, Soren
Hansen, Peter Hanson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Robert Karlsson, Soren Kjeldsen,
Francesco Molinari, Alvaro Quiros and Henrik Stenson. McGinley`s side
features Nick Dougherty, Simon Dyson, Ross Fisher, Graeme McDowell, Rory
McIlroy, Robert Rock, Anthony Wall, Steve Webster, Oliver Wilson and Chris
Wood. Nick Faldo led the Great Britain & Ireland team to a five-point win in
2007, its fourth consecutive victory over the Continental Europeans, who
haven`t captured the trophy since its inaugural year in 2000. A total of 28
points are awarded over the four days, with 14 1/2 needed to win the trophy.
Golf Channel will have coverage of all four days. Next week is the Alfred
Dunhill Links Championship, where Robert Karlsson won last year.