Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stars lining up for maiden Thailand Golf Championship

The inaugural Thailand Golf Championship takes place next month and already a quality field is assembling to play in Asia’s newest golf tournament.

Golfers from around the globe are preparing to descend on the Amata Spring Country Club from December 15-18 to compete for US$1 million and a spot in the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

A number of European stars will be there as the Thailand Golf Championship takes place a weeks after it climaxes with the Dubai World Championship, meaning the likes of US Open champion Rory McIlroy, British Open winner Darren Clarke and world number three Lee Westwood are already confirmed to take part.

Add to these names such as Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia, Simon Dyson, Japan's Ryo Ishikawa and two-time major winner John Daly and the Thailand Golf Championship is already shaping up to be a terrific competition in its maiden year. Fans of golf betting will know this.

Schwartzel is of course the Masters champion and that means three of this season's four Major winners will be on show in Thailand’s capital, and more star names are likely to commit in the coming weeks.

Suwat Liptapanlop, vice-president of the Thailand Olympic Committee, has stated Amata Spring Country Club was not affected by recent floods in the country and indeed the new golf tournament can provide some much-needed relief for the nation. People looking to bet on golf will know this.

"Confirmation that all the world-class professional golfers are still committed to the Thailand Golf Championship is a good sign and a reassuring vote of confidence for Thailand and the event," said Suwat.

The Thailand Golf Championship is the final event of the golfing year and it is only a fortnight before  the European Tour’s 2012 campaign begins, at the Africa Open in South Africa on January 6th, where Louis Oosthuizen is the defending champion.

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