The 24 players who will take part in the tournament have already arrived on the Costa del Sol and are ready to fight for the generous first prize of 800,000 Euros (The total prize fund is 3.4 million Euros!). The draw for the first two days of play took place this morning (please click here for a pdf copy of the groups).
Play commences on Thursday the 19th May, with the final being played on Sunday 22nd May. There’s a fantastic line up for this tournament with the top three players in the world, six of the top seven in the world rankings and the winners of the four majors.
Spectators will be able to watch their favourite golfers in action: Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Charl Schwartzel, Ian Poulter, local hero Miguel Angel Jiménez …and many more!
The tournament will be played following traditional match play format with each match being decided over 18 holes. The 24 participants have been divided into eight groups of 3 players who will play each other over the first two days of the tournament. The first two out of each group will go through to the last 16 and quarter finals on Saturday, with the semi finals and final being played on Sunday.
For more information, please visit the official website for the Volvo World Match Play 2011 on www.volvoworldmatchplay.com.
Tickets can be purchased here and are priced at 15€ for adults on Thursday and 30€ the rest of the days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Spectators can also buy a 4 day pass for 75€. Children under the age of 14 accompanied by an adult can enter for free!
If you’re planning on visiting the Costa del Sol for this fantastic golfing event and need accommodation, be sure to check out our fantastic rates: from 63€ per night (subject to availability). Please visit www.sunsetbeachclub.com for more information.