This week the European Tour comes to a close for 2016 with the final events before the Christmas and New Year break. In this final week, Champions of Golf have three professionals out on the road in far flung corners of the globe representing them on both the European Senior Tour and the main European Tour.
Whilst the European Tour has already begun its 2017 wrap-around season, the European Senior Tour hosts its final event of the season at the MCB Tour Championships in Mauritius. With Total Motion ambassador Paul Broadhurst already securing top spot on the 2016 Order of Merit before he even tees off, due in no small part to lifting the Senior Open Championship claret jug earlier this year, Paul's first major, gets underway this week, amid an inclement weather forecast, with a view to lifting one final piece of silverware in 2016.
Also competing in Mauritius alongside Paul in the limited 48 professional field, is Carus Green professional and fellow Champions of Golf athlete, Gary Wolstenholme MBE. Having enjoyed a strong season on the European Senior Tour in which Gary has secured his card for the 2017 season despite a great deal of uncertainty to start 2016, he will be looking for a strong finish. Since joining the European Senior Tour in 2010, Gary has never missed the season ending finale, finishing in the top 26 every year with three top 10's and a 3rd place finish his highest ranking. The course and venue suit Gary's game and he will be looking for another strong performance in Mauritius this week.
To follow the live scoring from Mauritius please log on to: http://www.europeantour.com/seniortour/season=2016/tournamentid=2016894/...
The final Champions of Golf professional in action this week is 2016 European Challenge Tour Foshan Open champion, Marcus Armitage. Securing his card inside the top 15 of the 2016 European Challenge Tour Order of Merit in November, Marcus had only a matter of weeks to prepare for the first event of the main European Tour season in South Africa. Despite missing the cut, Marcus performed strongly and heads to the second event of 2017 and the final event before Christmas, the UBS Hong Kong Open. Life on the main tour is a step up from the challenges of professional golf's second tier, which Marcus was competing on last year. Now a Wilson Staff professional Marcus heads to a new golfing destination ready to compete with the likes of Ian Poulter and Miguel Angel Jimenez to be crowned champion in Hong Kong.
Coverage from Hong Kong will be shown throughout the week on Sky Sports but for live leaderboard updates please log on to: http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2017/tournamentid=201609...
Good luck to Gary, Paul and Marcus