Champions of Golf is delighted to announce that two of its professionals will represent team GB & I in the upcoming Seve Trophy in France.
Scottish golfers Marc Warren and Scott Jamieson, currently ranked 23rd and 24th respectively on the European Tour Race to Dubai Order of merit both qualified for the event after a long season of top finishes. Both players achieved automatic entry into the select field for the match against a Continental team including Thomas Bjorn, Matteo Manassero and Nicolas Colsaerts.
Both Scott and Marc have had success in the event previously, Marc won the trophy back in 2007 as Sir Nick Faldo captained the team and more recently Scott under the managerial eye of the now Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley played in 2011 and both won the trophy.
Spain’s José María Olazábal and Sam Torrance of Scotland have been named as the captains for this years edition of The Seve Trophy presented by Golf+.
Paul McGinley, the current European Ryder Cup Captain, selected the duo to lead the respective Continental Europe and Great Britain and Ireland teams in the newly-named contest – formerly the Vivendi Seve Trophy – which will be played at St-Nom-La Bretèche Golf Club in France from October 3-6.
The event will be a match play competition between two teams of 10 Players representing (a) Continental Europe and (b) Great Britain and Ireland. On each of the first two days there will be a series of 5 fourball matches. On the third day there will be 2 series of 4 foursome matches. On the final day there will be a series of 10 singles matches.
You can follow the live coverage throughout the day on Sky Sports and also directly through the European Tour’s website www.europeantour.com