Ryder Cup stars to go head to head for 50,000 euros first prize at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters

More than a dozen former Ryder Cup stars are preparing for their next challenge as they get ready to tee off at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters.

Unfolding at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club between 3-6 October the Staysure Tour event will see a wide range of Ryder Cup legends bid for the championship title and €50,000 first prize.

Among them are Ian Woosnam OBE, Paul Lawrie OBE and Phillip Price who have all been part of significant Ryder Cup moments over the years.

Ian Woosnam OBE captained Europe to Ryder Cup victory in 2006. Prior to that he was part of Europe’s resurgence in the competition during the 1980s playing a crucial role as the team defeated USA in 1985 – the first time they’d managed to do so in 28 years.

1999 Open winner Paul Lawrie OBE was vice-captain for team Europe in 2016 but is best known for his involvement in 2012 as part of the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ team. In what has become known as one of the greatest comebacks in Ryder Cup history, Paul played a vital role in the win.

Completing the list is:

  • Paul Broadhurst
  • Jarmo Sandelin
  • Peter Baker
  • Thomas Levet
  • Costantino Rocca
  • Joakim Haeggman
  • David Gilford
  • Des Smyth
  • Philip Walton
  • Steven Richardson

East Midlands-based brand agency Champions (UK) plc has returned as event organisers and their Director of Sport Tim Munton commented on the high calibre of players involved this year.

“Once again the Farmfoods European Senior Masters will see a whole host of golfing legends head to the Forest of Arden to take on the challenging course,” he said.

“The fact we have this many Ryder Cup players in attendance demonstrates just how successful the event has become with many of the sport’s biggest names in the sport wanting to take part.

“We are all looking forward to seeing them in action during the week.”

Please register for FREE tickets at https://europeanseniormasters.com/booking/event-ticket/2019.

There are also a number of playing and sponsorship opportunities still on offer. For more information contact Benoit Lawrence at Champions (UK) plc by calling 0845 331 3031 or email blawrence@championsukplc.com