Up next: Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup
Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 21, 2014) – A new event calendar adorns the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. With a new format and a bag for the region very attractive prizes, will be played for the first time Golf Bridgestone America’s Cup.
This team event to be played with fourball (better ball) format with the participation of the best players on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and the prominent presence of only Latin American player to win two Majors, Argentina’s Angel Cabrera.
Among the 36 teams competing, 29 earned their place in the field by the Order of Merit PGA TOUR Latinoamérica seven per invitation. Being a team event, the profits of the players do not join in the race to define the Five at the end of the season advance to Web.com Tour.
Tournament: Golf Bridgestone America’s Cup
Dates: October 20-26, 2014
Venue: Olivos Golf Club
Field: 6,777 yards, Par-71
City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bag: $ 600,000
Format: Fourball (Best Ball / Best Ball) 72 holes
Special Event: Due to its characteristics is not counting towards the Order of Merit
Field: 72 players from 21 countries, divided into 36 teams of two players
Court: No qualifying cut
Hashtags: #AmericasGolf Cup #pgatourla #AGC
Official account of the event on Twitter:americasgolfcup
Distribution of the field: The field of Bridgestone America’s Cup Golf compose 72 players from 21 countries who will compete divided into 36 teams of two players. Countries with multiple teams are: Argentina (6), United States (5), Colombia (3), Canada (2), Chile (2), Mexico (2) and Paraguay (2). Countries with a team are Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, England, Peru, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela Zimbabwe.
Figures with path: Undoubtedly the great figure of the tournament will be the 2007 US Open champion and the 2009 Augusta Masters, Angel Cabrera. The Argentine will play alongside his son Frederick, who normally competes in the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Also present will be Paraguay’s Carlos Franco, four-time winner on the PGA TOUR, who will compete with Esteban Isasi, who took third place in the 2000 World Cup which was played in Argentina.
Words of the characters: In the press conference launch that took place on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, Angel Cabrera mentioned the importance of this event. “It’s always good to play in your country and in an event like this I have no doubt that will be consolidated. Besides playing with my son Federico is special and will give everything to bring the Cup,” Cabrera said and played with her 25 years in the Dunhill Cup European Tour 8 years.
Meanwhile, Carlos Franco did mention that he would like to repeat the performance that was the last time you played a team with Esteban Isasi in Argentina. The Paraguayans finished third in the WGC 2000 World Cup, which was played at the Buenos Aires Golf Club, behind the United States team (T. D. Woods and Duval) and Argentina (Cabrera and E. A. Romero).
Champions PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in the field: The PGA TOUR Latinoamérica seek to show their talent and potential in the presence of fourteen of its champions. Among them will be eight that won this season, including the current leader of “The Five”, the Colombian Marcelo Rozo.
PGA TOUR Canada present: Ryan Williams and Michael Gligić received a special invitation to represent the PGA TOUR Canada. Williams finished sixth in the Order of Merit (OM) with a win in the final event, the Tour Championship of Canada, while Gligić finished eleventh in the OM with three top-10′s in the eleven events he played. The other Canadian team competing, composed of Peter Campbell and Devin Carrey, came for his performances in PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
See this week: The Olivos Golf Club is one of the most historic areas of Argentina. It is a par 71 of 6,777 yards which was chosen by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 tennis around the world. The layout with numerous doglegs, is full of trees over two thousand different species, thanks to a great deal of landscaping Mrs. Margaret Maglione Mackinlay, outstanding amateur golfer in Argentina. Its flagship hole 15, a par 4 of 470 yards, dogleg right that requires an accurate shot to the fairway and then attack a green defended by a reflecting pool.
Source: PGA TOUR