Ryder Cup legends set for European Tour Destinations Senior Classic
09 July 2019
Thomas Levet will be looking to draw inspiration from his 2009 Open de España victory when the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic gets underway at PGA Catalunya Resort, in Spain, from July 12-14.
The Frenchman, who is enjoying his first full season on the Staysure Tour after turning 50 last September, will be joined in the field by a star-studded line-up, which includes Masters Tournament Champion Ian Woosnam, 2014 Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley and 1997 Ryder Cup player Miguel Angel Martin.
Levet captured the fifth of his six European Tour victories at the acclaimed Girona venue, home of Spain’s No.1 course*, which has hosted three editions of the Open de España and nine consecutive editions of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage until 2016.
‘’I have great memories of playing at PGA Catalunya Resort and of my win at the venue back in 2009,’’ he said. ‘’The Stadium Course is an outstanding test of golf and hopefully I can try and use my experience to help secure my first win on the Staysure Tour.’’
Former World Number One and World Golf Hall of Fame Member Ian Woosnam will be looking to add to his tally of five Staysure Tour titles when the tournament heads to Spain for the first time after visits to Finland’s Linna Golf Club in 2017 and to Lighthouse Golf and Spa Resort, Bulgaria, in 2018.
The Welshman, who captained Team Europe to a record-equaling 18 ½ – 9 ½ victory over Team USA at The Ryder Cup in 2006, is one of two players in the field who have led the continent to victory in the biennial contest, with the 2014 winning captain Paul McGinley set to compete as he also bids to win his first title on the over-50s circuit.
Other notable Ryder Cup players set to contest the title include Jarmo Sandelin, who narrowly missed out on victory at the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship in June and 2019 Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean van de Velde champion Peter Baker.
Bob May, best known for his memorable battle down the stretch with Tiger Woods at The 2000 US PGA Championship, adds to a large international contingent, which includes The 2017 Staysure Tour Order of Merit winner Clark Dennis, Australia’s Peter Fowler and Argentinian José Cóceres, who will be looking to reclaim his position at the top of The 2019 Staysure Tour rankings.
The three-round European Tour Destinations Senior Classic runs from July 12-14 at PGA Catalunya Resort, marking the 20th Anniversary of the venue’s celebrated Stadium Course.
Alliance and Pro-Am places are still available for this event. For more information click here.
*As ranked by top100golfcourses.com
Picture caption #1: Thomas Levet celebrates his 2009 Open de España at PGA Catalunya Resort (credit: Getty Images)
Picture caption #2: The Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya Resort, host of The 2019 European Tour Destination Senior Classic
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About PGA Catalunya Resort
Opened in 1999, PGA Catalunya Resort quickly established an international reputation for outstanding quality. The Stadium Course is ranked the number one golf course in Spain by the www.top100golfcourses.com website. PGA Catalunya Resort is ranked the number one resort in Spain by Golf World magazine, which also recognises the venue in its World Top 100 Courses.
The 36-hole resort also offers two accommodation options – Hotel Camiral, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World and Girona’s only 5* hotel, and LAVIDA Hotel, aimed at the active traveller. In addition, the European Tour Destination comprises a discreet, low-density real estate development, with first-class leisure facilities and a select number of villa plots, stylish modern semi-detached villas, and luxury apartments. Conveniently situated close to Girona-Costa Brava Airport (five-minute drive) and Barcelona International Airport (one-hour drive), the venue also benefits from the recently completed high-speed train line that links Girona (approximately 15 kilometres from PGA Catalunya Resort) to the rest of Spain and Europe, which provides even faster connections to major cities, including Barcelona, which can now be reached in only 37 minutes.
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Manuela Whittaker – Planning Director
PGA Catalunya Resort c/o Landmark Media
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