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London Golf Club chosen to host 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship

06 February 2014
by Steve Tervet

This year's Volvo World Match Play Championship will take place at the London Golf Club in west Kent.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the 2014 championship will run from October 15-19 and will comprise four groups of four players, with two from each group progressing to the knockout stage.

The London Golf Club (Pic Barry Goodwin)

The London Golf Club (Pic: Barry Goodwin)

There will be a prize fund of €2.25m, with the winner pocketing €650,000.

London Golf Club chairman Charles Fairweather said: "We are very excited to host the prestigious Volvo World Match Play Championship this October.

"We are looking forward to working with Volvo, IMG and the European Tour to deliver what we hope will be the best Volvo World Match Play Championship to date and I have no doubt that the players will find the International Course at the Club ideally suited to match play golf."

Defending champion Graeme McDowell has already confirmed he will defend his title in Kent.

He said: "I have heard that the International Course at the London Golf Club is a great track and I’m looking forward to seeing it for myself.

"I finished third at the 2008 European Open on the Heritage Course there and I think it will make for a fantastic venue. I'm very much looking forward to defending my title there in October."

World No.3 Henrik Stenson is also confirmed to play at the event.

European Tour chief executive George O'Grady added: "Already a tournament with a great tradition on the European Tour, we look forward to the Volvo World Match Play Championship adding a new chapter to its rich history in this, its 50th year, when it is played for the first time at The London Golf Club.

"The International Course will provide a fitting match play test for the world’s best."

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