Volvo World Match Play Championship 2011

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Between the 19th and the 22nd of May 2011, the Costa del Sol is the centre of attention for all golf fans: The Finca Cortesin, very close to Sotogrande, will be hosting the Volvo World Match Play. In this prestigious golf tournament the best golf players of the world shall participate.

The numbers one and two in the ranking, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood, will be heading the list of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, the best Golf tournaments in Europe, which already counts with 24 players, 10 of them being the best players on the planet.

The golf fans now have the perfect excuse to take a short vacation and escape to the beaches, good climate and fantastic nature of Sotogrande. The Hotel Club Marítimo de Sotogrande is the ideal place to enjoy in full some days of relaxation and attend this magnificent golf tournament. The Hotel is situated in the Yacht harbour of Sotogrande and only 25 minutes away from the Finca Cortesin.

You only take the Mediterranean AutoRoute and drive 15 Kilometres towards Marbella and you will reach this fantastic scenery with beautiful trees and beautiful Golf Course with more tan 700 meters, 100 Bunkers and the fantastic design of Cabell Robinson.

The Volvo World Match Play is one of the main golf tournaments of this golf season this year the above mention players Martin Kaymer (World number 1), Lee Westwood (number two), the northern Irish player Graeme McDowell (former winner of the US Open and 4th in the world ranking), the British Paul Casey (Who won the Volvo Golf Championship in Bahrain and 6th in the World ranking), the northern Irish Rory Mcllroy (number seven), the Korean Yeng – Eun Yang (Who was proclaimed winner of the PGA USA in 2009 )and won the Volvo Golf Open in China) or amongst others, Ross Fisher,  who defends the title of this tournament.

All players as well as premium visitors can enjoy the VIP section especially installed for the occasion with catering and kitchen headed by the chef of the famous restaurant Schilo, which makes the assistance to the Golf tournament even more tempting.

The attendances of all the above-mentioned players make this event a guaranteed success. The 24 players are divided in 8 groups of three-depending on their position in the World ranking and will play against each other on Thursday and Friday.  On Saturday the Quarter Finals will be played and on Sunday the Semi and Final shall take place.

 For Kaymer, the Volvo World Match Play will be the first tournament of the season played on European soil. “There is no better moment to come back to Spain, I like this country, to be a part of the Volvo World Match Play, where I expect to play better than in the beginning in 2009. I played well in Accenture and I look forward to play again the match play, a variety that I like a lot, says the German player

This year, with the participation of the best players, the Volvo Mundial Match Play return to be on highest level and is an honour for the European Golf Circuit.