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888poker.com to sponsor Tour Championships

888poker.com to sponsor Tour Championships

September 23rd, 2011

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The Tour Championships, the biggest and final event of the 2011 PGA EuroPro Tour season, will be sponsored by 888poker.com.

After 12 events of the campaign, the top 60 players in the Order of Merit have qualified for the event, which will be staged from October 5 to October 7 and could change their golfing careers.

It will be held at the prestigious Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort in Murcia, Spain, a course designed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus.

Each golfer will be playing three rounds, there is no cut, and the top five players on the money list after the tournament will secure their spots on next season’s Challenge Tour.

Only Chris Hanson and Graeme Clark are secured places in the top five with the three remaining positions currently occupied by Luke Goddard, Jamie Abbott and James Busby, who has finished twice on three occasions this season.

However, competition will be fierce and all of the entrants will be hopeful of winning the event and catapulting themselves to the next level in golf and be only one step away from joining Europe’s elite on the main European Tour.

Danny Nickless, Operations Manager for the PGA EuroPro Tour, was looked forward to the event. He said: “I’m delighted that we are staging the Tour Championship at the fabulous resort of Mar Menor.

“It adds to the Tour’s history of staging the best events at great venues and Mar Menor joins an illustrious list including Europe’s No 1 course Les Bordes and the fabulous Aphrodite Hills.

“The top 60 on the Order of Merit will enjoy the challenge Mar Menor offers and also its fabulous facilities with the wonderful five-star Intercontinental Hotel on site.

“It is a crucial week for everybody involved with a card on the Challenge Tour being handed out at the end of the week to the top five players on the Order of Merit.

“It is also great that we have such a fantastic company like 888 as the main title sponsor, who see it as very important to support grass roots developmental golf so it feeds the future of the game.

“Without sponsors such as 888 these great events would not exist. Thanks to everyone at 888 for all your pro-active support.”

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