The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour, Clipper Logistics and Moor Allerton Golf Club are delighted to announce the Clipper Logistics Players Championship will be played over four days and 72 holes this August, a first for the tour.
Clipper Logistics will be adding an additional £10,000 to the prize fund to create a £60,000 tournament purse, with the winner taking home £12,000.
The tournament is a major step for the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour, the UK’s number one tour and leading satellite to the European Tour.
The Clipper Logistics Players Championship has also been secured for three years, guaranteeing a minimum 54-hole HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour event at Moor Allerton Golf Club until 2017, with the option to continue as a 72-hole tournament.
This year’s event will commence on Wednesday, August 26, concluding on Saturday, August 29 with a pre-tournament pro-am to be played on Tuesday, August 25. A cut to the leading 50 players plus ties will be made after 36 holes.
Barry Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport and the EuroPro Tour, commented: “This is brilliant news for the Tour. It brings the EuroPro even closer to the Challenge and European Tours and means the best young golfers in the country will have the chance to experience the rigorous demands of performing well over 72 holes in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
“The EuroPro Tour has made great strides over the last few years. This year we have seen prize funds increased by 25% across the season and to have the Clipper Logistics Players Championship as our first 72-hole event will undoubtedly be one of our highlights of the summer.”
James Whitaker, Head Professional at Moor Allerton Golf Club, said: “This is a great opportunity for the EuroPro’s players and for Moor Allerton. This will be the third consecutive year in which we have hosted the PGA EuroPro Tour and this is a really big step in growing the event.”