Corey Pavin will become the first presiding Ryder Cup Captain to play in The Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard when he takes his place in the world class field at Carnoustie from July 22-25, 2010.
The 50 year old will make his debut in the Championship just 11 weeks before he Captains the United States against Colin Montgomerie’s European Team.
“I love playing links golf - it is true golf in my opinion as it requires a lot of imagination and thinking. I like to play golf on the ground, not in the air. I like to run the ball up on the greens - even with my driver I like to hit it low and let it run and take the contour of the fairways if that helps me" said Pavin.
“It seems anywhere I go in the world these days The Ryder Cup comes up, which is great, but going back to Scotland for The Senior Open will be particularly special, especially with the next Ryder Cup in Europe being in Scotland at Gleneagles, not too far from Carnoustie. Anytime people want to talk about The Ryder Cup I love talking about it – I’m very passionate about it. It’s the greatest tournament there is.”
Spectators can buy tickets now for The Senior Open Championship by visiting www.senioropengolf.com or by calling +44 (0) 800 023 2557 or on the gate. One day tickets are £25 and season tickets are £70.
Substantial savings can now be made both on day passes and season tickets for The 2010 Senior Open Championship, which are priced respectively at £16.50 and £60, with a further 10% discount available to MasterCard holders.