Ryder Cup Captains head to Senior Open Championship

Sam Torrance

Three months before Europe and the United States go head-to-head at The Celtic Manor Resort, nine Ryder Cup Captains will take their place among the world class field for The Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard, at Carnoustie, from July 22 - 25.

Corey Pavin, who will become the first presiding Ryder Cup Captain to play in The Senior Open Championship, will be joined by the last five European Ryder Cup Captains: Sir Nick Faldo, Mark James, Bernhard Langer, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam.

Also confirmed to be part of the field are former United States Captains Tom Kite, Tom Lehman – who will be one of Pavin’s four Assistant Captains in Wales - and Tom Watson, who returns to the course where he won the first of his five Open Championships in 1975.

The R&A’s Director of Championships, David Hill, on behalf of The Senior Open Championship, said: “Carnoustie will provide a fantastic venue for The 2010 Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard, as it has done for The Open Championship on seven occasions. I’m sure that many thousands of spectators will flock to see these masters of the game taking on this most challenging of courses once again.”

Tickets are now on sale at a discounted rate to see the line up of Ryder Cup Captains play in The Senior Open Championship, while hospitality packages at Carnoustie Hotel are also available.
Spectators can buy tickets by visiting SeniorOpenGolf.com or by calling +44 (0) 800 023 2557, or on the gate.

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