Golf Glory: Ian Woosnam OBE Set to Host 2021 Trevose Tournament
Ian Woosnam OBE, 1991 Masters champion and Europe’s 2006 Ryder Cup winning captain, has been announced as the returning host of the Farmfoods European Legends Links 2021 Championship.
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And the golfing Hall of Famer, who spent 50 consecutive weeks as World Number One, is among a star studded playing lineup that promises to mark a spectacular return for golfing competition on UK soil.
The Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship, which will be held at the stunning Cornish setting of Trevose Golf & Country Club between 17-20 June, will see world-renowned golfers battling it out for first place and the €50,000 prize, as well as giving amateur golfers a chance to showcase their skills on these world-famous grounds.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having a huge impact on the sporting industry, the recently renamed Legends Tour is among the first to set the stage for guests to see their sporting heroes in the flesh.
Ian Woosnam, who was the first Welshman to win a major championship and earn his green jacket at The Masters, believes there’s new life yet for the sport as we emerge from the pandemic:
“I’m sure everybody’s going to be excited to get out and be playing,” he said.
“You can just imagine the great sense of anticipation – the sheer energy that be running through the player’s veins as they take to the course.
“Not just me, but the amateurs, the pros, everybody in attendance. I can’t wait to get out there and take it all in.”
Continuing, Ian expressed his delight at once again hosting and playing in this prestigious event:
“To compete against such talented individuals in a breath-taking location is truly an honour for me and, with the success of the previous event in 2019, I’m confident this tournament will be one to remember.”
Joining Ian in competition are golfing legends including 1999 Open champion, Paul Lawrie OBE, Ryder Cup star Peter Baker and British Masters champion Barry Lane, offering spectators and golf fanatics a star-studded experience and a thrilling, competitive atmosphere.
Furthermore, amateur golfers will be presented with the opportunity to play alongside their golfing role models, with the Pro-Am team event kicking off proceedings on Thursday 17 June.
Once again Farmfoods will be returning as the Championships headline sponsor and leading brand agency Champions (UK) plc are back as event organisers.
John Hayes, CEO, discusses Ian’s return as host:
“As one of the biggest names in golf, I can’t think of a better host for this year’s event”, he said.
“Now more than ever, we need a big personality to support the return of the sport and we’re thrilled to see someone of Ian’s stature backing what I believe will be an event to go down in history.”
Throughout the Championship there will also be plenty of opportunities to raise money for charity with the Lord’s Taverners. The charity is the UK’s leading sports disability charity.
For more information on this year’s Championship, including, playing, sponsorship, hospitality and attendance, visit https://europeanlegendslinks.com/