The Grove is one of England's finest new venues, with the resort opening for business in 2003. The 2006 American Express Championship is scheduled for Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
'The International Federation of PGA Tours is delighted that the 2006 WGC- American Express Championship will be hosted by one of the UK's most outstanding new venues in The Grove,' said Ken Schofield, the Executive Director of The European Tour.
This will be the first time one of the World Golf Championships events will be staged in England since the series began in 1999.
In addition to the American Express Championship, the WGC series includes the Accenture Match Play Championship, the NEC Invitational and the World Cup, the only team event in the rotation.
The American Express Championship began in 1999 when Tiger Woods defeated Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez at Valderrama and Canada's Mike Weir succeeded him in Spain on year later.
The 2001 staging of the event was postponed due to the September 11th tragedies, but Woods came back to claim another victory in 2002 at Mount Juliet Conrad. In 2003 at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, Woods collected his third title in four starts.
In 2004, the tournament returned to Mount Juliet Conrad and next year the American Express Championship heads back to the United States. Harding Park in San Francisco will play host to the elite field.