Kiawahs Cassique Course Hosts UBS


The fourth annual UBS Cup will take place on The Kiawah Island Clubs Cassique golf course on Kiawah Island, S.C.. The $3 million match-play event, which features two 12-man teams competing in a Ryder-Cup style format, will be held Nov. 18-21. The United States will be defending its title against the Rest of the World team.

Cassique, now four years old, was designed by Tom Watson. The Golf Channel, which is viewed in 62 million homes, will provide worldwide coverage of the UBS Cup.
Arnold Palmer will captain the U.S. team, while Gary Player will lead the Rest of the World. Each team consists of six players age 40-49 and six players 50 and over. The European Seniors Tour and the PGA Tour sanction the event.
Both team captains are looking forward to a challenging competition at Kiawah Island. Tom Watson did an outstanding job of creating a links course at Kiawah Island, said Palmer. It will be a challenging test for this head-to-head match play format.
Player said, What a magnificent setting for the UBS Cup. Tom Watson did our side a favor in creating a links-type course. Our players are going to feel right at home. I believe all of the players from both teams will enjoy the challenge of the course and the competition.

The United States won the inaugural UBS Cup in 2001, held on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, by a score of 12 - 11 . The U.S. then retained the trophy with a 14 - 9 , victory in 2002 on the Seaside Course at Sea Island, Georgia, and a 12-12 draw in 2003, again at Sea Island.

The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 in the morning prior to the pro-am. The competition begins with six foursome matches Friday, six-four ball matches Saturday, and the twelve single matches will conclude play on Sunday.
The Golf Channel will air all three days of the event.