Tigers Match-Up Pairings Set for Tavistock Cup


Tavistock CupORLANDO, Fla. -- Tavistock Cup, the ultimate crosstown rivalry between Isleworth and Lake Nonas international golf stars, has set pairings for the unique team competition, with Isleworths John Cook and Tiger Woods matched up against Lake Nonas Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson in the first group.
Held Monday and Tuesday, March 24 and 25, the Tavistock Cup presented by CitiPrivate Bank returns to Isleworth Golf & Country Club. Players will compete for a purse of $3.88 million and team hole-in-one prizes including 2009 Cadillac Escalade hybrids, Correct Craft Air Nautique boats, Full Swing golf simulators and a Cartier gifting experience.
Additionally, $1 million of the purse will be donated on behalf of the winning team to the charities of their choice, bringing the five-year charitable total to more than $3.5 million.
Day 1 Better Ball

players from Lake Nona listed first; Isleworth second
Group 1 - 1:42 p.m.
Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson vs. John Cook, Tiger Woods
Group 2 - 1:54 p.m.
Trevor Immelman, Mark McNulty vs. Charles Howell III, Mark OMeara
Group 3 - 2:06 p.m.
Chris DiMarco, Ernie Els vs. Robert Allenby, Nick OHern
Group 4 - 2:18 p.m.
Ben Curtis, Ian Poulter vs. Daniel Chopra, J.B. Holmes
Group 5 - 2:30 p.m.
Retief Goosen, Justin Rose vs. Stuart Appleby, Craig Parry
Round 1 will be a Fourball Medal Match Play. Within the fourball, the two-person team with the lowest 18-hole better ball total will win the match. Each win is worth 2 points, a tie is worth 1 point and a loss is worth 0 points. In total, there will be 10 points awarded for Round 1.
Day Two Singles
players from Lake Nona listed first; Isleworth second
Group 1 - 11:05 a.m.
Annika Sorenstam vs. Paula Creamer
Group 2 - 11:17 a.m.
Graeme McDowell vs. John Cook
Mark McNulty vs. John Cook
Graeme McDowell vs. Mark OMeara
Mark McNulty vs. Mark OMeara
Group 3 - 11:29 a.m.
Chris DiMarco vs. Daniel Chopra
Ian Poulter vs. Daniel Chopra
Chris DiMarco vs. J.B. Holmes
Ian Poulter vs. J.B. Holmes
Group 4 - 11:41 a.m.
Ernie Els vs. Robert Allenby
Trevor Immelman vs. Robert Allenby
Ernie Els vs. Stuart Appleby
Trevor Immelman vs. Stuart Appleby
Group 5 - 11:53 a.m.
Ben Curtis vs. Craig Parry
Henrik Stenson vs. Craig Parry
Ben Curtis vs. Nick OHern
Henrik Stenson vs. Nick OHern
Group 6 - 12:05 p.m.
Retief Goosen vs. Charles Howell
Justin Rose vs. Charles Howell
Retief Goosen vs. Tiger Woods
Justin Rose vs. Tiger Woods
Round 2 will be a Fourball Singles Medal Match Play format. Each player in the group plays an 18-hole stroke play singles match against each of the opposing two players; therefore, each player plays two singles matches. If there is a two-ball match, each player will play a singles match against their opponent. A win is worth 1 point, a tie is worth point and a loss is worth 0 points. In total there will be 21 points awarded for Round 2.
As a result, it will take 16 points to win the Tavistock Cup and be crowned the World Golf and Country Club Champion.
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