Lehman Azinger Added to UBS Warburg Cup

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Eighteen world-class players, nine from the United States and nine from the Rest of the World, have committed to play in the second annual UBS Warburg Cup, which features two 12-man teams competing in a Ryder-Cup style format.
 
The matches will be played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia Nov. 15-17.
 
The $3 million tournament is sanctioned by The European Seniors Tour. Each team consists of six players age 40-49 and six players 50 and over. Officials from the USGA and the R&A will act as referees.
 
Arnold Palmer is the playing captain of the United States team. The other eight players who have committed are Hale Irwin (Senior PGA Tour all-time leading money winner), Scott Hoch and Tom Lehman (PGA Tour career money list for players 40 - 49), Mark O'Meara, Curtis Strange and Paul Azinger (special invitations for players 40 - 49), Raymond Floyd and Tom Watson (special invitations for players 50 and older). All except Lehman and Azinger played on the U.S. team in the inaugural UBS Warburg Cup.
 
The remainder of the U.S. team will be the Senior PGA Tour's leading money winner on Oct. 27, one player from the PGA Tour career money list for players 40-49, and one special invitation for a player 50 and older.
 
Gary Player is the playing captain of the Rest of the World team. The other eight players who have committed are Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam (top three PGA European Tour career money winners for players 40 - 49), Sam Torrance and Eduardo Romero (special invitations for players 40 - 49), and Isao Aoki, Rodger Davis and Stewart Ginn (special invitations for players 50 and older). All except Romero and Davis played for the Rest of the World in last year's match.
 
The remainder of the Rest of the World team will be the top two from the European Senior Tour money list Oct. 20, and one special invitation for a player 40 - 49.
 
The Golf Channel will devote 52 hours of worldwide coverage to the UBS Warburg Cup, including 17 hours of live competition.
 
Six foursomes matches lead off play Nov. 15 and six four-ball matches Nov. 16. Twelve singles matches are slated Nov. 17, including a captain's match between Palmer and Player.
 
The U.S. rallied on the final day to win the UBS Warburg Cup at Kiawah Island last year, 12 1/2 - 11 1/2. Trailing, 7-5, after the first two days, Palmer started the U.S. comeback with a 2 and 1 victory over Player in a match between the two captains. Another featured match was the battle of Ryder Cup captains in which U.S. captain Strange and European captain Torrance halved. The U.S. won it with victories in the final two matches - Mark Calcavecchia defeating Woosnam, 1-up, and Larry Nelson defeating Frank Nobilo, 3 and 2.