Lesser Knowns Get Their Chance

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European TourWith the year's final major, the PGA Championship, being played across the pond at Oak Hill Country Club in New York, the European Tour heads into Moscow for the BMW Russian Open.
 
It will be the first year in which the event is officially apart of the European Tour schedule, as the past seven years it was only on the Challenge Tour - the equivalent of the United States' Nationwide Tour.
 
And with most of the top names away contending for the PGA Championship, many players see this as a great opportunity to enhance their years, with both the regular tour and players from the Challenge Tour competing in the event.
 
Andrew Coltart heads the list players teeing it up in Moscow, as he already has five top-10 finishes on the season and ranks 35th on the Order of Merit - the European Tour's money list.
 
With a purse of $452,654 and $75,434 going to the winner, the time is now for players to make an otherwise lackluster year into a great one.
 
This will be the eighth straight year the tournament has been held at the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed layout situated just outside Moscow.
 
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