Seve Trophy Up for Grabs

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Always a strong and tight knit bunch, the European Ryder Cup team - for one special week - will be divided up and forced to face each other for the third playing of The Seve Trophy in Spain.
 
The competition, named after legendary Spanish player Seve Ballesteros, pits a team from Continental Europe against a team from Great Britain & Ireland.
 
Colin MontgomerieBallesteros, himself the captain of the Continental Europe squad, will face off against captain Colin Montgomerie and the Great Britain & Ireland side which will be formed by Paul Casey, David Howell, Brian Davis, Padraig Harrington, Ian Poulter, Phillip Price, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and wild card selection Paul Lawrie.
 
Continental Europe counters with Thomas Bjorn, Alex Cejka, Niclas Fasth, Sergio Garcia, Ignacio Garrido, Fredrik Jacobson, Raphael Jacquelin, and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Jos Maria Olazabal, a fellow countryman of Ballesteros, was chosen as the captain's wild card selection.
 
The Ryder Cup-style format of match play golf will see fourball matches played on both Thursday and Friday; morning greensomes and afternoon foursomes on Saturday and the traditional ten singles matches on Sunday.
 
Great Britain & Ireland won last year with a score of 14 points to 11 at Druids Glen in Ireland, and the Continental Europe team will have its hands full trying and regain the Trophy they first won at Sunningdale in 2000.
 
Qualification for this years Seve Trophy includes four players from the Official World Golf Ranking, four more from the Volvo Order of Merit and one selected by each captain. Qualifying began with the BMW Asian Open last November and was finalized following the Telefonica Open de Madrid.
 
The competition will be held at the impressive Campo de Golf Parador El Saler in Valencia, Spain.
 
In addition to country pride, prize money for The Seve Trophy will hand out $174,367 to each player on the winning team.
 
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