The Americans will be looking to follow in the footsteps of three countrymen who have won previously at this event: George Burns, Bob Byman and Craig Stadler.
Tom Lehman, the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, was scheduled to appear but has pulled out of the field with a right elbow injury.
Marc Warren is the defending champion after beating Robert Karlsson in a playoff last year. GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all four rounds this weekend.
Next week's event is the KLM Open, where Simon Dyson won in a playoff last year.