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The European Tour has added another site to it's 2001 International Schedule with the announcement of the Open de Argentina, which will be played in Buenos Aires from March 29-April 1. This marks the first time that the European Tour has visited Argentina for a co-sanctioned tournament.
 
The tournament will be a full-field event, with half of the participants from the Association Argentina de golf, while the other half is comprised of members of the European Tour. This event is positioned on the European International Tour as the second leg of a South American tour, one week after the Sao Paulo Brazil Open.
 
Prize money for the Open de Argentina will be a total of $700,000 and the site in Buenos Aires is expected to be named soon.
 
The announcement of the Open de Argentina marks a homecoming for six Argentine players on the European tour: Jose Coceres, Angel Cabrera, Eduardo Romero, Richardo Gonzalez, Gustavo Rojas, and Jorge Berendt.
 
Romulo Zemborian, President of the Association Argentina de Golf (AAG), said, 'We feel the prospect of staging the Open de Argentina as part of the European Tour is a great step forward as the tournament approaches its centenary.
 
'The European tour is one of the top circuits in the world and has always had an important presence of Argentine players. The co- sanctioning of the event at a time when six Argentine players are currently on the tour enhances the importance of this great championship and Argentine golf in general, especially after the success of the recent WGC-EMC2 World Cup In Buenos Aires.
 
'We welcome and look forward to having our friends from the European Tour in Argentina soon.'
 
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