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Captains to Set Tavistock Pace

04 Tavistock CupCaptains Ernie Els and Mark OMeara will kick off the inaugural Tavistock Cup in Mondays opening Four-ball match at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.
Els and Sven Struver, representing Lake Nona, will take on OMeara and Darren Clarke of Isleworth Country Club.
The Cup is a two-day competition (Live Monday and Tuesday on TGC at 1:00 p.m. ET; Re-airs at 7:30 p.m.) between residents and members of the two Orlando-area golf clubs, each owned by Tavistock Corp.
The event will feature four Four-ball matches Monday, worth a total of eight points, and 16 separate singles matches Tuesday, worth 16 points. It will take 12 points for one of the exclusive clubs to take the title.
In Mondays matches, Nick Faldo and Trevor Immelman of Lake Nona will face Isleworths Charles Howell III and John Cook. Ian Poulter and Justin Rose (LN) will battle Stuart Appleby and Robert Allenby (I); while Retief Goosen and Sergio Garcia (LN) face Scott Hoch and Lee Janzen (I)
The two-person team with the lowest 18-hole, better-ball score wins the match. A victory is worth two points; a tie worth one point.
Tuesday, the players will go out in foursomes and play singles matches (stroke play) against each of the opposing two other players in their foursome. Each victory is worth one point; a tie worth 1/2 point.
Annika Sorenstam will be present in the singles session. She will take Struvers place for Lake Nona. Craig Parry will substitute for John Cook Tuesday for Isleworth.
Parry was not originally on the Isleworth team. He was added after he won at Doral.
Sorenstam is playing in back-to-back LPGA Tour events in California and could only compete on Day 2 due to travel.
The only notable absentee is world No. 1 Tiger Woods.
The Isleworth resident did not given a reason publicly; though, it is understood that he is bound by contract to play non-tour events in the U.S. only on the ABC network, which shares ownership with the Walt Disney Corp. Woods has a lucrative endorsement contract with Disney.
The purse is $1.5 million, with an extra $1 million in par-3 prizes.
Each player on the winning team will receive $100,000, and each player on the losing team will receive $50,000. In addition, there will be a $100,000 purse for the low individual score on Day 2 of $50,000 for first place, $30,000 for second and $20,000 for third.
Entire team prizes will be awarded for spectacular individual performance on any of the four par-3 holes. If a player makes a hole-in-one, the player wins the prize and a prize for all seven of their individual teammates. BMW automobiles, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Nautiques by Correct Craft performance boats are the individual and team prizes for these holes.
Also, there will be a $10,000 cash award to each member of the team with the highest number of eagles throughout the two-day event.
The Tavistock Cup will not be open to the public.
Tuesday (Four-ball Singles):
Goosen (LN) vs. Clarke (I)
Garcia (LN) vs. Appleby (I)
Goosen (LN) vs. Appleby (I)
Garcia (LN) vs. Clarke (I)
Poulter (LN) vs. OMeara (I)
Faldo (LN) vs. Parry (I)
Poulter (LN) vs. Parry (I)
Faldo (LN) vs. OMeara (I)
Immelman (LN) vs. Howell III (I)
Rose (LN) vs. Hoch (I)
Immelman (LN) vs. Hoch (I)
Rose (LN) vs. Howell III (I)
Els (LN) vs. Allenby (I)
Sorenstam (LN) vs. Janzen (I)
Els (LN) vs. Janzen (I)
Sorenstam (LN) vs. Allenby (I)
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