Bulgaria in the spotlight as 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship is just 2 months away

Тhe 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship will be played at the breathtaking Thracian Cliffs Course in Bulgaria from the 16th to the 19th May.
The elite Volvo World Match Play Championship, celebrating its 50th year in 2013, will gather 24 of the world’s best players to compete for this prestigious title via a qualification process designed to gather the highest quality international field. So far, Nicolas Colsaerts has qualified as the Defending Champion, Shane Lowry by winning the 2012 Portugal Masters; Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Hanson qualified as the leading four players on the final 2012 Race to Dubai Rankings.It was also announced that the prize fund for the 2013 Championship increases to €3,000,000 (€250,000 more than 2012) with the eventual winner taking home a €800,000 first prize.

Defending Champion Nicolas Colsaerts commented, “Winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship last year was my biggest individual achievement to date and I have no doubt that my success in such a prestigious match play tournament gave Captain Olazábal added confidence in me when he came to choose me as one of his Captain’s Picks for the 2012 Ryder Cup. The list of past champions of the Volvo World Match Play Championship reads like a who’s who of golf and I am very proud to see my name added to such an illustrious list which includes so many golfing greats including, Gary Player, Greg Norman, Sir Nick Faldo and the greatest match player of all-time, the late Seve Ballesteros.”
Colsaerts continued, “I am very excited to be defending my title at this new venue. As historic as the Match Play Championship is, I think it is pretty neat that it is still making history as the first full European tournament to be held in Bulgaria and I look forward to experiencing all Bulgaria has to offer in May.”

For more information about the tournament, please go to: http://www.thraciancliffs.com or http://www.facebook.com/thraciancliffs

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