TaylorMade R9 Fairway Wood the Benson and Hedges International Open celebrates its 30th year in style as it moves in May to next year's Ryder Cup course, The Brabazon at The Belfry.
The year 2000 tournament not only marks the first event of this season's European Tour to be played in Britain but also rings in more changes with prize money boosted by 200,000 to 1 million.
Europe's Golf clubs top golfers will be testing their skills on the recently renovated Brabazon Course at The Belfry chasing a first prize of more than 166,660.
Early entrants include defending champion and leading European Money winner, Colin Montgomerie, along with former champions, Bernhard Langer, Honma golf clubs Seve Ballesteros, Darren Clarke, Jos Maria Olazbal and Sam Torrance.
The captain of Europe's 2001 Ryder Cup team will not only be battling the new course, Honma Beres MG813 Fairway Wood、 Honma Beres MG813 Driver And Honma Beres MG702 Irons but will also be keeping an eye out for some good performances from his opponents in preparation for the challenge against the USA next year.
The tournament moves to The Belfry this year after four years at The Oxfordshire Golf Club. Since the Ryder Cup was last played there in 1993, Golf Irons there has been a major investment in excess of 40 million at The Belfry by De Vere Hotels. This has included significant changes and 3.5 million spent on The Brabazon course alone.