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STENSON'S DRIVE AT THE JOHNNIE WALKER CLASSIC
Sunday, February 1, 2004

STENSON'S DRIVE AT THE JOHNNIE WALKER CLASSIC
TAKES HIM ALL THE WAY TO SCOTLAND …

Bangkok, February 1: Henrik Stenson's 349-yard drive on the 14th hole during the third round of the Johnnie Walker Classic at Bangkok's Alpine Golf & Sports Club has earned him a spot in the prestigious Diageo Championship on the European Tour at Gleneagles in June.

The Diageo Championship, a favourite with golfers on the European Tour with prizemoney of UK£1.2m, will be held from June 10-13 at the Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary Course, one of three championship courses at the resort, which is the venue for the Ryder Cup in 2014.

The 27- year-old Swede outdrove fellow competitors such as Ernie Els, Nick Faldo and Thomas Bjorn over the third and final rounds of the Johnnie Walker Classic, Asia's richest golf event.

Commenting on the prize, Vorathep Rangchaikul, President of Riche Monde (Bangkok) Ltd. said: "The Johnnie Walker Classic is indisputably one of the premier international golf tournaments. By introducing a prize of this value we are reflecting both the status of the event and the Johnnie Walker brand's unique Scottish heritage. I can't think of anything more fitting than a luxury trip back to the home of Johnnie Walker to play in one of Europe's top golf tournaments."

 

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