DRIVE AT THE JOHNNIE WALKER CLASSIC
Sunday, February 1, 2004
AT THE JOHNNIE WALKER CLASSIC
TAKES HIM ALL THE WAY TO SCOTLAND
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.
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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