European Tour

GolfSixes moves to Portugal on European Tour

2019-01-22 13:34
Paul Dunne, Gavin Moynihan
2018 GolfSixes winners Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The European Tour's innovative GolfSixes event will enter a new era in 2019 when it moves to continental Europe for the first time in Portugal hosting the GolfSixes Cascais from June 7-8.

The idyllic Portuguese region of Cascais will play host to the third edition of an event which has captured the imagination of the golfing world with its unique format, following two hugely successful editions at the Centurion Club in St Albans.

It will be the first time the tournament will be held outside of the United Kingdom.

The event will follow the same ground-breaking format as the 2018 GolfSixes, with four 'Wildcard Teams' - featuring stars of male and female golf - joining 12 other two-man teams of European Tour players representing their home nations.

The exciting two-day tournament will also be played over a Friday and Saturday for the first time.

With the UEFA Nations League Final and Third-place play-off taking place in Portugal on Sunday, June 9, an exciting weekend is in store for Portuguese sports fans and tourists alike.

Ireland emerged as GolfSixes champions last year when Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan overcame a French team comprising Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel in the final.

Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour, said: "I am thrilled with how the world of golf has embraced GolfSixes and this truly is an exciting development as we take this event to continental Europe for the first time."

Oitavos Dunes is currently ranked 55th in Golf Magazine's Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, while it is listed as Portugal's Number One golf course.

It has hosted the Open de Portugal on four occasions, first in 2005 when Paul Broadhurst emerged victorious, and then in three years in succession in 2007, 2008 and 2009, won by Pablo Martin Benavides, Grégory Bourdy and Michael Hoey respectively.

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