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Ryder Cup stars bound for Ballyliffin 29.02.08

GOLFING legends Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Sam Torrance and Constantino Rocca are to play the European Seniors Tour at Ballyliffin Golf Club this summer, it's been confirmed.
Preparations are well under way at the award-winning course for the prestigious week-long tournament in June.
It is expected the former Ryder Cup stars will be a major crowd puller and will guarantee a great atmosphere in Ballyliffin for the week of the event.
"The awarding of this prestigious event to The Old Links is testament to
Golfing legends Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam.
the considerable investment by the club in recent years in conjunction with Faldo Design," said club manager, John Farren.
He said European Tour staff had visited the club a number of times in recent weeks and had been highly impressed with the facilities and setting for the event. Tour staff are to be based at the Trasna House Hotel with players and media taking up a good number of other hotels in the area.
Sam Torrance enjoys a laugh with Constantino Rocca. The Irish Seniors Open will be staged from June 20 to June 22 on The Old Links and will elevate Ballyliffin Golf Club to the unique position of having two tour championship links venues. The Glashedy Links hosted the Ladies Irish Open in 1998 and the North West of Ireland Open in 2002.
The tournament is a three day event with a field of 72 professionals and is preceded
and is preceded by two pro-am days.
A very limited number of teams may be available for the pro-am but with sponsors being given priority there will be very few places available.
Tickets for the European Seniors Tour are available from the European Tour website at  www.europeantourtickets.com .
To read more about the ongoing preparations for the event including returfing and a new irrigation system,  click here .
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