ANTALYA, Turkey – Turkish Airlines will present the fourth edition of the Turkish Airlines Open – where fourteen times major champion Tiger Woods is scheduled to appear from 3rd to 6th November. The first of three Final Series events on the 2016 European Tour season will welcome one of the biggest golf stars of all time.
Tiger Woods, now 40 years old, has had an unprecedented career during his 20 years on tour. He has won 105 tournaments, including 14 ‘majors’. This fall Tiger Woods will be back in Turkey for the third time.
The tournament will take place in the Antalya region at a new venue, the stunning Regnum Carya Resort. Tiger Woods is set to attend the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open, together with the top 70 players in the Race to Dubai standings, to fight for a prize fund of $7m.
Thanks to the greatest golf star in the world’s plans to compete in Turkey, along with many other leading players, this year’s tournament promises to be another entertaining and dramatic week of golf.
“We are proud to support a top-class golf event, such as the Turkish Airlines Open 2016, and pleased to know that Tiger Woods chose Antalya as a key part of his competitive come back.” explained M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines.
Tiger Woods has played in two previous Turkish Airlines events. In the year 2013, Tiger also hit a golf ball from Europe to Asia across the iconic bridge in Istanbul, a great feat not to be forgotten.
This year the players will be competing over the new layout of the beautiful Carya GC. The Belek region in Antalya is renowned for its golf courses and breath taking surroundings along the Mediterranean coastline. Located just 25 minutes from Antalya airport, Carya Golf Club is a fitting venue. Measuring 7,186 yards, the course winds its way through the eucalyptus trees, serene lakes and subtle undulations. With a mixture of short strategic holes and demanding long holes the winners will have their work cut out if they are to lift the trophy on Sunday.
Past Champions of the event include Victor Dubuisson (2013, 2015) and Brooks Koepka (2014), and this year with the scheduled attendance of Tiger Woods the Turkish Airlines Open is one tournament that is surely not to be missed.