World’s best golfers descend on Antalya for Turkish Airlines Open 2017
Turkish Airlines Open 2017 will welcome a selection of the world’s best players
The fifth Turkish Airlines open will tee off on Thursday 2 November at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, Antalya.
The third last event of 2017’s European Tour, will welcome a selection of the world’s best players, including: Olympic champion Justin Rose, 2014 US Open winner Martin Kaymer, and 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson.
Competitors will battle it out for a share of the US $7 million prize fund on the world famous Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, which first played host to the tournament in 2016.
Ahead of his third visit to the Turkish Airlines Open, Henrik Stenson, said: “I always look forward to coming back to Turkey. The hospitality, quality of the course and fans, make for a truly memorable golfing experience. After tying for seventh in 2013, and third place in 2014, I am determined to continue my charge up the leader board this year and get my hands on the trophy at the end of the week.”
Players who strike a hole in one on the par-3 14th hole at this year’s tournament will win 1,000,000 air miles, by courtesy of the tournament sponsors.
Turkish Airlines, which flies to more countries than any other, has sponsored the event since 2013. It also sponsors and organises the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series. The competition was hosted in 100 cities across 62 countries, and provided a chance for amateurs to battle it out on some of the world’s best courses.
Turkish Airlines’ Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Seda Kalyoncu, said: “We once again welcome the world’s top golf players to Antalya, one of the leading golf destinations in the globe for a tournament that reflects the prestige and high quality of Turkish Airlines. Being one of the finest tournaments on the European Tour, Turkish Airlines Open has gone great lengths since its inception in 2013, drawing both the golf world’s attention and the leading players to Antalya.
As a sponsor of global sports organizations that unite people around the universal values of sportsmanship and friendly competition, Turkish Airlines places great emphasis on golf and stretch our support beyond Turkish Airlines Open. As the airline that flies to more countries than any other, we are also proud to lend our name to the world’s widest reaching corporate golf tournament, the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, which gives amateur players the chance to compete at some of the world’s best courses throughout the year.“
Turkish Golf Federation president Ahmet Agaoglu, added: “We look forward to greeting golf fans from across the world for what is set to be a captivating four day’s play.”
Following this week’s tournament, the tour will head to the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa ahead of the season finale DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.