Faldo confirmed for Senior Open in Porthcawl – and your chance to win tickets!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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The legends of golf are coming to Royal Porthcawl this month, with Sir Nick Faldo the latest big name to be confirmed for the star-studded field that will compete for the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex from July 27-30.

Six-time Major champion Faldo, the most successful British golfer in history, celebrates his 60th birthday on July 18 and believes there is no better way to mark more than 40 years as a professional than playing once again.

He said: “Playing a little competitive golf is part of my own plan for celebrating my 60th birthday and I look forward to playing the Senior Open.”

Fijian Vijay Singh will also bid to add to his haul of three Major Championships when he makes his Senior Open Championship debut at Royal Porthcawl in what will be just his fourth European Senior Tour event.

Singh is one of a number of former Major Champions competing for the Senior Claret Jug later this month, joining the likes of José María Olazábal, Fred Couples, John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Todd Hamilton and Ian Woosnam in the star-studded field.

Tickets and hospitality packages are still available, and Councillor Huw David, the Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex is taking place in Bridgend County Borough once again and we’re pleased to be one of the event partners.

“Three years ago, we were proud that the first golf ‘Major’ ever to be played in Wales was hosted here, and we’re delighted to welcome fans back to our corner of the golfing world.

“It will be a tough task to top 2014 but I know that everyone at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club has pulled out all the stops to provide excellent playing conditions yet again.

For more information and to buy tickets for the Senior Open, please visit www.senioropenchampionship.com or call 0800 023 2557, but Bridgend County Borough Council is giving away five pairs of season tickets for the Senior Open Championship – giving lucky golf fans the chance to watch every day of the action from Thursday to Sunday, including the practice day on Wednesday, July 26.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, you can enter the competition via the council’s ‘BridgendCBC’ Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Look out for the posts which will give instructions on how to get involved, and enter via all three social media channels to increase your chance of winning.

Entries can also be made by post by sending your name, telephone number and email address to ‘Golf competition’, Communications Marketing and Engagement Team, Bridgend County Borough Council, Level 1, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

The deadline entering the competition via social media or post is Wednesday 19 July.

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