ORLANDO, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tavistock Cup finalized its pairings for the World Golf and Country Club Championship that will be contested at Isleworth Golf & Country Club March 14 and 15. The eighth annual Tavistock Cup will feature 24 of the top touring professional members of Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Queenwood Golf Club.
The two-day tournament will introduce a new playing format this year. Round 1 will be better ball stroke play. Each team will count three 18-hole better ball scores. The team with the lowest cumulative score will be leading after Round 1.
Round 2 will feature individual stroke play. In each group, each player will play their own ball. Each team will count six 18-hole individual scores. The team with the lowest score in relation to par at the end of both rounds will be crowned World Golf and Country Club Champion.
Arjun Atwal will play for Team Albany in Tim Clark's place. An injury has prevented Clark from playing on the PGA Tour over the last few weeks. Atwal, a member of Albany, is no stranger to the Tavistock Cup, having played previously as a member of Isleworth.
2011 TAVISTOCK CUP DRAW
Arjun Atwal/Tiger Woods (Albany)
Thomas Bjorn/Adam Scott (Queenwood)
Robert Allenby/Stuart Appleby (Isleworth)
Peter Hanson/Henrik Stenson (Lake Nona)
Ian Poulter/Justin Rose (Albany)
Retief Goosen/Graeme McDowell (Lake Nona)
Brian Davis/J.B. Holmes (Isleworth)
Soren Kjeldsen/Paul McGinley (Queenwood)
Lee Janzen/Sean O'Hair (Isleworth)
Ross Fisher/Oliver Wilson (Lake Nona)
Ernie Els/Trevor Immelman (Albany)
Darren Clarke/David Howell (Queenwood)
Ernie Els (Albany)
Robert Allenby (Isleworth)
Oliver Wilson (Lake Nona)
Thomas Bjorn (Queenwood)
Trevor Immelman (Albany)
Lee Janzen (Isleworth)
Ross Fisher (Lake Nona)
Soren Kjeldsen (Queenwood)
Ian Poulter (Albany)
Stuart Appleby (Isleworth)
Henrik Stenson (Lake Nona)
Adam Scott (Queenwood)
Justin Rose (Albany)
Brian Davis (Isleworth)
Retief Goosen (Lake Nona)
David Howell (Queenwood)
Tiger Woods (Albany)
Sean O'Hair (Isleworth)
Graeme McDowell (Lake Nona)
Darren Clarke (Queenwood)
Arjun Atwal (Albany)
J.B. Holmes (Isleworth)
Peter Hanson (Lake Nona)
Paul McGinley (Queenwood)
The tournament will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel in the U.S., Canada and Japan and airs on international affiliates throughout the United Kingdom, Latin America and South Africa. TavistockCup.com will feature real-time live scoring of the matches.
ABOUT TAVISTOCK GROUP
Tavistock Group is an international private investment company founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in 175 companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group's investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. For more information, visit www.tavistock.com.
Albany is a new luxury resort community created by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Nestled among approximately 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas, Albany is conveniently located seven minutes and five miles from Nassau's international airport. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a well-appointed boutique hotel, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course, a fitness center and spa, an adult pool and bar, a family water park, a kids' clubhouse and casual and fine dining restaurants. Albany's deep-water marina is being designed and built to aesthetically rival the great resort ports of the world. For information, visit www.albanybahamas.com.
ABOUT ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes in southwest Orlando, Isleworth Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre private residential community with more than seven miles of shoreline and a championship golf course. Conceived by Arnold Palmer, designed by Ed Seay and enhanced by Steve Smyers, Isleworth's course features generous, undulating and fast greens and is consistently ranked one of the longest and toughest in Florida. Isleworth is home to an 89,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse where members have access to multiple dining venues and a fitness center. Members also enjoy tennis facilities, a year-round children's program, concierge services and 24-hour gated security. Isleworth's natural setting lends the perfect backdrop for its collection of monumental sculptures. Elegant estate homes, priced from $2 million to more than $20 million, are afforded commanding golf to water views. For more information, visit www.isleworth.com.
ABOUT LAKE NONA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre private residential golf club community set amidst pristine freshwater lakes and tall oaks, pines and native cypress trees. Located in southeast Orlando, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club features a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship golf course, which is recognized as one of the top residential courses in the world. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club boasts a splendid array of neighborhoods and residences, priced from $1 million to more than $7 million, constructed by some of the leading custom builders in the south. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club forms a cornerstone holding to the Tavistock Group's 7,000-acre mixed-use development plan highlighted by a life sciences cluster becoming known as Lake Nona Medical City. For more information, visit www.lakenona.com.
ABOUT QUEENWOOD GOLF CLUB
Queenwood Golf Club is a traditional private golf club nestled in the heart of the rolling Surrey countryside near London. Founded by American entrepreneur Frederick D. Green, Queenwood features a heathland course, extraordinary clubhouse facilities and a limited membership. Queenwood's course is the creation of David Kidd, widely known for his work at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Providing sophisticated tranquility for members and their guests, Queenwood's clubhouse offers a wide array of services available throughout the year, including fine dining experiences and luxurious guestrooms.
SOURCE Tavistock Group