We’re delighted to announce that British golfing legend Ian Woosnam OBE will be returning to Nailcote Hall for the 84th edition of the prestigious Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
With more than 50 professional titles to his name worldwide and a famous Masters Tournament Green Jacket in his wardrobe, Ian Woosnam is quite simply one of the most successful European golfers of all time. The Welsh golfer will be joining up with his former Ryder Cup skipper and Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship host Tony Jacklin CBE at the Warwickshire-based course on 8-11 August 2017.
‘Woosie’ will always be remembered for his victory at Augusta National at the 1991 Masters. Starting the last hole of the tournament tied with José María Olazábal and Tom Watson on -11 Woosnam managed a solid par, while the other two players bogeyed and double bogeyed respectively to ensure the Welshman was the one wearing the Green Jacket come the close of play. The victory came at a time when Woosnam surged to the top of the world rankings earlier that season, a position he enjoyed for a total of 50 weeks.
Woosnam said: “I can’t wait to return to the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, it’s one of my favourite events, I love making the trip to Nailcote Hall every year.
“It looks like it’ll be another strong field of competitors, but I hope I’ll be able to make my mark on the competition.”
Woosnam’s former Ryder Cup Captain and Championship host Tony Jacklin is pleased to see the Welshman back once again: “Woosie is a true legend of the game, he is in the World Golf Hall of Fame and rightly so, we love having him at the Championship as he is a real character and the crowds love to watch him in action.”
Rick Cressman, owner of Nailcote Hall, added: “Nailcote Hall are delighted to be welcoming back a highly-decorated field of pros, including Ian who is one of the biggest stars of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.”
Since turning professional in 1976, Woosnam has been successful in every decade of his 40-year career and is still at the top of his game today. In his first season on the Senior Tour, Woosnam made history by becoming the only player to win both the European Tour Order of Merit and the European Senior Tour Order of Merit in his career. Another highlight was Woosnam’s captaincy of the 2006 European Ryder Cup team to victory over their American counterparts, winning 18.5-9.5 points at the K Club, Ireland.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is managed and promoted by leading brand agency Champions (UK) plc. Champions Managing Director Matthew Hayes commented: “We have been managing and delivering the event for a number of years, and Ian Woosnam returning to this year’s event reflects the ongoing strength of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
“The whole team work extremely hard to make the Championship bigger and better each year to ensure we deliver for our spectators, supporters and sponsors, who are so crucial to the success of the event.”
Spectators can register for free tickets at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship: britishpar3.com/booking/event-ticket/2017.