It’s fair to say that 2020 has been an uncertain year for sport but there is finally some good news for golf fans with the announcement that the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be returning in 2021.
Between 17–20 June, 2021 UK golf fans will be treated to one of the first spectated events since the Covid-19 pandemic began as some of the world’s best golfers battle it out at Trevose Golf and Country Club in Cornwall.
Appearing on the recently renamed Legends Tour the four-day event will see a whole host of star names compete for a share of the €200,000 grand prize, with €50,000 going to the winner.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought an abrupt halt to the 2020 Legends Tour season before it had even begun, with the postponement of the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship event. Now, the tournament is making a triumphant return, with 1991 Masters winner Ian Woosnam OBE back as event host.
He will be joined by a number of Major winners and Ryder Cup stars with the likes of 1999 Open champion, Paul Lawrie OBE, two-time European Tour winner, Jean van de Velde and winner of the 2019 edition of this event, Jean-Francois Remesy all likely to be in attendance.
Talking about the return of the event Ian said: “It’s been a tough year for golf with the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns making it impossible for this event to be played in 2020,” he said.
“I’m delighted to announce that we will finally be returning to Trevose in 2021 and I’m personally itching to get back out onto the beautiful Championship course next summer.”
Since its launch in 2019, the Trevose tournament has gained a reputation as one of the very best events on the Legends Tour, particularly due to its idyllic location. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean, the Championship is the ultimate test of golf and the event will mark one of the first on the calendar that UK fans will be able to experience in person.
Earlier this year the Staysure Tour was renamed the Legends Tour and CEO Ryan Howsam explained the benefits the Tour can bring.
“Following the announcement of the joint venture in September, we have been working together on the brand and marketing channels to improve the commercial value of the Tour and therefore maximise the playing opportunities for the Legends Tour members,” he said.
“We have identified several exciting projects that will enhance the Legends Tour over the coming years.”
Once again Farmfoods will be returning as the Championship’s headline sponsor and leading brand agency Champions (UK) plc are back as event organisers.
Champions’ CEO John Hayes discussed the exciting return of the tournament: “We’re thrilled that plans are underway for the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship to return in 2021. Organising golf events is one of our team’s most rewarding jobs, so it’s been a difficult 2020 without our regular championships taking place,” he said.
“I’d like to thank Farmfoods owner Eric Herd, Trevose Golf and Country Club’s owners Nick and Billy Gammon for their continued support and I cannot wait to see the professionals back out on the course in June in what is sure to be a wonderful occasion.”
Throughout the Championship there will also be plenty of opportunities to raise money for charity with the Lord’s Taverners. The institution is the UK’s leading sports disability charity.
For more information on the event, including playing opportunities and FREE tickets visit the dedicated website https://europeanlegendslinks.
Alternatively, get in touch with Scott Giles at Champions (UK) plc. Call 0845 331 3031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.