Invitational event played in a Ryder Cup format with four teams (20/25 players) captained by sports legends. Sportsmen, VIP business guests and representatives from media worldwide will participate in this tournament parallel to the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final, the biggest corporate golf event in the world.
Teams will compete in order to raise funds for Scholas Foundation.
Ronan is a Northern Irish professional golfer who formerly played on the European Tour. He won the Boys Amateur Championship aged fifteen and played in the Walker Cup aged seventeen. He tied for first place with Peter McEvoy in the 1980 English Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy
In 1989 Ronan finished top of the European Tour Order of Merit. In that same year he was also part of the 1989 Ryder Cup winning team
Ronan has 7 tour wins in total, including the Volvo Masters.
After retiring from the tour in 2003, Ronan has recently made a return to the European Seniors Tour.
» more info at Ronan Rafferty profile
Manuel has 9 European Tour titles, including the British PGA Championship. He finished five seasons in the top ten of the Order of Merit.
He participated in two Ryder Cup with the European team as a player in 1981 and was vice-captain on 3 occasions. In 1985 he actively took part in the European Ryder Cup victory 27 years later.
Piñero was part of the Spanish team in the Golf World Cup 1976 to 1982. Winner of two editions, one with Severiano Ballesteros.
» more info at Manuel Piñero
Polland was born in Newcastle, County Down. He turned professional in 1968 and won four times on the European Tour between 1973 and 1980. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1973.
Since turning fifty he has played on the European Seniors Tour, where he has won twice. He was third in the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1998 and second in 1999.
» more info at Eddie Polland
Former Italian golfer. He was long known as the most successful male golfer that Italy has produced, until the 2018 success of Francesco Molinari, who credited Rocca as an inspiration to him following his Open victory. After a long career on the European Tour, Constantino is now playing on the European Seniors Tour. He has five European Tour wins and is best known for his second-place finish in the 1995 Open Championship, and his hole in one in 1995 Ryder Cup.
The 2001 European Tour season was the last in which Rocca finished inside the top hundred on the Order of Merit, though the remained exempt through 2006 due to his 1996 Volvo PGA Championship win.
» more info at Constantino Rocca
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