Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar already confirmed!
The Turkish Airlines Open will boast all three of last year’s Olympic medallists, with Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar confirming their places at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort for the sixth tournament out of eight in the European Tour’s Rolex Series.
Englishman Rose won gold in Rio after a memorable duel with silver-medallist Stenson and Kuchar took bronze as golf returned to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.
Antalya hosts the Turkish Airlines Open for a fifth time this year and the trio will be battling it out again in the first of three consecutive Rolex Series events, which conclude the season-long Race to Dubai on the European Tour.
Aside from The Open Championship, is the first time the three have competed against each other on European soil since Rio.
It is a significant step and a major boost to the attempts of Turkish Airlines and the Turkish Golf Federation to grow the sport.
Rose said: “It’s great that people are looking forward to having the three of us there and I’m sure we’ll have another good tournament and hopefully another podium finish! Winning gold in Rio was one of the highlights of my career. Seeing Henrik and Kuch always brings back good memories and it was a great experience for us to share.”
The Turkish Airlines Open will be staged at the Regnum Carya for the second time from November 2-5 and will this year be part of the European Tour’s Rolex Series – the premium category of eight events on the European Tour, staged in a variety of golfing locations around the world, each with a minimum prize fund of US$7 million.