Continuing to build on the success of hosting the 2010
Ryder Cup, the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport will find itself
back in the golfing spotlight this week as it hosts the 2014 Wales
First held in 2000 the tournament is now firmly established on the
European Tour and attracts some of the biggest names in golf.
This year's competitors include Lee Westwood, Jamie Donaldson and
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Event - Speedy Services
Wales Senior Open
Location - Porthcawl
Date - 14 - 16 June 2013
The Speedy Services Wales Senior Open will move
to a new date on the European Senior Tour schedule, when it returns
to Royal Porthcawl Golf Club from June 14 - 16, 2013 for the first
time since 2010.
Englishman Barry Lane captured the 2012 title when the event was
played at Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club on the August Bank
Holiday weekend, with the former Ryder Cup player holding off the
challenge of compatriot Philip Golding.
Royal Porthcawl had previously hosted the event in 2009 and 2010,
before the tournament returned to the Senior Tour schedule this
season after a year's absence with Speedy Services as the new title
The new June date - with the final round due to be played on
Father's Day - marks the 12th edition of the Speedy Services Wales
Senior Open, which was first played in 2001.
Royal Porthcawl welcomes the tournament as a precursor to hosting
The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex in 2014 - the first
Major Championship to be played in Wales - with both events part of
The Ryder Cup legacy following the staging of golf's premier team
competition at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010.
The Speedy Services Wales Senior Open will once again have a prize
fund of £250,000, and is expected to attract some of the leading
Senior Tour players. Previous champions have included Bill Longmuir
(2003), Carl Mason (2005, 2007), José Rivero (2006), Peter Mitchell
(2008) and John Bland (2010).