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Victorious Ryder Cup Vice Captains Join Monty at Golf Live 2011

8.30am 17th March 2011 - Exhibitions & Conferences - This story was updated on Sunday, May 15th, 2011

For the first time since they masterminded Europe’s stunning Ryder Cup victory at Celtic Manor in October last year, Colin Montgomerie will be joined by three of his vice captains at the London Golf Club on May 20-22.

Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn will unite with Colin Montgomerie for the most exciting golfing weekend in the UK this year, which will bring together the stars of the game, biggest personalities and leading manufacturers.

With Thomas Levet and David Howell already on board, and even more world-class player announcements to come, Golf LIVE 2011 will offer golf fans a sensational ‘inside the ropes’ experience. Attendees to the event will be treated to a feast of golf, including the three hole pro-celebrity challenge and professional masterclass theatres, where the all star line up will offer expert tips on how to improve all aspects of the game from tee to green.

Spectators will get the chance to watch, interact and learn from Thomas Bjorn, Denmark’s most famous golfer with an incredible 11 European Tour titles to his name, Paul McGinley, best known for holing the winning putt at the 2002 Ryder Cup, and one of the tour’s most popular players, Darren Clarke, who represented Europe in five consecutive Ryder Cups between 1997-2006. All of the world class talent at Golf LIVE 2011 will be sharing the secrets of their success with the fans.

After hearing about how successful last year’s inaugural event was, Darren Clarke is predicting an even more exciting experience for golf fans in 2011. He added: “I’m sure everyone will have a great day and will enjoy getting involved in the banter between the players and spectators.

“It’s brilliant to see that the fans can get so close to the professionals and I’m sure we can pass on a few tips to help improve their game and ensure a memorable experience for everyone.”

McGinley is looking forward to being part of something unique at the London Golf Club. He said: “I am delighted to be a part of Golf LIVE 2011. It will be great to work alongside Monty again, albeit in less pressurised surroundings this time, and all of the players are looking forward to giving golf fans a weekend they won’t forget.”

Thomas Bjorn, winner of the 2011 Qatar Masters and recent conqueror of Tiger Woods in the first round of the WGC Accenture Matchplay added: “At the young age of 40 I am starting to get my golf back to where I want to be. The win in Qatar was big for me and will hopefully be the start of a great season.

“We are fortunate in golf that we can keep playing at the highest level even into our 50’s so I am looking forward to meeting golf fans of all ages at this year’s GolfLIVE.  I’m particularly looking forward to the driving theatre as that was one of the keys to my success out in Qatar, so I have quite a few tips to impart.”

Tickets to Golf LIVE start from £45 and are available from the Golf LIVE website at



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