An all-star field has been announced for the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club in London on July 18, including 15 Major winners and current Masters Champion, Danny Willett.
Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg will bring together stars from the men’s and women’s game, following The Open at Royal Troon, under the banner of a Union of Golf and Giving. The Player Foundation, that supports children’s charities, the betterment of impoverished communities and the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the world, will raise much-needed funds for the chosen beneficiaries.
Competitors from the men’s game include tournament host Gary Player, Tom Watson, Danny Willett, Branden Grace, Martin Kaymer, Colin Montgomerie, Jason Dufner, Tom Lehman, Fred Couples, Padraig Harrington, Charl Schwartzel, Marc Leishman, Paul McGinley, Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam, Rich Beem and David Howell.
From the women’s game, Juli Inkster, Carly Booth, Suzann Pettersen, Georgia Hall, Joanna Klatten, Emma Cabrera-Bello, Victoria Lovelady, Danielle Montgomery, Caroline Martens, Anna Rawson, Courtney Harter, Alex Peters, Lauren Taylor and Sarah Jane Boyd will take part in the event at Wentworth Club’s Edinburgh Course, a Gary Player-designed layout.
“To be able to bring together a group of friends and fellow professionals that have collectively won 42 Majors is something very special,” said Gary Player. “I am confident our union of golf and giving, supported by our title sponsor Berenberg, will make a difference and positively affect the lives of vulnerable young people.”
“We are proud to be a part of the Gary Player Invitational global series that raises funds for such worthwhile causes,” said Dr. Hans-Walter Peters, Managing Partner of Berenberg. Berenberg was founded in 1590 and is the second oldest bank in the world.
“The tournament will not only raise money for Depaul UK, an organization that helps homeless young people in the UK, it will also be a meeting of our brand ambassador family, consisting of Gary Player, Colin Montgomerie, Martin Kaymer, Branden Grace, and Georgia Hall.”
The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational forms part of the world-leading Gary Player Invitational series, which has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $62 million for charities worldwide.
“I’m thrilled to be participating in the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational in London this year, and to be supporting The Player Foundation and its on-going contribution to helping those less fortunate around the world,” said reigning Masters Champion Danny Willett. “This is an amazing charity led golf tournament that allows us to help others while doing what we love, and I am so happy to be a part of it.”
In addition to the United Kingdom, annual events are staged by Black Knight International in Abu Dhabi, Japan, USA, China and South Africa.
The Player Foundation http://garyplayer.com/foundation