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The Celtic Manor Wales Open
The Celtic Manor Resort
City of Newport, Wales 01 Jun 2006 - 04 Jun 2006
Karlsson is Lord of the Manor in Wales
Robert Karlsson was installed as Lord of the Manor after capturing his sixth European Tour title at The Celtic Manor Resort. For a long time it was not quite the stately procession that the tall Swede might have expected, but ultimately none of his rivals could summon up a challenge to his authority and Karlsson ran out a worthy winner of The Celtic Manor Wales Open.
Austria Back in the Big Time after Ten years
After an absence of a decade, The BA-CA Golf Open, presented by Telekom Austria, returns to The European Tour International Schedule this week with a field brim full of quality and boasting a prizefund of €1,300,000. Played at the outstanding Fontana Golf Club on the outskirts of Vienna, The BA-CA Golf Open 2006 signals Austria’s renewed commitment to top level golf after three productive years on the European Challenge Tour.
Karlsson is a Record-Breaker at Celtic Manor
Robert Karlsson continued to devour his opponents and The European Tour record books in equal measures at a sun-kissed Celtic Manor Resort as he swept six strokes clear of the field going into the final round of The Celtic Manor Wales Open. The Swede became the first player to break 190 for 54 holes and anything under the par of 69 to close would eclipse Ian Woosnam and David Llewellyn’s all-time low total of 258.
Karlsson Head and Shoulders Above the Field at Celtic Manor
The European Tour seldom visits courses where the par is a generous 69, but when it does happen – as in this week at The Celtic Manor Resort – the results can be spectacular. A deluge of low scores were racked up in the second round of The Celtic Manor Wales Open as the leaderboards became a sea of red figures denoting sub-par numbers. Amid the glut of 61, 62s and 63s – following on from Phillip Archer’s remarkable 60 on Thursday – Robert Karlsson stood head and shoulders above the field in every sense.
Archer a finger touch away from history
It is not often a player who sweeps into the first round lead in a golf tournament feels a pang of regret, but in Phillip Archer’s case, such emotion was entirely understandable. Granted, the Englishman’s nine under par 60 was a fantastic way to start The Celtic Manor Wales Open, but he did pass up a glorious opportunity to make history by becoming the first player to card a 59 in a European Tour event.
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Jiménez Aiming for the Record Books in Wales
Miguel Angel Jiménez is well used to seeing his name sitting proudly in the European Tour record books and the charismatic Spaniard has a chance to carve another niche for himself in the annals this week when he defends his title in The Celtic Manor Wales Open.
Dougherty to Play in Wales
Nick Dougherty has announced that he will play in this year’s Celtic Manor Wales Open. Currently ranked number 65th in the world, he is well placed to secure a spot in this year’s Ryder Cup Team for The K Club in September as he presently occupies ninth position on the European Ryder Cup Points List and 11th place on the World Points List.
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