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Smurfit Kappa European Open
The K Club
Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland 06 Jul 2006 - 09 Jul 2006
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Record Prize Money Announced for Smurfit European Open
Record prize money of £2.4 million (€3,511,776) has been confirmed for the 2006 Smurfit European Open, which will take place over the Smurfit Course at The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland, from July 6-9. The £100,000 (€146,324) increase on 2005 continues the growth of the Smurfit European Open since 1995 when the Smurfit Kappa Group (previously the Jefferson Smurfit Group) became title sponsor
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Lead Roles for Irish Trio as Curtain Rises for Act One at The K Club
The first instalment in an eagerly-awaited “two-parter” at The K Club in County Kildare begins its opening act on Thursday when a star-studded cast tees up in the first round of the Smurfit Kappa European Open. The Irish Ryder Cup trio of Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley will be hoping to play lead roles as they go in search of valuable Ryder Cup points, a share of the record £2.4 million (€3,499,730) prize fund, and the second home victory in the tournament’s history.
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Dredge and Fasth Lead in Front of Record Crowds at the Smurfit Kappa European Open
Eleven weeks before one Welshman, Ian Woosnam, takes centre stage as Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain at The K Club, it was another golfer of the same nationality who enjoyed his day in the spotlight in front of the biggest single-day crowd at the first round of the Smurfit Kappa European Open.
Thanks to the patronage of Ulster Bank, which offered free general admission for the first round, an attendance of 29,032 experienced the excitement of The European Tour at close quarters, with Dredge and Swede Niclas Fasth ending “Super Thursday” on top of the leaderboard on 65, seven under par.
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