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Friday, 19 March 2010
The luxurious coastline of the Italian Riviera is the setting for this week’s tournament on the European Seniors Tour with players heading for the Sanremo Masters at Sanremo Golf Club.

The €200,000 (£136,106) tournament is being played for the first time and tees off on Friday October 1, with a strong line up of Seniors hoping to successfully wind down the year.

The Sanremo Masters is the penultimate leg of what has been another great season that has seen the Tour travel to some outstanding venues. Carl Mason, so dominant over the past two seasons, and many other winners from this year will make the trip to this stylish destination.

The Italian town of Sanremo, which boasts fantastic views of the western Riviera, is a wonderful new addition to the schedule. Known as the “City of Flowers” and home of the Italian Song Festival, it is a lure for tourists from all over the world.

Sanremo Golf Club was built in 1938 and was designed by Peter Gannon and is set within the olive groves of Val Gogna.

England’s Mason will be joined by Scotland’s Bill Longmuir and John Chillas, Argentinean Luis Carbonetti, Japan’s Seiji Ebihara, Terry Gale from Australia, and Englishmen David J Russell and Bob Cameron.

Mason won last year’s Seniors Tour Order of Merit and is on course to successfully defend his crown this season having claimed five titles this season.

Gale was the last player to win on Italian soil when he claimed the Bosch Italian Seniors Open in May at the Venice Golf Club.

The season ending Estoril Seniors Tour Championship in Portugal follows two weeks after, so the eagerly awaited Sanremo Masters will be a marvellous way to help bring the curtain down on the golfing year.

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