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Encyclopedia > Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles

The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, which has been one of the best known golf resorts in Scotland since the 1920s. The tournament was founded in 1998, and up to 2004 it was played over the Monarch's Course. In 2005 it will switch to the Jack Nicklaus designed PGA Centenary Course, which will be the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Gleneagles Hotel is a luxury hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is regarded by many as the greatest golfer of all time. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


The tournament is one of three on the current European Tour schedule which are played in Scotland, "The home of golf", not counting The Open Championship itself, which is played in Scotland most years, but sometimes in England. The other two Scottish based European Tour events are the Scottish Open and the Dunhill Links Championship. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... The Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ...


The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles has had five different names in its first seven years, although it has really only had one sponsor as both the Gleneagles Hotel and the Johnnie Walker brand are owned by Diageo. The event should not be confused with the Johnnie Walker Classic, which is a longer established golf tournament that is played in Asia and co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour. In 2004 the prize fund was 2,097,718. Johnnie Walker, keep walking. ... Diageo plc is a multinational alcoholic drinks and foods business listed on the London Stock Exchange. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The euro (€; ISO 4217 code EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. ...


Winners

Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles

  • 2005

Diageo Championship at Gleneagles

Diageo Scottish PGA Championship Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...

Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship Adam Scott (born June 16, 1980 in Adelaide, Australia), is a professional golfer and one of a crop of young Australians plying their trade on the major golf tours. ...

Scottish PGA Championship Paul Casey (b. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...

Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...

External links

  • Official site (http://www.johnniewalkerchampionship.com/introduction.html)
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site (http://www.europeantour.com/tournaments/latest.sps?iTourNo=2004029) - use the schedule browser on the left to access other years.

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