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Ryder Cup stars in for Avantha Masters

The creme de la creme of European golf, including six Ryder Cup stars, would be in action when the fourth edition of the Avantha Masters tees off next week at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course here.

Ryder Cup stars Edoardo Molinari of Italy, Ignacio Garrido of Spain, England’s David Howell, Frenchman Thomas Levet, Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie and Welshman Philip Price would be there at the event tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the PGTI.

Between them, the six have amassed a total of 31 points in the biennial contest, with Montgomerie contributing most to the European cause with 23.5 points won in eight appearances as a player. Molinari played under Montgomerie’s captaincy in Wales in 2010, winning one point out of a possible three as Europe survived a final day fight back to defeat the Americans 14-13.

The two-time European Tour champion will be making his debut in the Avantha Masters. ‘Part of the joy of playing golf for a living is travelling the world and experiencing new countries and different cultures, so I’m really looking forward to playing in the Avantha Masters for the first time next week,’ Molinari said. ‘I have heard that golf is getting bigger in India all the time.’
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