Woods, Kuchar & Cabrera Confirmed For 34-Nation America’s Golf Cup

Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar and double Major winning Angel Cabrera have been officially confirmed for the inaugural America´s Golf Cup to take from October 21st to October 26th at Pilar Golf Club.

An official presentation took place at the Madero Walk Eventos hall, in Puerto Madero to rubber stamp their appearance.

In attendance at the presentation were Lisandro Borges, CEO America´s Golf Cup; Juan Carlos Arroyo, Sports Secretary of the Pilar Municipality; Francisco Aleman, America’s Golf Cup Sports Director; Guillermo Ricaldoni, IMG Argentina Marketing Director, and Cabrera, who will represent Argentina in this Cup.

America's golf cupAlso at Puerto Madero were Andrés Romero and Carlos Franco, who are both PGA TOUR winners and have a chance to take part in the tournament.

The America’s Golf Cup was created with the aim of helping the development of golf in the region.

The AGC will be played every year at different countries in Latin America and will field many of the world’s best players in.

Woods will be competing in Argentina for a first time after being a member of the victorious 2000 World Cup held at the Buenos Aires Golf Club.

“When we thought about this championship, we wondered why a sport like golf, who has so many followers and players throughout the region, did not have an Americas Cup like any other sport,” said Lisandro Borges.

Launch of the 2014 America's Golf Cup - Guillermo Ricaldoni, Juan Carlos Arroyo, Lisandro Borges, Ángel Cabrera and Francisco Aleman.

Launch of the 2014 America’s Golf Cup – Guillermo Ricaldoni, Juan Carlos Arroyo, Lisandro Borges, Ángel Cabrera and Francisco Aleman.

“That was when we decided to put together the America’s Golf Cup. Great tournaments and great players need each other, and this is why we invited Ángel Cabrera, Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar to join this project. I am very proud that these three players have supported the event right from the start, because they believe that it will contribute greatly to the development of this sport in the region”.

Juan Carlos Arroyo, Sports Secretary of the Pilar Municipality added, “It makes the people of Pilar very proud to host such an important event, with so many top players. To associate Pilar with golf has great value, in addition, being one of the areas that has the most golf courses in the country”.

“Any tournament around the world that is played under the PGA TOUR’s supervision means no player is guaranteed a fee, so this means that Tiger will not get any special fee for attending the tournament.

“But yes, the PGA TOUR gave us a very welcoming hand by convincing Tiger and Kuchar to come. The PGA TOUR is very committed to the region, and part of that shows in the PGA TOUR Latin America”, pointed out Francisco Aleman, America’s Golf Cup Sports Director.

“IMG will be in charge of the production of the America´s Golf Cup. In order to be well prepared for those attending the event, to ensure that they will have a good time, and also to make sure that every player has all the necessary conveniences, there has to be someone behind the scenes”, saidGuillermo Ricaldoni, IMG Argentina’s Marketing Director.

The stunning Pilar Golf Club clubhouse that will host the first-ever America's Golf Cup.  (Photo - www.pilargolfclub.com)

The stunning Pilar Golf Club clubhouse that will host the first-ever America’s Golf Cup. (Photo – www.pilargolfclub.com)

Cabrera remarked, “It will be a unique tournament. I still think about the World Cup that we played in Argentina and lost to Tiger. I feel this championship gives us a chance to beat him this time. Tiger can provide a lot to the people who will go to see him. He is a real pro, and I myself, will give up anything to represent Argentina”.

Woods spoke to those present at the launch via a video hook-up and mentioned he has fond memories of his visit to Argentina in 2000. “Matt (Kuchar) and I will try to win the cup for the USA. We know that Angel (Cabrera) will also try to win, but we will not go away without a fight”.

The format of play of the America’s Golf Cup will be Four Ball best ball, through the four days of competition, and will feature a total of 34 participating countries, four of which will be invited.

Pilar Golf Club to host the   inaugural America's Golf Club.  (www.pilargolfclub.com)

Pilar Golf Club to host the inaugural America’s Golf Club. (www.pilargolfclub.com)

Those representing their countries, with the exception of the invited teams, will qualify to the AGC according to the October 12 Ranking of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

Tickets for America’s Golf Cup will be on sale via Ticketek, starting on Monday, June 2. Those who purchase the weekly pass using their VISA Card (official credit card of the America´s Golf Cup) before September 12 will take part in a draw to win one place to play the Pro-Am alongside the 14-time Major winning Woods. Another three of those will win a place to play the Pro-Am with Kuchar and also Cabrera.

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