Weekend winner at Wells Fargo Championship; 2009 U.S. Open Champion
Lucas Glover and
emerging star Jhonattan Vegas round out the field for 2011 event
TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ - With tickets for the 2011 TELUS World Skins Game
going on sale next week, the final two players in the field were
announced today. 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover, who emerged
victorious on Sunday with a playoff victory at the Wells Fargo
Championship, and emerging Venezuelan star Jhonattan Vegas, will join
fellow Nike Golf athletes Anthony Kim, Paul Casey and Stephen Ames as
the world-class five-some battle on the famous Fairmont Banff Springs
Tickets for the annual Canadian golf tradition, taking place Monday,
July 25 and Tuesday, July 26, will go on sale early next week (Monday,
May 16 at 9 a.m. MT) and are priced at $155 for the two-day event. Fans
can visit www.telusskins.com or call 1-866-60-SKIN-1 to purchase tickets.
"We were thrilled on Sunday watching Lucas Glover battle to a playoff
victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, and we're just as excited to
have him coming to the 2011 TELUS World Skins Game in Banff," said
Vitalis Gomes, director of marketing for Nike Golf Canada. "Lucas' win
on the weekend highlights the global talent on the Nike Golf staff and
the TELUS World Skins Game is the perfect opportunity to bring five of
those talented athletes together for two great days in one of Canada's
premier golf destinations."
The TELUS World Skins Game is always a highlight of the Canadian summer
sporting schedule for the country's most passionate golf fans, as well
as the community that hosts it. Fulfilling its promise to "give where
we live," the TELUS World Skins Game has raised more than $10 million
since 2001 for a wide variety of important causes across Canada.
"The stage is now set for the 2011 TELUS World Skins game at the
beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs golf course," said Monty Carter,
senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. "To have Glover and
Vegas included in the stellar line-up of players we've already
announced, and the TELUS World Skins' annual support of causes
important to the community, will help create the most exciting golf
event of the year."
In addition to Glover's win on the weekend, it was already an exciting
year for Nike Golf which is riding a wave of momentum with global
tournament wins and game-changing products such as the Lunar Control
shoe, worn by Masters champion Charl Schwartzel; the METHOD putter that
has won 20 championships including three majors; and the revolutionary
new 20XI premium ball with an innovative resin core that provides more
distance off the tee and more spin around greens. Nike Golf, the No. 1
apparel brand in golf, is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of its DRI-Fit technology which modernized golf apparel
with its moisture-wicking properties.
Designed in 1928 by Canada's world-renowned golf course architect,
Stanley Thompson, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is famous for
its panoramic beauty and challenging layout set in the heart of Banff
National Park. The course winds along the Bow River under the
snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle.
"The TELUS World Skins Game has always featured some of the most
prominent players in the game, and our partnership with Nike Golf, with
Lucas Glover's big win on the weekend, is a testament to the fact that
it is a world-class event," said Danny Fritz, vice president and
managing director of IMG Canada. "The fans in Banff, and those watching
on TSN across the country, will be in for a treat in July."
Owned and operated by IMG in Canada for 19 years, the TELUS World Skins
Game has included many of the biggest names in the game including Jack
Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Greg Norman.
Updates on the 2011 tournament will be posted on www.telusskins.com.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000
employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of
expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College is the leader in collegiate marketing, licensing and media rights. IMG's Joint Ventures, IMG Reliance, IMX and IMG CCTV, in the emerging markets of India, Brazil and China, offer the company
significant long-term growth opportunities.
IMG Media is the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports
programming. IMG Events and Federations owns and manages some of the most sought after events and includes long
standing associations with the world's most important sports
organizations, leagues, and federations. IMG Fashion owns and operates fashion events around the world and IMG Models represents the world's top models and leading designers and IMG Art+Commerce represents the most influential photographers, art directors and
stylists. For the past 50 years IMG Clients has been the global leader in talent representation, including over
1,000 elite athletes, coaches, industry executives and prestigious
sports organizations across the sports, entertainment, fashion and
media industries. IMG Academies is the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and
educational facility delivering sports training experiences to more
than 12,000 dedicated athletes from approximately 80 countries every
year. IMG Consulting connects many of the world's leading brands with consumers through
access to unique sports and entertainment properties. IMG Licensing is considered one of the premier independent licensing companies in the
sports, entertainment and media world. More information is available
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million
customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7
million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet
subscribers and more than 350,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by
President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services including data, Internet protocol
(IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245
million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered
4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS
Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic
initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding
philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to
receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com. To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit www.telus.com/csr.
About Nike Golf Canada
Based in Thornhill, Ontario, Nike Golf Canada markets, sells and distributes industry leading Nike Golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories throughout
Canada. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to honouring and respecting the traditions
and heritage of the game, and to providing committed golfers with the
absolute best equipment in the game. For more information on Nike Golf Canada, visit www.nikegolf.ca. Journalists seeking editorial information and downloadable images,
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