TELUS World Skins Game brings in additional PGA TOUR stars to ensure fans don't miss any world-class golf action



    
    Padraig Harrington, Michael Campbell and Chris DiMarco join Québec Pro
    Rémi Bouchard on Monday
    

    QUEBEC CITY, June 21 /CNW/ - Organizers of the 2009 TELUS World Skins
Game, taking place Monday and Tuesday, announced today that they will bring in
a number of PGA TOUR stars for a golf exhibition tomorrow at La Tempête Golf
Club. The additional players will substitute for the front nine holes of the
event that will be moved to Tuesday due to the weather delays at the U.S.
Open.
    In order to thank the fans for their support, and to ensure that every
minute of the day is filled with world class golf action, organizers announced
that PGA stars Padraig Harrington from Ireland, Michael Campbell from New
Zealand, and Chris DiMarco from the United States, would be joining top-ranked
Québec pro, Rémi Bouchard, for an exhibition match on Monday at La Tempête
Golf Club in Lévis.
    "We saw this as a chance to thank the fans of Québec for the support they
have showed from the time we announced La Tempête as the location for the 2009
event, and to ensure that this is the best TELUS World Skins Game yet." said
Brad Pelletier, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Canada.
"Fans will see even more world-class golf action with the addition of Padraig,
Michael and Chris on Monday before the main TELUS World Skins Game event on
Tuesday."
    Because the U.S. Open will be carried over to Monday, fans will see
Couples, Harrington, Campbell and DiMarco participate in the 8 a.m. Pro-Am,
followed by an exhibition match at 12:30 p.m. with the same pros joined by
Québec PGA pro Remi Bouchard. It is expected that all five TELUS World Skins
Game players, will arrive in Québec City by Monday night, and ALL 18 HOLES of
the TELUS World Skins Game, featuring Weir, Couples, Garcia, Ogilvy and
Poulter would be played on Tuesday beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    
                       TELUS WORLD SKINS GAME SCHEDULE

    Monday, June 22

    8:00 a.m. - Professionals play in Pro-Am (Front nine holes).

    12:30 p.m. - Exhibition Match featuring Fred Couples, Padraig Harrington,
    Michael Campbell, Chris DiMarco and Québec PGA pro Rémi Bouchard.

    Tuesday, June 23

    8:00 a.m. - Professionals play in Pro-Am (Back nine holes).

    12:30 p.m. - Mike Weir, Fred Couples, Sergio Garcia, Geoff Ogilvy and Ian
    Poulter to play ALL 18 HOLES of the TELUS World Skins Game.
    

    Fulfilling its promise to "give where we live", TELUS has partnered with
Opération Enfant Soleil, a local charity that invests in the development of
quality pediatric care in Québec, for the 2009 TELUS World Skins Game.
    Owned and operated by IMG in Canada for 17 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.
    The TELUS World Skins Game is also sponsored by Audi, Desjardins,
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, GREY GOOSE(R) Vodka, Québec City Tourism,
Québec Tourism and Samsung.

    About IMG

    Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse
businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management;
fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and
client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European
football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports.
IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational
facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000
junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.6 million
customer connections including 6.2 million wireless subscribers, 4.2 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. 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 have contributed $137 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6
million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community
Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more
information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Dave Haggith, IMG, (416)
960-5312 ext. 120, Dave.haggith@imgworld.com; Stacey Masson, TELUS, (514)
977-8766, Stacey.masson@telus.com

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