Academic journal article International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship

Tour Golf Returns to Tunisia. (Company Round-Up)

Academic journal article International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship

Tour Golf Returns to Tunisia. (Company Round-Up)

Article excerpt

After a 17-year absence, top-flight golf returns to Tunisia this year as the Port El Kantaoui Golf Club plays host to the Tunisian Seniors Open, a brand-new event on the European Seniors Tour.

Contested by the leading 60 players from the European Seniors Tour exemption category list, the Tunisian Seniors Open will take place from 19-21 October 2001 and will mark one of the most eagerly-anticipated dates of the European Seniors Tour circuit.

The event represents the first major tournament to take place in the country since the mid 1980s when, for three years, the Port El Kantaoui course hosted the Tunisian Open, a major European Tour event. A number of the current European Seniors Tour line-up contested the event, including Tommy Horton MBE, Christy O'Connor Jnr and the 1982 Champion Antonio Garrido.

Slaheddine Maaoui, Tunisia's Minister for Tourism, Leisure and Handicrafts said: "We are thrilled to see the return of top European golf to Tunisia. The event will provide us with an ideal opportunity to showcase the magnificent Port El Kantaoui course and to promote the country as a world-class golfing destination. …

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