Glover, Vegas Added To TELUS World Skins

With tickets for the 2011 TELUS World Skins Game going on sale next week, the final two players in the field were announced yesterday, May 10th. 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 course.

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.

Flagstick Digest delivers the most current and informative golf content directly to your inbox. Whether looking for the latest from the Tours, In-depth Interviews, Product Analysis or just about anything golf...WE DELIVER!