This year the Volvo World Match Play Championship will be held in the International Course at the London Golf Club, from October 15 to 19. The 2014 Tournament will be played over 5 days unlike in previous years. The starting day will be on Wednesday. The remainder of the field will be announced later.
In this year we will celebrating the 50th annviversary since the inaugural Championship won by Arnold Palmer at Wentworth in 1964. €650,000 will be the first prize, while the total prize fund is €2.25m. The 2013 Champion Graeme McDowell will try to defend his title (see below, by Getty Images).
6 players from the 2014 European Ryder Cup team have qualified already for the Volvo World Match Play Championship. Beside Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, Thomas Björn, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher have qualified for the game.
At the same time there are additional qualified players as well: Thongchai Jaidee, Alexander Levy, Joost Luiten, Shane Lowry and Mikko Ilonen.