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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Nick Faldo Junior Series' Grand Final
to be held in Brazil in October

Nick Faldo today announced details of an exciting new development for the Faldo Junior Series with news that the 2008 Grand Final will be held in Brazil.
Some 80 finalists from over 30 Faldo Series tournaments in the UK, Europe and South America will be invited to the Costa do Sauipe Golf Resort on the northern coast of Brazil from October 25 to 31 when they will compete for the title of Faldo Series champion 2008.
This is the first time that the Faldo Series Grand Final has been held outside of the UK, a decision that marks Faldo’s commitment to taking his unique development programme to a truly global stage.
Supported by the European Tour, The R&A and the PGA, the Grand Final field will consist of European players from the UK, Russia, Turkey, Ireland and Iceland as well as finalists from the inaugural Faldo Series South America Championship and the age-category winners from the Faldo Series Asia, which now holds tournaments in 10 Asian countries.
Nick Faldo will host the event, giving participants a chance to meet and draw inspiration from Britain’s best ever golfer.
The six-time Major winner commented: “I’m really excited that we will be taking the Faldo Series Grand Final to South America this year. With our South America Championship there as well, I am keen to create a real presence in the region and bring our blend of competition and education to as many South American golfers as possible.
"This is our biggest Grand Final to date, with more competitors from more countries throughout the world than ever before and I’m thrilled to be offering these young golfers a tournament of truly global proportions.”
This announcement will come as a pleasant surprise and a big incentive for young golfers from the UK already half-way through the 2008 Faldo Series season, as well as the players that have already qualified for this event from Ireland, Russia, Iceland and Turkey.
The move to Brazil is part of a three-year agreement to host the Grand Final in South America and it is hoped that the Faldo Series can replicate in that continent the successful growth of its efforts in Europe and Asia.

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