GolfSixes: The players set for Centurion Club St Albans tournament

Andy Sullivan will represent England in the GolfSixes tournament at Centurion Club in St Albans (Pho

Andy Sullivan will represent England in the GolfSixes tournament at Centurion Club in St Albans (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) - Credit: Getty Images

The players competing in the inaugural European Tour GolfSixes tournament at Centurion Club in St Albans have been confirmed.

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Sixteen nations will tee off in the team competition played over six holes of the Centurion Club on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.

The two-man teams from England, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The Netherlands, USA and Wales will be split into four pools of four on the opening day.

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GolfSixes - Credit: Archant

The scoring in the initial group stages on the Saturday will be like football, with three points for a win, one for a draw and no points for a defeat.

The top two from each group will go forward to the quarter-final knockout stages on the Sunday, with hole difference not goal difference deciding the group if two countries are tied on points.

Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood will represent England in the GolfSixes at Centurion Club, St Albans.

Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood will represent England in the GolfSixes at Centurion Club, St Albans. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) - Credit: Getty Images


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Representing England in the short format game will be Ryder Cup stars Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan.

There could be an added edge for home fans, as reigning BMW PGA champion Wood and three-time European Tour winner Sullivan may find themselves in a home nations head-to-head against their rivals from Scotland and Wales.

A map of the GolfSixes site at Centurion Club

A map of the GolfSixes site at Centurion Club - Credit: Archant

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After claiming the winning point for Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Jamie Donaldson will be aiming to put on a similar display for Wales when he teams up with Bradley Dredge to chase GolfSixes glory.

While, with three European Tour wins apiece, Richie Ramsay and Marc Warren will be determined to call on all of their experience to raise the Saltire above the Centurion Club on Sunday, May 7.

THE TEAMS

The special tee box on the sixth hole of the GolfSixes course at Centurion Club for any play-offs

The special tee box on the sixth hole of the GolfSixes course at Centurion Club for any play-offs - Credit: Archant

1) ENGLAND

1 Chris Wood

The first hole at the GolfSixes tournament at Centurion Club

The first hole at the GolfSixes tournament at Centurion Club - Credit: Archant

2 Andy Sullivan

2) ITALY

1 Matteo Manassero

2 Renato Paratore

3) THAILAND

1 Thongchai Jaidee

2 Kiradech Aphibarnrat

4) INDIA

1 S.S.P Chawrasia

2 Chikkarangappa S

5) AUSTRALIA

1 Sam Brazel

2 Scott Hend

6) DENMARK

1 Thorbjørn Olesen

2 Lucas Bjerregaard

7) FRANCE

1 Alexander Levy

2 Grégory Bourdy

8) NETHERLANDS

1 Joost Luiten

2 Reinier Saxton

9) SPAIN

1 Pablo Larrazábal

2 Alejandro Cañizares

10) SCOTLAND

1 Richie Ramsay

2 Marc Warren

11) SOUTH AFRICA

1 Darren Fichardt

2 Brandon Stone

12) USA

1 Paul Peterson

2 David Lipsky

13) WALES

1 Bradley Dredge

2 Jamie Donaldson

14) BELGIUM

1 Nicolas Colsaerts

2 Thomas Detry

15) SWEDEN

1 Joakim Lagergren

2 Johan Carlsson

16) PORTUGAL

1 Ricardo Gouveia

2 José-Filipe Lima

Teams are listed by rank of leading entered European Tour member from the 2017 Exemption Category List as at Monday, March 13.

• GolfSixes tickets are available now at www.golfsixes.com/tickets

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