1 min read" />


Samuel Ryder Acknowledged With PGAs of Europe Special Recognition Award

10th Jan 2018

Italy’s Di Ponziano Honoured With Christer Lindberg Bowl

9th Jan 2018

Renowned Coach, Jamie Gough, Wins PGAs of Europe’s John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching

8th Jan 2018

5-Star Evans Receives Prestigious PGA Professional Award

7th Jan 2018

Liam Duggan Earns PGAs of Europe ‘President’s Award for Golf Development’ Honour

6th Jan 2018

‘Golf Éducatif’ Programme Recognised With European Golf Development Award

5th Jan 2018

The Costa Daurada, A Universal Heritage

29th Dec 2017

The PGAs of Europe and Ralph Lauren Announce New Partnership

21st Dec 2017

Five Countries Latest to Achieve European Education Level System Recognition

10th Dec 2017

Golf Escapes & PGAs of Europe Join Forces

7th Dec 2017

Annual Congress & ITC Set New International Standard at Costa Navarino

4th Dec 2017

PGA in Ireland Land Third International Team Championship Title

26th Nov 2017

Ireland In Cruise Control at Costa Navarino

25th Nov 2017

Ireland Make Their Move in Messinia

23rd Nov 2017

Scotland Control the Course at Costa Navarino

23rd Nov 2017

28 Nationalities Set to Join for 2017 Annual Congress & ITC

22nd Nov 2017

International Support Secures Congress & ITC Success

20th Nov 2017

Thomas Lyte & PGAs of Europe Establish Supplier Partnership

16th Nov 2017

Annual Congress & International Team Championship Heading to Greece’s Costa Navarino

13th Nov 2017

Dominant Performance Earns Cort The Invitational Pro-Am Title

5th Nov 2017
load more

Open Champion, Darren Clarke, To Play in BEKO Classic 20121 min read

Posted on: 13th Nov 2012

2011 Open Champion, Darren Clarke, will compete in this year’s PGAs of Europe endorsed BEKO Classic from November 15-17, joining a host of top players that will battle it out at Cornelia Golf Club in Belek, near Antalya in southern Turkey.

Clarke brings with him the experience of almost 500 career starts on the European Tour since 1990 as well as his break-through major winning performance at the 2011 Open Championship, where he stormed to victory by three shots over Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.

Clarke, a five-time Ryder Cup player himself, has had a season that has also included a Vice-Captain role with the victorious Ryder Cup Team Europe, and no doubt his experience was passed on to the winning 12 players as they fought back for a record-equaling final day turnaround.

The BEKO Classic will already host another two European Ryder Cup players in the form of Andrew Coltart and Paul Broadhurst, making for a combined seven appearances, together with 24 European Tour wins, and 21 Challenge Tour wins between all the competitors.

Notable other entries include two-time Challenge tour winner, and one-time European Tour winner, Phil Golding, hoping to defend his BEKO Classic title after the stunning finish from the 2011 tournament; previous champions Simon Edwards, Jon Bevan, Jamie Little, Erol Simsek, Raymond Rusell, and Liam Bond; and winner of the 2004 Volvo PGA Championship, Scott Drummond.

The field will contest the Pro-Am over the Faldo design, 27-hole course, with a different 18-hole layout being played on each day, for a prize-fund of US$80,000, from November 15th to 17th 2012.


For live updates, results and news from the BEKO Classic 2012, keep checking www.pgae.com, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page. 

For more information on the Cornelia Golf Club visit www.corneliaresort.com.