Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Volvo World Match Play to feature top ranked field

CASARES, SPAIN - MAY 17: (L-R) Back row: YE Yang of Korea; Noh Seung-yul of Korea; Retief Goosen of South Africa; Jhonnattan Vegas of Venzuela; Charl Schwartzel of South Africa; Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium; Ian Poulter of England; Alvaro Quiros of Spain; Martin Kaymer of Germany; Lee Westwood of England; Anders Hansen of Denmark; Paul Lawrie of Scotland: Aaron Baddeley of Australia; Ryan Moore of the USA; Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa; Front row: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland; Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland; Paul Casey of England; Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain; Ross Fisher of England; Johan Edfors of Sweden; Luke Donald of England; Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark; Francesco Molinari of Italy pose for a photograph at the Welcome Dinner prior to the start of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at Finca Cortesin on May 17, 2011 in Casares, Spain. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The Volvo World Match Play begins Thursday with the four reigning major champions, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, and Martin Kaymer, as well as defending champ Ross Fisher. The event features some excellent matches within the 24 player field. Luke Donald, current world number two, will look to win his second match play event of the year after winning the Accenture Match Play in dominating fashion earlier in 2011.