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Graeme McDowell among stellar names added to Butterfield Bermuda Championship field

Star attraction: Graeme McDowell a four-time winner on the PGA Tour and vice captain for Europe in the Ryder Cup in 2020, has been confirmed among The Butterfield Bermuda Championship field

The Butterfield Bermuda Championship field just got stronger, with the news that four major champions will join recently confirmed 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed at Port Royal Golf Course.

Joining Reed are Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover, Jason Dufner and Danny Willett.

McDowell, from Northern Ireland, is the 2010 US Open champion, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour and has recorded 38 top ten finishes. Along with ten international victories, McDowell also competed for team Europe in the Ryder Cup in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 and was a vice captain for 2020.

Making his Butterfield Bermuda Championship debut, McDowell tied for third in the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf when the PGA of America was held it at Port Royal.

Glover, of the United States, has four PGA Tour career victories, including the 2009 US Open. He has recorded 54 top ten placings and most recently won the 2021 John Deere Classic. Glover will be making his first appearance at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, but previously won the 2009 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal.

Compatriot Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship. The five-time winner on the PGA Tour has 47 top-ten finishes. He has one Ryder Cup appearance to his name, in 2012, and finished third in the 2013 PGA Grand Slam at Port Royal.

Willett, from England, won the 2016 Masters, his first PGA Tour win. Along with ten top-ten finishes, Willett has seven international victories, including the 2021 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. He also competed in the 2016 Ryder Cup and Summer Olympics.

Players have until Friday at 6pm Atlantic time to commit to the tournament. A full field list will be announced once the commitment deadline has passed.

“We are excited to have players of this calibre commit to our field,” said Justin Belanger, the tournament director. “With the announcement of additional general admission tickets for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rounds, we are almost sold out again. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the best players in the world compete right here in Bermuda.

“We have seen tremendous support for this year’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship and look forward to welcoming our fans back.”

Of the 125 general admission tickets released today for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday rounds, only a few now remain. Daily general admission is $35 and available only in advance through the Championship website

The additional tickets were possible after an exemption extension was granted by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport. The previously sold-out rounds will now welcome more spectators, with the additional general admission tickets available from today on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans are advised to act quickly to purchase the tickets.

“We are very excited to release an additional 125 general admission tickets per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” said Danielle Baiunco, the ticketing director for the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

“We cannot thank the community enough for their unwavering support and we are looking forward to another successful Butterfield Bermuda Championship.”

Tickets will not be sold at the gate and must be purchased in advance through the Championship website. No tickets remain for Thursday, October 28, the opening day of competition. All spectators two years and older must have a ticket to access the grounds of Port Royal Golf Course.

For an upgraded VIP experience, enjoy the Digicel Business Ocean Club. Overlooking Port Royal Golf Course’s signature 16th hole, hospitality tickets include all-inclusive beverage and light hors d’oeuvres. Less than 30 tickets remain for each day. Contact Justin Belanger at justin@butterfieldbdachampionship.com for details.

The Butterfield Bermuda Championship will be operating as a SafeKey event and will follow the PGA Tour fan safety guide and local Covid-19 health and safety regulations to promote a safe environment.

All spectators will be subject to a health questionnaire upon entry and are encouraged to wear a mask when unable to maintain physical distancing. Hand sanitiser units will be placed throughout the venue, including entrances, restrooms, and concession locations. For the safety of spectators and players, spectators will not be allowed to collect autographs from the players.

The Butterfield Bermuda Championships will have a field of 132 players, including defending champion Brian Gay, competing for an increased $6.5 million in prize money.

• For the latest Butterfield Bermuda Championship information, visit www.butterfieldbdachampionship.com

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Published October 21, 2021 at 7:53 am (Updated October 22, 2021 at 7:57 am)

Graeme McDowell among stellar names added to Butterfield Bermuda Championship field

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