World's top golfers gear up for the 2017 Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya

Published 26.10.2017 10:18
Updated 26.10.2017 13:54
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The fifth Turkish Airlines Open is set to start on Nov. 2 in Turkey's Mediterranean resort of Antalya.

Total prize money of $7M offered at event, which will feature 78 golfers hitting the links.

A total of 78 golfers, including last year's Olympic medalists Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, will compete in the four-day event, which is the sixth of eight in the European tour's Rolex Series tournaments.

Players who made the top 70 in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour are eligible to putt.

Apart from Olympic medallists Rose and Stenson, also set to compete are Turkish Airlines Open 2016 champion Thorbjørn Olesen, three major championship-winner Padraig Harrington, Ryder Cup icon Ian Poulter, Race to Dubai number one Tommy Fleetwood, and English golfer Tyrell Hatton.

A combined prize fund of $7 million will be given at the event, where three Turkish player will also hit the links.

Ali Altuntaş will be competing in the event for the fifth time, but for the first time as a professional. Amateur players Leon Kerem Açıkalın and Taner Yamaç will also compete under the Turkish Golf Federation's quota.

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