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Ancer, Kaymer and Stenson join Porsche European Open field

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Major Champions Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson and rising star Abraham Ancer will join defending champion Paul Casey at this year’s Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Courses, from June 3-6.

It will be Kaymer’s first appearance on the testing Porsche Nord Course on the outskirts of Hamburg, while Ancer and Stenson will make their tournament debuts.

Former World Number One Kaymer, who won the 2010 US PGA Championship and 2014 U.S. Open, will be making his first appearance at the Porsche European Open since 2016, where he finished sixth at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

The 2016 Open Champion Stenson will make his debut at this event ahead of hosting the Scandinavian Mixed the following week alongside Annika Sorenstam, while Ancer, who became the first Mexican golfer to play for the International Team at the 2019 Presidents Cup, will make his first appearance on Continental Europe.

“To say I’m thrilled is an understatement,” said Ancer, currently ranked 26th in the World. “I’m looking forward to many new experiences, a challenging golf course and, as a car lover, to many spectacular Porsche sports cars.”

Defending champion Paul Casey, who won the title in 2019, said: “A strong field is always a good thing. Having won so many titles, Martin is a superstar, especially in Germany. Contesting the last holes with him on Sunday, they’re the moments we play for. The boys are my friends, but I’ll obviously want to beat them.”

The first professional to record a hole-in-one on the 17th hole on the Porsche Nord Course will win a Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, the first derivative of the electric sports car.

Title sponsors Porsche and tournament promoters U.COM Event are hopeful of allowing a limited number of spectators on site for this year’s Porsche European Open. Tournament Director Dirk Glittenberg said: “The collaboration with the authorities and the European Tour is very constructive. Obviously the safety of everybody involved is the upmost priority in every possible scenario.”

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