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1 September 2004

Omega European Masters 2004 - Preview


The 2004 Omega European Masters sees yet another strong field of contenders, as the organisers once again succeed in bettering themselves. In addition to the familiar faces of Omega ambassadors Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia, other big names who have travelled the sinuous route up to 1600 metre-high plateau include Korean K. J. Choi, 3rd at this year's Masters and 4th at the BMW Asian Open.

The tournament entry list also includes six players from the European Ryder Cup team: Miguel Angel Jimenez, winner of last week's BMW International Open, Frenchman Thomas Levet, Ireland's Paul McGinley and England's David Howell and Luke Donald, the winner of this year's Scandinavian Masters. Donald heard of his luck as one of Bernhard Langer's wildcard choices whilst on the plane for Crans-Montana. There is therefore a strong field challenging the defending champion Ernie Els for a share of the 1.6 million Euro prize money.