It has been confirmed that the Paul Lawrie Match Play will be played at the Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Germany in 2017.
The event remains a 64-man knock out match play with a €1 million prize fund and will be played August 17-20 on the beautiful Beckenbauer golf course of the Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Bavaria. After two years in Scotland, this will be the first year that the tournament is played outside of the UK.
The CEO of 4Sports & Entertainment, Dominik Senn, said: “We are very pleased to see the event coming to Germany in its third year. We know the venue very well as we have successfully run the Porsche European Open two years in a row at this fantastic golf resort.
The business reach of Germany presents an attractive market for sponsors and partners alike and we relish the opportunity to keep building on a very well received event the first two years.”
As the tournament host, Paul Lawrie added: “We are very fortunate to be able to host the 2017 event at the Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and I look forward to seeing the tournament taking place on a new soil. Scotland has been great for the event the last two years and we have hosted the event at two superb venues but the opportunity to play on the course where the Porsche European Open returned in 2015 is a fantastic change."