BRIDGESTONE AMERICA'S GOLF CUP 2015 presentado por VALUE PLACE: Press Conference: Hotel Presidente Intercontinental de Polanco - Ciudad de México / Clínica de Golf: Bosque de Chapultepec - Ciudad de México DATE: Martes 20 de octubre PRESS: GolfMagazine Media Group - firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the cup, visite: www.americasgolfcup.com OFFICIAL SPONSORS: BRIDGESTONE - Title Sponsor VALUE - Presenting AMERICAN EXPRESS - Oficial Card DELTA AIRLINES - Official Airline HOTEL PRESIDENTE INTERCONTINENTAL DE POLANCO -Official Hotel BMW - Official Leasing EPURA - Official Water STELLA ARTOIS- Official Beer GOLF & SPA - Official MAgazine With the support of GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO With the special collaboration of: AVIS REVISTA AMURA REVISTA REAL STATE CLUB CAR
Bridgestone America´s Cup presented by Value was launched.
Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer in the last 20 years was present at the launching of the second edition of Bridgestone America´s Cup Golf presented by Value, to be played from October 22nd to 25th at Club Campestre of Mexico City. Also were present at the event Alfredo Castillo, head of CONADE; Horacio de la Vega, General Director INDEPORTE CDMX; Lisandro Borges, CEO of Bridgestone America´s Cup Golf; Daniel Benvenuti, President of Bridgestone; Carlos Bremer, CEO of Value Grupo Financiero Mexico; Nelson Silveiro, Director of Communications of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica; Pablo Suinaga, President of Mexican Golf Federation; Eduardo Rello Lara, President of Club Campestre of Mexico City; and Matt Kuchar, one of the most important players in the world; and Carlos Ortiz, the successful Mexican PGA TOUR player.
The conference was held at the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel attended by 180 journalists, more than 40 television cameras from local and international media, 60 accredited photographers and 120 reporters of Mexico´s most renowned graphics and digital media.
Tiger´s official activity in Mexico began early on Tuesday taking a picture at the "Altar to the fatherland" in Bosque de Chapultepec with Mexico City Governor, Miguel Mancera, who also named him "Distinguished Guest of the City of Mexico". Then Tiger attended the press conference and, when it finished, he was received by the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and his family, in the official residence of Los Pinos, in a 60-minute meeting.
In the afternoon, Woods participated with Lorena Ochoa, Matt Kuchar and Carlos Ortiz, among others, in a golf clinic in the Bosque de Chapultepec. At night, he was present at the gala dinner held at the Intercontinental Hotel, also attended by the main sponsors and special guests.
"It´s an honor to be in Mexico City, I had already been in the country but it´s my first time in this city. I am really sorry of not being able to play, but I hope to be back in 2016. I would like to be ready next year to compete, I´m in good health, maybe a little stiff, which is normal after the surgery I underwent a few weeks ago. I really want to support golf in Latin America; I like the idea of promoting golf in the area with this event. When Lisandro (Borges) contacted us, we understood that it was, perhaps, a good time to start doing so," said Tiger Woods, winner of 14 Majors and 79 PGA TOUR titles.
Meanwhile, Lisandro Borges said: "It is very important for Latin America to have a Copa America. Since we started this project last year in Argentina, we have managed to make it grow and we are proud of what we have achieved, our goal is to make Bridgestone America´s Cup Golf presented by Value bigger every year. I also want to thank Tiger for his effort and support, we all know that he underwent a surgery a few weeks ago and we value his presence today here with us."
Daniel Benvenuti highlighted that "the Bridgestone Golf America´s Cup is the most important golf event in the region. This tournament is an opportunity to adhere to the sports activities in the city with government support. It is not a coincidence that Bridgestone brand is present in the most important sporting events and now, in this championship, it shows we share the same values of competitiveness, discipline and commitment." On the other hand, Carlos Bremer said: "This event is a dream came true in a very important moment golf in Mexico. To host a tournament all over Mexico with the ambassadors who support constitutes a privilege for our country."
"It is a pride for Mexico City to receive a figure of the stature of Tiger Woods and there are no precedents in the area, of this America´s Cup Golf 2015," said Horacio De la Vega, adding that CDMX which is the capital of sports, and closes a remarkable year with events such as the final of World Cup archery and Mexico Grand Prix Formula 1. De la Vega Flores also highlighted the great communion between private initiative, CONADE and CDMX Government to bring major events to promote sport among the population.
"America´s Golf Cup shows what can be achieved when we are all united and we have common goals. This week our country will see great golf, and hopefully this will be the first of many times we welcome Tiger Woods in Mexico, it is a real distinction and honor," said Alfredo Castillo.
Carlos Ortiz, who will represent his country with Rodolfo Cazaubón in this Bridgestone America´s Cup Golf presented by Value, said: "whenever there is an event in my country I will do my best to accommodate my schedule, especially if it is a team tournament where you have to defend Mexican colors."
Matt Kuchar, number 13th in the world rankings and winner of 7 titles in the PGA TOUR, said he was "very excited of being in Mexico, I know the game format is different from the Presidents´ Cup but I really want to have fun and have a good time in this championship. They have also told me that the Latin audience, all Mexican, are very enthusiastic. We will do everything with my partner Justin (Hueber) to win this week."
The Bridgestone America´s Golf Cup presented by Value will be played in Fourball stroke play format and 30 teams will compete (60 players) representing 19 countries. The most prestigious team event in Latin America is part of the 2015 calendar of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and will have a purse of $300,000 US dollars, one of the most important in the region.