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Team Albany Clinches First Tavistock Cup Title In Playoff

WINDERMERE, Fla., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Albany celebrated its first Tavistock Cup victory topping four-time defending champion Team Lake Nona in a one-hole playoff at Isleworth Golf & Country Club.

After Team Albany and Team Lake Nona both finished Tuesday's round with a score of 7-over-par, two players from each team competed in a best ball format playoff on Hole #18. Tiger Woods and Ian Poulter represented Team Albany, and Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson played for Team Lake Nona in the playoff.

Poulter sunk the winning putt breaking the tie between Albany and Lake Nona. Team Albany became the World Golf and Country Club Champion in its third Tavistock Cup start. Team Isleworth and Team Primland tied for third, Team Oak Tree National placed fifth and Team Queenwood finished sixth.

With a score of -2 (70), Team Primland's Webb Simpson earned the low medalist distinction and the Payne Stewart Salver Award. Team Lake Nona's McDowell was runner-up firing a 1-under-par (71).

The 10 th edition of the Tavistock Cup was condensed to a single-day individual stroke play format after a rain delay at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday forced several Tavistock Cup players to finish play on Monday. Because Monday's competition included only 16 of the 24 Tavistock Cup players, the scores did not count toward the final Tavistock Cup results.

The 2014 Tavistock Cup returns to Lake Nona Golf & Country Club on March 10 and 11.


Established in 2004, the annual Tavistock Cup is an officially sanctioned PGA TOUR event that brings together the best golf and country clubs in a team competition. The two-day tournament admits only invited guests and is broadcast around the world. Featuring the best players in the game, the Tavistock Cup crowns the World Golf and Country Club Champion. For more information, visit


Tavistock Group is an international private investment organization founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in more than 200 companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group's investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. For more information, visit


Opened in 2010, Albany is a luxury resort community created by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Nestled among approximately 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas, Albany is conveniently located seven minutes and five miles from Nassau's international airport. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a well-appointed boutique hotel, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course, a fitness center and spa, an adult pool and bar, a family water park, a kids' clubhouse, and casual and fine dining restaurants. Albany's deep-water marina is being designed and built to aesthetically rival the great resort ports of the world. For more information, visit


Nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes in southwest Orlando, Isleworth Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre private residential community with more than seven miles of shoreline and a championship golf course. Conceived by Arnold Palmer, designed by Ed Seay and enhanced by Steve Smyers, Isleworth's course is consistently ranked one of the longest and toughest in the nation for its generous, undulating and fast greens and has been a regular host of the PGA TOUR-sanctioned Tavistock Cup. Isleworth is home to an 89,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse where members have access to multiple dining venues and a fitness center. Members also enjoy tennis facilities, a year-round children's program, concierge services and 24-hour gated security. Isleworth's natural setting lends the perfect backdrop for its collection of monumental sculptures. Elegant estate homes, priced from $2 million to more than $20 million, are afforded commanding golf to water views. For more information, visit


Offering world-class education, exceptional family experiences and outstanding amenities, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club has delivered the highest quality of living in Central Florida for more than 25 years. A vibrant, international population of members and residents enjoy an active lifestyle along with a full social calendar for recreation, celebration and entertainment. Lake Nona's Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course is world-ranked and has been a regular host of the PGA TOUR-sanctioned Tavistock Cup. Lake Nona also features a newly renovated fitness center, guest lodge, tennis courts and pool, year-round children's programming, as well as a trio of pristine lakes providing freshwater fishing and boating opportunities. Just outside the gates of this private sanctuary lie numerous parks and trails, diverse workspaces, as well as forthcoming retail and entertainment choices beside a cluster of hospitals, universities and research institutions setting new benchmarks in medical education, patient care and scientific research. For more information, visit


Oak Tree National Golf Club is a 640-acre private, members-only golf club with an 18-hole championship course, a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by noted golf instructor E. J. Pfister, and a nationally recognized fitness center specializing in fitness programs and injury rehab for golfers. Located in the countryside of Edmond, Oklahoma, Oak Tree National was founded in 1976 by Ernie Vossler and Joe Walser. Oak Tree National was conceived by Pete Dye, who designed the course to be the most challenging in the United States. Characterized by hilly terrain and strong winds, the par-71 inland course has been host to several major tournaments. For more information, visit


Located in southwest Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland is a 12,000-acre eco-conscious mountain resort offering championship golf, a distinctive lodge and cottages, refined dining and an array of outdoor activities. Primland features 26 lodge rooms and suites, mountain homes, cottages, and the one-of-a-kind Golden Eagle Tree House. In 2006, Primland became home to the Highland Course, a championship golf course designed by renowned links architect Donald Steel. The par-72, mountaintop course measures 7,053 yards and weaves its way through the surrounding landscape across ridgetops and over valleys. Primland offers an array of outdoor and indoor amenities, including fishing, hiking, hunting, tennis, a Native American-inspired spa, fitness center, movie theater, and formal and casual dining spaces that serve seasonal farm-fresh products. For more information, visit


Queenwood Golf Club is a traditional private golf club nestled in the heart of the rolling Surrey countryside near London. Founded by American entrepreneur Frederick D. Green, Queenwood features a heathland course, extraordinary clubhouse facilities and a limited membership. Queenwood's course is the creation of David Kidd, widely known for his work at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Providing sophisticated tranquility for members and their guests, Queenwood's clubhouse offers a wide array of services available throughout the year, including fine dining experiences and luxurious guestrooms. For more information, visit


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