ISTANBUL, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth Turkish Airlines Open will get underway this Thursday 3 rd November at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, Antalya.
Masters champion Danny Willett is among the 78-man field playing for an incredible $7 million prize fund and crucial points in the Race to Dubai. Englishman Willett, 29, is currently second in The Race to Dubai standings, ahead of the first of three European Tour 'Final Series' tournaments. Also in the field at this week's Turkish Airlines Open are Ryder Cup contestants, Lee Westwood and Andy Sullivan. Willett said; "The Final Series is starting with a great event here in Turkey. I've had a couple of nice results down here at the Turkish Airlines Open before and it's lovely to be here. The hotel is great, Turkish Airlines is a brilliant sponsor and this is a beautiful place to play golf. We're set for a really good week." Mr. Mevlüt Çavusoglu, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, was in Antalya as well to attend and honour the tournament launch. Having started their sponsorship of top-level golf at the World Golf Final in 2012, Turkish Airlines has embraced the sport across the board and hope to extend their agreement to host the European Tour tournament, which will run for another two years.