Kim and Villegas join European Tour
By Kit Alexander
30 October 2008 12:18
Anthony Kim and Camilo Villegas have confirmed that they will be joining the European Tour for the coming season.
The two players have been lured across the Atlantic to increase their international commitments by the lucrative Race to Dubai which gets underway with the HSBC Champions on 6 November - an event both players will be teeing off in.
The pair are widely regarded as two of the brightest prospects in golf having both had superb seasons that have propelled them into the top 10 in the world.
Both Kim, 23, and Villegas, 26, have won twice on the PGA Tour this season.
Other big-name players who previously played exclusively on the PGA Tour in America, including world number 2 Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy, are also considering playing the 12 events required to earn a place on the European Tour and a shot at the $10 million Race to Dubai.
If Mickelson did join the European Tour it would boast 9 of the world's top 10 players, the only exception being Tiger Woods.
As well as the first leg of the Race to Dubai, the HSBC Champions is also the first event in the free-to-play TG winter fantasy league. You can sign up for your chance to get involved and win £10,000-worth of great prizes here.