Brazil to host Faldo Series Grand Final

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Nick Faldo has announced that the Grand Final of the Faldo Series will take place in Brazil this October.

The Costa do Sauipe Golf Resort on the northern coast of Brazil will play host to 80 finalists from more than 30 Faldo Series tournaments in the UK, Europe and South America from 25-31 October.

It will be the first time that the Grand Final will be held outside the UK and marks the start of a three-year agreement that will see South America welcome the brightest talents from the Faldo Series to the Grand Final until 2010.

The event is supported by the European Tour, The R&A and the PGA and will feature players from the UK, Russia, Turkey, Ireland and Iceland as well as finalists from the inaugural Faldo Series South America Championship and the age-category winners from the Faldo Series Asia.

Faldo said: "I'm really excited that we will be taking the Faldo Series Grand Final to South America this year. With our South America Championship there as well, I'm keen to create a real presence in the region and bring our blend of competition and education to as many South American golfers as possible.

"This is our biggest Grand Final to date, with more competitors from more countries throughout the world than ever before and I’m thrilled to be offering these young golfers a tournament of truly global proportions."