Golf Sixes Preview: Everything you need to know

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The second edition of GolfSixes is back for 2018 at Centurian Golf Club in St Albans: Here's everything you need to know about the pairs format, the teams, and how to watch.

With the addition of female teams and the retention of themed golf holes that include holes with a shot clock or nearest the pin contest, Golf Sixes returns for a second year - a week after the PGA Tour held their own two-man pairs competition at the Zurich Classic. 

Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup Captains Thomas Bjorn and Catriona Matthew are the first mixed team to be competing, and are joined by two other female-only teams as Charley Hull and Georgia Hall form an English team and Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda reprise their Solheim Cup pairing for a European team. 

Defending champions Lucas Bjerregaard and Thorbjørn Olesen have also returned to represent Denmark in the fast-paced competition as the 16 teams go head to head on the specifically designed 6 hole course for a total prize fund of €1 million with the eventual winners receiving €100,000 each. 

Golf Sixes: The Format

Matches will be played over all six holes with 1 point awarded for each hole won. The winner of each match will be the player with most points at the end of six holes.

The format is greensomes, where both players in each team hit tee shots on each hole. The best tee shot is selected and then the team alternate play of all subsequent shots required to complete the hole. 

On Saturday May 5, the 16 teams will be split into four groups of four teams, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knockout stages.

The quarter-finals, semi-finals, 3rd/4th place play-off match and the final will all be contested on Sunday May 6.

In the group stages, 3 points will be given for winning a match, 1 point will be given for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. 

How To Watch 

Saturday 5th May: 
Sky Sports Golf (12:00), Sky Sports Mix (12:00)

Sunday 6th May: 
Sky Sports Mix (12:00), Sky Sports Golf (12:30)

OR

Why not go and watch the live action on Saturday and Sunday? Tickets are priced at £5 for Children and £16 for adults. 
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Golf Sixes: The Teams

Group A
Denmark: Lucas Bjerregaard, Thorbjorn Olesen
Thailand: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thongchai Jaidee
USA: Daniel Im, David Lipsky
European W: Mel Reid, Carlota Ciganda

Group B
Australia: Wade Ormsby, Sam Brazel
South Korea: Jeunghun Wang, Soomin Lee
Spain: Pablo Larazzabal, Adrian Otaegui
Captains: Thomas Bjorn, Catriona Matthew

Group C
France: Romain Wattel, Alexander Levy
Italy: Renato Paratore, Eduardo Molinari
Scotland: Richie Ramsay, Scott Jamieson
Ireland: Paul Dunne & Gavin Moynihan

Group D
England: Matt Wallace, Eddie Pepperell
South Africa: George Coetzee, Hadyn Porteous
Sweden: Alexander Bjork, Joakim Lagergren
England W: Charley Hull, Georgia Hall 

The Draw/ Tee Times

➤ SATURDAY - GROUP MATCHES

SESSION 1

10:52 - USA v European Women
11:04 - Denmark v Thailand
11:16 - Australia v South Korea
11:28 - Spain v Captains
11:40 - France v Italy
11:52 - Scotland v Ireland
12:04 - England v England Women
12:16 - South Africa v Sweden

SESSION 2

12:35 - Denmark v European Women
12:47 - Thailand v USA
12:59 - Australia v Captains
13:11 - South Korea v Spain
13:23 - France v Ireland
13:35 - Scotland v Italy
13:47 - South Africa v England Women
13:59 - England v Sweden

SESSION 3

15:17 - Thailand v European Women
15:29 - Denmark v USA
15:41 - South Korea v Captains
15:53 - Australia v Spain
16:05 - France v Scotland
16:17 - Italy v Ireland
16:29 - Sweden v England Women
16:41 - England v South Africa

➤  SUNDAY - KNOCKOUT FORMAT

12:40 - QF1 Winner A v Runner Up B
12:55 - QF2 Winner C v Runner Up D
13:10 - QF3 Winner B v Runner Up A
13:25 - QF4 Winner D v Runner Up C

14:35 - SF1 Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
14:50 - SF2 Winner QF3 v Winner QF4

16:20 - 3rd/4th Play-off Runner up SF1 v Runner up SF2

16:35 - FINAL Winner SF1 v Winner SF2