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Golf’s World Matchplay to move to Spain

The event has been held at Wentworth in England since its inception in 1964. It does not take place this year but is to move to Spain in 2009 under a round-robin format.

IMG said the event, with a prize fund of $5 million, would be staged at the Finca Cortesin club near Marbella with a new sponsor, Volvo.

This year’s season-ending Volvo Masters in Valderrama will be the last, to be replaced in 2009 by the Dubai World Championship as Volvo switch backing to a revamped Match Play.