London Golf Club will host a European Tour event for the first time since 2014 when the Cazoo Classic marks the fourth and final event of the 2021 UK Swing from August 12-15.
The Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage Course at London Golf Club, a European Tour Destination, will play host to the historic national open for the first time.
London Golf Club boasts a rich history of hosting elite professional events, beginning in 2008 with the first of two back-to-back editions of the European Open. Home favourite Ross Fisher emerged victorious in their first hosting of the prestigious tournament, overcoming Sergio Garcia by seven shots.
Frenchman Christian Cévaër claimed the 2009 European Open on the Heritage Course, beating a star-studded field which included former World Number Ones Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.
In 2014, London Golf Club’s International Course hosted the Volvo World Match Play where Finn Mikko Ilonen triumphed over his Scandinavian counterpart, Henrik Stenson of Sweden, in the final on a 3&1 scoreline.
The Kent venue has also been a popular stop on the Legends Tour in years past, hosting the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship – won by Philip Golding and Phillip Price respectively.
“We are delighted to be returning to London Golf Club later this year for the Cazoo Classic,” said Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour. “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the club, which was strengthened further when it became our very first European Tour Destination in 2010.
“The Heritage Course is a layout which has proven popular among our players in the past and I am sure it will be no different when we visit in August, marking the fourth and final event of our UK Swing – which will take in events in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.”
Stephen Follett, Chief Executive of London Golf Club: “The entire team at London Golf Club are delighted to be hosting the Cazoo Classic this year on our Heritage Course. Our courses have played host to many events throughout our club’s history, and we look forward to testing the Heritage against some of the best players in the game. It will be a joy to welcome everyone in August for what will certainly be a great show of championship golf.”