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PGA European - D+D Real Czech Masters Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, August 21st through Sunday, August 24th
SITE: Albatross Golf Resort, Vysoky Ujezd, Prague, Czech Republic
COURSE ARCHITECT: Keith Preston (2010)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,466
Hole-by-Hole1 - Par 5 538 yds
2 - Par 4 394 yds
3 - Par 3 219 yds
4 - Par 4 379 yds
5 - Par 4 451 yds
6 - Par 4 348 yds
7 - Par 3 195 yds
8 - Par 4 483 yds
9 - Par 5 639 yds
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36 3,646 yds
10 - Par 5 603 yds
11 - Par 4 424 yds
12 - Par 5 540 yds
13 - Par 3 215 yds
14 - Par 4 449 yds
15 - Par 4 465 yds
16 - Par 3 217 yds
17 - Par 4 490 yds
18 - Par 4 417 yds
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36 3,820 yds
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 6-7 a.m. (et),
  -- 9-11:30 a.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 7-11 a.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 6:30-11 a.m. (et)
Total Purse:  $1,331,981
Shares:  1st Place - $222,442; 2nd Place - $148,299; 3rd Place - $83,552
 
Past D+D Real Czech Masters Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
20141st Year of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Matthew Baldwin43rd in Race to Dubai, T-2 at Nelson Mandela Championship
Jamie Donaldson5th in Race to Dubai, World No. 29
Bradley Dredge2nd last week at Made in Denmark, 2 European Tour wins
Simon Dyson34th in Race to Dubai, 4 top-10 finishes in 2014
Tommy Fleetwood38th in Race to Dubai, 2nd at Volvo China Open
Stephen GallacherWon Omega Dubai Desert Classic, 9th in Race to Dubai
David Horsey55th in Race to Dubai, Won M2M Russian Open
Andy Sullivan44th in Race to Dubai, 2nd at Trophee Hassan II
Bernd Wiesberger35th in Race to Dubai, 2nd at Lyoness Open
Danny Willett39th in Race to Dubai, 4 top-10 finishes in 2014

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Stephen Gallacher
Darkhorse - Bradley Dredge
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Thomas Bjorn) - Finished tied for 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Scott Jamieson) - Finished tied for 45th
 
NOTES:The European Tour travels to the Czech Republic this week for the
inaugural D+D Real Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague. Two of the top 34 players in the world are in the field - Jamie Donaldson (29) and Stephen Gallacher (34).

The Welshman Donaldson is currently fifth in the Race to Dubai. He has four top-5 finishes this season, including a tie for second at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. Donaldson has won over 1.5 million euros and has a good chance to make his first Ryder Cup team.

Gallacher, from Scotland, won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January and has five top-6 finishes this season. He is currently ninth in the Race to Dubai with over 1.2 million euros.

This is the first European Tour event in the Czech Republic since the 2011 Czech Open, won by Oliver Fisher. The Czech Open was staged from 1995-97 and 2009-11.

The European Tour will be in Italy next week for the Italian Open in Torino, where Julien Quesne captured the 2013 title.

08/19 15:06:59 ET

As of August 19, 2014, at 03:07 PM ET

European Tour News
· Donaldson maintains lead in Prague

· Donaldson jumps out to lead at Czech Masters

· Warren wins by 2 in Denmark

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