Ryder Cup golfers prepare for Portugal Masters in Vilamoura

Ryder Cup rookies Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher are set to tee up in the 2014 Portugal Masters, which will take place at Oceânico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura between October 9-12, two weeks after they represent Paul McGinley’s European team against the United States at Gleneagles.
But they will not the only Ryder Cup golfers looking for a victory in the Algarve. Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and Spaniard José Maria Olazábal are some of the other heavyweight golfers who have confirmed their presence at the Portugal Masters.
Another is Scotsman Stephen Gallacher, who was one of McGinley’s wild card picks after he narrowly missed automatic qualifying. He has produced some fine performances at Oceânico Victoria in recent years, finishing tied third 12 months ago – largely thanks to weekend rounds of 65-66 – and tied sixth in 2012.
Adding to The Ryder Cup flavour Nicolas Colsaerts, Peter Hanson and Francesco Molinari -all part of the 2012 team – will also be in the field for the €2 million event which is widely considered one of the most popular tournaments on the European Tour International Schedule.
Richard Green, the man who beat Molinari to the title in 2010, will also return for the tournament, as will fellow former winners Steve Webster (2007), Alvaro Quiros (2008), Shane Lowry (2012) and David Lynn (2013).
Once again, the home challenge will be spearheaded by Ricardo Santos, who has strong connections with the tournament as he has always lived in Vilamoura and his wife works at Oceânico Victoria.