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Saab Wales Open Live Stream Celtic Manor Resort

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The Saab Wales Open, previously the Celtic Manor Wales Open, is a European Tour golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played each June. The event is hosted at the Celtic Manor Resort in the city of Newport, South Wales, also the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup. The tournament was originally played over the resort's Wentwood Hills course, but while that course was being redeveloped in readiness for the Ryder Cup, for three years it was played over the Roman Road course. Since 2008, the event has been played on the Ryder Cup Twenty-Ten course. The 2010 prize fund was 1.8 million.

 

In 2006, Sweden's Robert Karlsson broke the European Tour's 36-hole and 54-hole scoring records by shooting 124 for the first two rounds and 189 for the first three. However as the course was a par 69, which is rare at this level, his to-par scores were a much less remarkable 14-under after two rounds and 18-under after three. He shot two-over-par for the final round, but still won. In the same year, Phillip Archer posted a score of 60 in the first round, which would have been a 59 but for a missed birdie putt on the 18th green.

The Celtic Manor Resort is a golf-centric hotel and leisure resort in Newport, south Wales. It consists of two adjoining hotels, a country inn, two golf and country clubs, and a multi-purpose conference centre. It was the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup, the first to be held in Wales. The resort, owned by Sir Terry Matthews, is located on the south-facing side of Christchurch Hill in eastern Newport, overlooking Junction 24 of the M4 motorway. The golf courses extend over the ridge and down the north-facing side of the hill into the Vale of Usk, with views up to the Wentwood escarpment. The resort covers 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) of land.

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