Dale Whitnell: “Ten years to get to the Tour”

It may have taken Dale Whitnell a decade to establish himself on the European Tour but the local favourite revealed he would do it all again after making a bright start at the 2021 Cazoo Classic.

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“It took me ten years to get to the European Tour after turning professional and I’d do it all over again, even though there was a lot of heartache and pain in there. But I feel I’m in a good place, I just had to grind away and I managed to get to where I want to be and now I’ve got to keep pushing. I feel I’m good enough to be here and now it’s just a case of putting myself into my contention, the more times you can do that the better you will be able to deal with it and hopefully this week’s no different”.

Solheim Cup organizers and BMW announced the creation of the BMW Celebrity Match during the week of the 2021 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Inverness Club from August 31 – September 6 in Toledo, Ohio. The celebrity match will be held on Thursday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at Inverness Club, with celebrities and players battling for the inaugural crown.

“We are excited to be able to bring the BMW Celebrity Match at the Solheim Cup to life during event week,” said Solheim Cup tournament director Becky Newell. “The match was designed with fans in mind as a way to elevate the experience for those attending the Solheim Cup, and we’re looking forward to watching these players try their hand at Inverness Club as a kickoff to one of women’s golf’s most distinguished team events.”

The celebrity match will have two teams teeing off No. 10 in a scramble format. Three-time U.S. Solheim Cup team captain and 31-time LPGA Tour winner, Juli Inkster, and six-time U.S. Team member and major champion Morgan Pressel are among the participants, as well as Radio Hall of Fame host and former NFL defensive lineman, Mike Golic. 

One of the teams will also be captained by none other than multi-Platinum selling and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Darius Rucker. 

“The Solheim Cup is a prestigious event that I always enjoy watching as a fan of great golf,” said Rucker. “I’m honored to be on the same course as these talented players and can’t wait for some friendly competition in the celebrity match!”.