Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin will have their first competitive meeting since being appointed in their leading roles for the 2010 contest, when they line up in The Celtic Manor Wales Open from June 4-7, 2009, at The Celtic Manor Resort.

Montgomerie will be playing in his seventh Celtic Manor Wales Open and competing for the second time on The Twenty Ten Course – the first course in history built specifically to host The Ryder Cup.

Pavin took over from Paul Azinger last December and it will be his first visit to The Celtic Manor Resort and his first look at a course where his charges will tackle Montgomerie’s European Team from October 1-3, 2010.

“When I was appointed United States Ryder Cup Captain I spoke of what a great thrill it was for me to have this wonderful honour,” said Pavin.

“The Ryder Cup is the most dynamic and intense experience a competitive golfer will ever have and for me personally, the dream will begin to become reality with my trip to Wales in June.

Montgomerie admitted he was looking forward to teeing it up in The Celtic Manor Wales Open and welcomed the news that his opposite number would be in the field.

“It is tremendous news that Corey is playing and myself and Gaynor look forward very much to welcoming him and Lisa to Wales,” said the European Captain.

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