Ian Poulter, Tiger Woods Lead Team Albany to Tavistock Cup Victory

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The weather delay that caused the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard not only impacted that event, but also altered the Tavistock Cup.  The latter of the two events was shortened to one day, whereas it normally takes place over two days. It was shortened to 18 holes over one day using a better ball format. Each Tavistock team counted four individual scores over the 18 holes.

For those that are not familiar, the Tavistock Cup is a team event that takes place in Florida, featuring pro golfers that are members of six golf clubs; Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona, Oak Tree National, Primland and Queenswood. Each team consists of four golfers that play for a variety of team and individual prizes throughout the event. The event has taken place each year since 2004.

Some of the biggest names in the world take part in this event, including Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Fred Couples and Adam Scott. This is likely the closest the public will ever get to witnessing a friendly round of golf amongst some of the best golfers in the world. Even though there are no FedEx Cup points or world status on the line, make no mistake that these guys take this event seriously.

This year’s event was won by Albany, thanks to a rock solid performance by Ian Poulter who birdied the first playoff hole to give his team the win over Lake Nona. The win by Albany broke the stranglehold that Lake Nona has had on the event, having won each of the last four years.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.