Top ranked Canadian Graham DeLaet and major champion Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland will tee it up on Sept. 23 in The Match at Cabot Links as part of a TV production led by two Emmy Award winning producers.
McDowell, No. 9 in the Official World Golf Rankings and the 2010 U.S. Open Champion, and DeLaet, Canada's top ranked golfer at No. 35 in the world, will highlight the inaugural Match at Cabot Links, on Canada's first and only true links golf course.
"We are thrilled to have two of the best golfers in the world come and experience Cabot for themselves," said Ben Cowan-Dewar, managing director of Cabot Links. "We think this journey will underscore the passion all golfers have for links golf and create unforgettable memories for the players and community of Inverness."
Located on the stunning west coast of Cape Breton, Cabot Links features an 18-hole par-70 course in addition to deluxe accommodations at Cabot Links Lodge. The Rod Whitman designed course incorporates the spectacular Cape Breton landscape, dramatic seaside, undulating terrain and sandy soil.
GOLF magazine recently ranked Cabot Links at 82nd among its Top 100 Courses in the World. The magazine noted: "Firm, rumpled, fescue fairways, coastal breezes and endless views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence make it abundantly clear why Nova Scotia is the Latin name for ‘New Scotland.’ "
DeLaet has recorded seven Top-10 finishes this year. He is fifth in FedEx Cup Playoff Standings and was recently named as Canada's lone representative on the International Team for the upcoming President's Cup.
The players will head to Cabot Links on the heels of the Tour Championship, which is the culmination of the FedEx Cup.
The TV production has been designed to capture the essence of match play and take a look into the personalities of the competitors beyond their role as PGA Tour professionals, while showcasing Cabot Links, which officially opened last year, and the Province of Nova Scotia when it airs domestically later this year.
Cowan-Dewar and Cabot Links co-owner Mike Keiser have recently started construction on Cabot Cliffs, a second 18-hole golf course at the Cabot Resort.
Cabot Cliffs is being built just north of Cabot Links on a property overlooking the Cape Breton coastline. Internationally recognized course architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw will design the course.