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Trump gets in the swing

Billionaire entrepreneur Donald J. Trump is looking for 100 golfers to participate in the Trump Million Dollar Invitational.The Trump Million Dollar Invitational is a new golf tournament that will hold its inaugural event in May 2006 and be broadcast worldwide from the Trump International Golf Club at Raffles Resort Canouan Island, The

At a press conference held at Trump Tower in Manhattan, Trump issued a challenge to golfers around the world: “I am going to personally give one million dollars to the one golfer who can prove they have the skill and nerve it takes to survive under the most extreme pressure on one of the world’s most demanding courses. Because I’m not going to just give US$1 Million away…they’re going to have to take it.”

TaylorMade-adidas Golf will be presenting sponsor of the 2006 Trump Million Dollar Invitational; in addition, TaylorMade is the official golf equipment sponsor, adidas is the official apparel/footwear sponsor and Maxfli is the official ball sponsor.

“We believe this is going to be a very unique and exciting golf event,” said Mark King, TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s CEO. “It is a great fit with our family of brands because it shares our passion for golf, relies on great performances and embraces the spirit of competition. We are proud to partner with the Trump organisation to bring this event to life.”

As an invitation-only event, a maximum of 100 players will be invited to compete in the 54-hole stroke play tournament; entry fee is US$15,000 per player.