HONG KONG, 16 October 2017, (HK Golfer News Wire) - The MercedesTrophy World Final was staged this year from 3 to 8 October. The final of the renowned worldwide MercedesTrophy customer tournament series took place in Stuttgart - the birthplace of the automobile.
The winners were decided in three rounds at two golf courses in the region. In Stuttgart and Sindelfingen, the international guests had an opportunity to experience the history, present and future of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Bernhard Langer, German golf pro, additionally dropped by for a two-day surprise visit and provided plenty of useful golfing tips.
32 national teams from five continents took part in the competition in Stuttgart for the coveted Nations Cup trophy. An exclusive five-day programme centring on golf and the Mercedes-Benz brand awaited the 96 participants. A visit to the Cannstatter Wasen beer festival was on the agenda, along with an outing to the Mercedes-Benz Museum and a guided tour of the production process at the plant in Sindelfingen.
After three rounds, Team South Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore) emerged victorious at this year's tournament, with Team Latin America (Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador) finishing as runners-up and Team North Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam) taking bronze. The Team Spirit Award went to the formation from Mexico, as a mark of recognition by all the participating teams for a particularly fair and friendly manner. Two-times major winner Bernhard Langer challenged the players to personal duels - both at individual level in a nearest-to-the-pin contest and at group level in a competition based on gross rankings.
"It is the striving for top performance and the absolute will to win that cement the bond between me and Mercedes-Benz. For me, the MercedesTrophy World Final is a unique event offering an opportunity to meet golf and car enthusiasts from all over the world. I'm always delighted to be invited and to be part of the proceedings," Bernhard Langer reveals.