Graeme McDowell will defend his Volvo World Match Play title at the London Golf Club, Kent, England, from October 15-19.
GMAC endorsed the move to the Championship’s former traditional October date as well as a long awaited return to the United Kingdom.
McDowell commented, “I think it is fantastic that the Volvo World Match Play Championship will be played in England for this special anniversary.
“I enjoyed everything about my victory last year at Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria.
“The course was spectacular and any event that Volvo are involved in as a sponsor is always a privilege to win.
“It seems right though to celebrate the Championship’s 50th anniversary in England, where the tournament was held for so many years.
“I have heard that the International Course at the London Golf Club is a great track. I’m looking forward to defending my title there in October.”