The European Tour returns to Mallorca for the first time in ten years when Golf Santa Ponsa hosts the Mallorca Golf Open from October 21st to 24th, 2021.
Mallorca Golf Open, European tour
With prize money of 1 million euros, the Mallorca Golf Open is played in the week that becomes free due to the cancellation of the Trophée Hassan II, and with the ACCIONA Open de Espana (October 7th to 10th) and Estrella Damm. an Iberian swing with three tournaments N / A
Andalusia Champion (October 14-17). The tournament will be played on the par 72 Golf Santa Ponsa I, which was designed by Folco Nardi in 1977 and which has already hosted six European Tour events. The Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros won the Open de Baleares title in 1988 and won again in 1992, with the Swede Ove Sellberg (1989), the South African Gavan Levenson (1991) and the Englishman Jim Payne (1993) also victorious, while New Greg Zeeland gymnast triumphed on the venue’s other 18-hole course, Santa Ponsa II.
Another Spanish champion, Miguel Angel Jiménez, won the Turespana Masters Open Baleares in Santa Ponsa I in 1998. On the Balearic island of Mallorca, between 2003 and 2011 another seven tournaments were held at the Pula Golf Club with the major champions Sergio Garcia and José María Olazábal. instead of among those who won the Mallorca Classic (2004 and 2005).
Darren Clarke then triumphed at the Iberdrola Open on their most recent visit to the European Tour in Mallorca in 2011, just two months before the Northern Irish lifted the Claret Jug at the Royal St Georges. Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour said: “We are excited to add the Mallorca Golf Open to our schedule for 2021 this October as part of a three-week swing in Spain.
“Despite the ongoing international travel challenges caused by the global pandemic, we are fully committed to providing our members with a full schedule of play options, replacing any canceled events and minimizing travel for them where possible.
“Today’s announcement is another example of this, and we thank Golf Santa Ponsa, the promoter eMotion and the Oficina de Turismo de Mallorca for their support.” Rocio Nigorra Cobian, President of Golf Santa Ponsa, said: “We at Golf Santa Ponsa are very happy to have a European tour event again after so many years.
It has now been 23 years, since 1998, that the venue has hosted a European event for the seventh time, with winners including Severiano Ballesteros, Miguel Angel Jiménez and Ove Selberg. We believe this is a particularly important time to do our part to bring this great international event back to Mallorca for everyone to enjoy.
We look forward to welcoming all players, volunteers and sports enthusiasts to enjoy the great game of golf at its best with us. We believe that this could be another step in the success story of golf on Mallorca. “
Edwin Weindorfer, CEO of e | motion group, said: “After the first ATP Mallorca Championships, we are very proud that we have succeeded in bringing another premium sporting event to Mallorca. “The Mallorca Golf Open will be held in Santa Ponsa / Calvia in October and we are confident that this event will be a long-term success on the European Tour schedule.
“This was only possible thanks to the great partnership with the European Tour, the support of local authorities including the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Council of Mallorca and the City of Calvia and the support of the Balearic Golf Association and Santa Ponsa Golf.
With this tournament, one of the most beautiful golf courses on the island is once again the focus of global sporting interest . organizes the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A until November 7th.