Professional golf returns to the Balearic Islands from the hands of the e | motion group with the ‘Mallorca Golf Open’
The tournament belongs to the prestigious European Tour, which returns to Mallorca ten years after its last outing on the island.
The event will be held from October 21 to 24 of this year at Golf Santa Ponça I.
After the great success of the ATP Mallorca Championships last June, e | motion group continues
betting firmly on the Balearic Islands and the major sporting events in Mallorca.
Mallorca, September 2, 2021. – The Mallorca Golf Open is now a reality. This morning, the European Tour has made it official that the best international professional golf will return to Mallorca with the e | motion group after a ten-year hiatus. The tournament will be played from October 21 to 24 of this year due to the cancellation of the Trophée Hassan II that was to be played in Rabat on those same dates.
With a prize money of 1 million euros, the Mallorca Golf Open will be played at the Golf Santa Ponsa I, par 72, designed by Folco Nardi in 1977, and which has already hosted European Tour events six times before. In addition, it will be the culmination of the so-called “Spanish tour” of the European Tour, which will take place during the month of October with the ACCIONA Open de España (October 7-10) and the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters (October 14-17).
“We are very proud that, after the ATP Mallorca Championships, we have managed to bring another top-level sporting event to Santa Ponça with the Mallorca Golf Open. This has only been possible thanks to the great collaboration with the European Tour, the support of the local authorities, among which are the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Consell de Mallorca and the Calvià City Council, as well as the Balearic Golf Federation and Golf Santa Ponça. With this tournament, one of the golf destinations The island’s most attractive attractions is once again the center of world sporting interest “, highlights Edwin Weindorfer, CEO of e | motion group.
“We are delighted to add the Mallorca Golf Open to our 2021 tournament schedule as part of a three-week tour of Spain this October. Despite ongoing international travel problems caused by the global pandemic, we are determined to provide our members a full calendar of gaming opportunities and to replace any canceled events. We thank Golf Santa Ponça, the promoter e | motion group and all the authorities of the Balearic Islands involved for their great support to move the project forward “, said Keith Pelley, Executive Director of the European Tour.
“Golf Santa Ponça is very happy to be able to host a European Tour event in Mallorca again after such a long time. For us it is an important concern, especially at this time, to bring enthusiasm and joy to Mallorca with an international event of such magnitude We hope to welcome all players, volunteers and sports lovers to enjoy this great sport with us. We firmly believe that this tournament will write another chapter in the success story of golf in Mallorca “, says Rocío Nigorra Cobián, President from Golf Santa Ponça.
On this same course in Santa Ponça where the Mallorca Golf Open will now be held, two Spanish golf legends have already provided stellar moments: the unforgettable Seve Ballesteros won the Balearic Open title in 1988, while Miguel Ángel Jiménez triumphed at Turespaña 1998 Balearic Open Masters, in the last European Tour tournament to date in the historic terrain of the southwest of the island.
In addition to the six participations in the European Tour held in Santa Ponça I and II, another seven tournaments were played in Mallorca between 2003 and 2011 at the Pula Golf Club, of which two other great Spanish stars, Sergio García, were victorious. (2004) and José María Olazábal (2005). On the last European Tour visit to the island so far, it was Darren Clarke who took the win in 2011 – just two months later, the Northern Irishman celebrated one of the greatest successes of his career by winning the Open Championship at the Royal St George’s.