The European Tour will return to Mallorca for the first time in ten years when Golf Santa Ponsa hosts the Mallorca Golf Open from October 21-24, 2021.
With a prize fund of €1million, the Mallorca Golf Open will be played in the week vacated by the cancellation of the Trophée Hassan II, creating a three-tournament Iberian Swing with the ACCIONA Open de Espana (October 7-10) and Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters (October 14-17).
The tournament will be played on the par-72 Golf Santa Ponsa I, designed by Folco Nardi in 1977, which has hosted European Tour events on six previous occasions.
Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to add the Mallorca Golf Open to our 2021 schedule as part of a three-week swing in Spain this October. Despite the ongoing international travel challenges caused by the global pandemic, we are fully committed to providing a full schedule of playing opportunities for our members, replacing any events which have been cancelled and minimising travel for them where possible.
“Today’s announcement is another example of that, and we are grateful to Golf Santa Ponsa, promoter eMotion and the Oficina de Turismo de Mallorca for their support.”
Rocio Nigorra Cobian, President of Golf Santa Ponsa, said: “We are thrilled to have a European tour event back after so many years. It is now 23 years, since 1998, that the venue held a European event for a seventh time, with winners like Seve Ballesteros and Miguel Angel Jiménez. We feel this is a particularly important time to do our part in bringing this great international event back in Mallorca for everyone to enjoy. We are very happy to welcome all players, volunteers and sports lovers to take part and enjoy with us the great game of golf at its best. We believe this could be another step in the success story for golf in Mallorca.”