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Madrid Trophy Promotion, Ávoris, NH Collection Hotels and the Madrid City Council, unite to promote the city as a sports destination

Madrid Trophy Promotion, NH Collection Hotels & Resorts and Ávoris Corporación Empresarial have joined forces to sign a strategic agreement with the Madrid City Council that will boost the visibility and appeal of the Spanish capital as a sports destination for two of the biggest tennis and golf events of the world: the Mutua Madrid

A radiant Pavon: “It’s the fruit of hard work. A massive achievement”

Matthieu Pavon arrived in the press conference room wearing a smile from ear to ear. After 185 tournaments, he is finally a DP World Tour champion. He took the lead on Thursday and never let it go. The first question he was asked was if he was nervous when Rahm stormed through his opening holes

Matthieu Pavon goes wire-to-wire in Madrid

From start to finish. No concessions. No hesitation. Rock solid like a champion and as if he has been winning titles his whole life, France’s Pavon claimed the first victory of his career at ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid. He took the lead in round one and never let it slip from his

Rahm flirts with history and signs out with a masterclass

How can it be that for three days Rahm’s putter has kept him out of contention, and today the hole looked bigger than a bucket? Golf is a capricious animal. On Friday the gods of the game rejected twelve of Rahm’s birdie attempts and on Sunday he started his round by pouring in four of

The Spanish contingent have the bit between their teeth

The last day of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid has two great Spanish stories in store for us, whose protagonists have a chance to make headlines if they are able to maintain their form. Alfredo García-Heredia and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño have earned the right to dream of going all the way on Sunday,

Action-packed moving day at ACCIONA Open de España as Pavon clings on to lead

The Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid witnessed an action-packed Moving Day in Madrid as multiple played vied for the lead. Frenchman Matthieu Pavon held firm, posting an impressive third-round 66 to finish atop the leaderboard and head into the final day with a two-stroke lead. “I fought a lot today against my emotions,

Mr Hole-In-One pays a visit to Madrid

Dan Bradbury (-10) provided one of the highlights of round 3, or even of the week. The Wakefield-born player fired the first hole-in-one of this year’s event. It came on hole 3 at Madrid’s Club de Campo, which today measured 227 yards. As if that were not enough, Bradbury went on to cover the first

Jon Rahm asks for the help of the fans: “Maybe the best is yet to come”

Jon Rahm’s game showed few signs of improvement in round three at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, but the world number 3 did manage to carve out a 67: “it’s been my worst ball-striking day and I’ve got a low score. The difference was holing a couple more putts, and those shots

The putter spoils Rahm’s comeback party

Jon Rahm’s birdie putt on the 12th hole perfectly sums up his 2023 ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid. It was tracking from the moment he hit the ball until it was one centimetre from the hole. Then, it swung to the right, at the very end. Rahm exploded: “What a week! I can’t believe

“I’m eight shots back and playing badly, I can eat into that easily”

You really will have to dig deep into the annals if you are to find a more frustrating day for Jon Rahm on the greens. The Barrika native was pulling his hair out, but nobody can say he did not keep trying until the end. “It’s not easy to hit the fairway on this course

Fireworks assured from the get-go in round three

The third day of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid promises to have a little of everything. The lion’s share of the spotlight will be on Jon Rahm and his attempt to fight back. But there is plenty more to feast the eyes on. 75 players made the cut at -2, so the

Several underdogs bid to eclipse Rahm and Rose: day three tee times

The third day of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid promises to have a little of everything. The lion’s share of the spotlight will be on Jon Rahm and his attempt to fight back. But there is plenty more to feast the eyes on. 75 players made the cut at -2, so the

Rahm survives the cut after an inexplicable afternoon

“WHAT A DAY!!” In three words, Jon Rahm perfectly summed up his black afternoon at Club de Campo. The cry came on the 12th, after missing his nth fairway by mere centimetres. Golf is a capricious animal and while the Spaniard’s driver was purring yesterday, today he could not buy a fairway. Hole 1 proved

Matthieu Pavon maintains lead after day two

Matthieu Pavon continued his impressive performance at the Acciona Open de Espana presented by Madrid, maintaining his spot at the top of the leaderboard for the second consecutive day. He currently holds a one-shot lead after two rounds at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. The Frenchman posted a three-under 69, featuring four birdies and

The Spanish dream lives on after a great Friday morning

It was a dream morning session on Friday for the Spanish ‘Armada’, with three home players finishing among the top 10 at this ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, with the afternoon session yet to reach its conclusion. The greens are perfect, and Alfredo García Heredia, Álex del Rey and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, who already

Rose digs deep and will be back at the weekend

Justin Rose took to the 10th tee at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid intent on banishing the memories of a disappointing Thursday, and he could not have got off to a better start. One hole, one birdie, quite a statement of intent. Yesterday he was frustrated by the number of birdie putts

Déjà vu at Club de Campo

Day two at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid is a key day for the players to position themselves at the top of the leaderboard and, more importantly, to see who makes the cut and who will be saying goodbye to Madrid for another year. By the end of the day, we will

Matthieu Pavon seizes early lead in ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

In the opening round of the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid, Matthew Pavon took advantage of the sunny conditions and took an early lead with an impressive 8-under 63, placing him at the top of the leaderboard. The Frenchman returns to Madrid after securing a solo second-place finish last year. This season, he

Rahm calls, the fans reply

It is 09:30 in the morning, Thursday 12 October, The National Day of Spain, and the tenth tee of Madrid’s Casa de Campo is brimming with fans hoping to get a glimpse of their hero, Jon Rahm, and 2021 champion Rafa Cabrera Bello. Even the Barrika native was surprised to see how many spectators had

Víctor García Broto, the pick of the Spaniards in the morning session

The first day of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid got underway on Thursday with all eyes on Jon Rahm, but the morning session provided an unexpected name towards the top of the leaderboard as he made his bow on the DP World Tour. Catalonian player Víctor García Broto could not have had

Rahm, merciful on day one

Jon Rahm stepped onto the 10th tee looking serious, focused, and aware of the responsibility that rests on his shoulders. Just as Justin Rose said yesterday: “He flies the Spanish flag every week in the US, and playing here is like a hero coming home”. Even more so when you realise that today was the National

A “Spaniard” and an Englishman top the leaderboard

At 08:40 in the morning, the 95th edition of the Open de España got underway. The field includes one hot favourite and 131 players looking to end his love affair with Madrid’s Club de Campo. 66 golfers set off in the morning session, and two names currently stand out above the rest at the ACCIONA Open

Rose, in his element in Madrid

Justin Rose made an appearance in the press conference room after playing in the Pro-Am to talk about his first impressions of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid. It is the Englishman’s first visit to the Spanish capital and he was surprised when he first set his eyes on Club de Campo Villa

Rahm’s frightening form in the Pro-Am and an amusing exchange with Rose

“Could have been worse, could have been better”, Jon Rahm told his father after the first nine holes. The demands the Barrika native puts on himself are through the roof, any observer would have said he was in the form of his life. He showed, once again, that his love affair with Club de Campo

The biggest matches in round one

Five matches you won’t want to miss on day one of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid: 9:30 *: Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Yannik Paul. The star match on day one could not be any other than that of Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Germany’s Yannik Paul. The two most

Otaegui ‘The Pirate’, no pressure but bags of determination 

Adrián Otaegui arrives at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid this week two years after his last visit. Since then, he has enjoyed a very positive season, and his first impressions of this week’s course could not be better: “The course really is in very good condition, the greens are a bit softer than expected,

Otaegui and Virto kick off the tournament with the kids by their side

  The driving range at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (CCVM) was the stage chosen for a fun clinic with Adrián Otaegui and Borja Virto. The pro golfers brought smiles to the faces of over 100 children from the CCVM school and the Municipal School that the Madrid City Council runs at the Olivar

A huge Spanish contingent bids to dethrone Rahm

The photo of the Spanish players on the 18th green at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid informs us that the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid is just around the corner. As you would expect, the Spaniards are well represented in the field. 22 home players will be trying to get their hands

Prep continues for Rahm

Today was Jon Rahm’s second practice day at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. While the Barrika native played the back nine of Javier Arana’s Black Course yesterday, on Tuesday he teed it up on the front and completed his round. Over these two days we have witnessed a Rahm who is clearly still riding

Cabrera-Bello and Paul, guests of honour at Rahm’s fiesta

The tee times have been announced and we now know who will be joining Jon Rahm for the first two rounds as he bids for his fourth ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid title. On Thursday, the Barrika native will tee it up on the 10th hole at 09:30 alongside Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Germany’s

An Englishman looking to make a name for himself

Fitzpatrick. You may have heard the surname. Thanks to his mathematical and millimetric approach to the game, a certain Matthew Fitzpatrick won his first major, the 2022 US Open at The Country Club, where he saw off Will Zalatoris and the current world number one, Scottie Scheffler. However, today we’re talking about the other Fitzpatrick.

“The ACCIONA Open de España is circled in red on my calendar”

The presentation for the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid provided plenty of options for headlines, particularly during the press conference Jon Rahm held for the media accumulated at the event. The Spaniard appeared happy about Team Europe’s Ryder Cup victory, relaxed after a well-earned break following the successful week in Rome and, above

Rahm graces the tournament presentation: “We’ve hit the jackpot…”

The ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid officially opened its 2023 edition in the presence of the best-ranked player in the field with unbeatable views of the Madrid skyline. Jon Rahm is back for his annual stop in the Spanish capital to continue the task of growing Spanish golf. He was joined by the

Two amateurs in very good hands

Monday morning at this year’s ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid provided an intriguing practice match that brought together the present and future of Spanish golf. Its stars were Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Borja Virto, and the two amateur players in this week’s field: Luis Masaveu and Ángel Ayora. The match up was no coincidence, Fernández-Castaño

Jon Rahm, staring down Tiger Woods

Four wins, two second places, ten Top-10 finishes and just one missed cut in twenty tournaments played. Victory at Augusta and second in The Open. Today, only the Spaniard can boast such stratospheric results. The magnitude of what Jon Rahm is doing will only become clear with time. So accustomed are we to seeing the

Beware Club de Campo’s most iconic hole

The majestic 1st hole at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid is something of an emblem of golf in the Spanish capital. A genuine treat for all the senses, it is one of the moments visitors to the iconic club most look forward to. At just a few paces from the stunning clubhouse, it is

Rahm teed it up this morning at Club de Campo

Jon Rahm is here. With four titles under his belt in 2023, including the US Masters, and having recently won the Ryder Cup with team Europe, the Spaniard was practising this morning at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Eight days after the stunning victory in Italy, the man from Barrika is back in the

Madrid, rich hunting ground for a perfect ten?

The Spanish contingent at this year’s ACCIONA Open de España goes far deeper than their superstar Jon Rahm, and one player in particular is enjoying something of a rebirth in 2023; none other than Pablo Larrazábal. With two wins so far this year, at the Korea Championship and the KLM Open in April and May,

From Rome’s Colosseum to Club de Campo Villa de Madrid

The 2023 Ryder Cup has already gone down in the annals of European golf. The victory of the team captained by Luke Donald will remain etched in the minds of golf fans for many decades to come. The match ended 16.5 – 11.5 in a year in which the home team came flying out of

Justin Rose, if British elegance were a golfer 

The ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid is lucky enough to welcome one of the best European golfers of the last 20 years. A classic British player, old school, and with a swing that is in keeping with his exquisite manners. Madrid will be able to enjoy a former world number 1, with 23

The ACCIONA Open de España celebrates its Golden Anniversary with the European Tour

The ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, which will take place at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 12 to 15 October, will celebrate 50 years with the European Tour, now the DP World Tour.  The bond between the men’s Open de España and the European Tour, which began in 1972, has remained

Rahm, history, and Seve looking down with pride.

Jon Rahm, a living legend of Spanish golf, delighted local fans at the 94th ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid with a stunning performance the likes of which is only within reach of the greats. The man from Barrika was back for his yearly visit to Club de Campo Villa de Madrid and he

Madrid is golf

Golf is taking to the streets. Golf is coming to the people of Madrid. Year after year, the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid stages an event that marks the start of the championships: the tournament presentation. It is a competition that puts Madrid in the global spotlight and, as always, the Spanish capital

The PGA Tour and Madrid cross paths

The DP World Tour season is now entering its final stretch, and with just five tournaments left, there is still plenty on the line for the immediate future of many players. Those that are looking to keep hold of their cards are used to the nerves jangling at this point of the year, however, this

Pretenders to the throne

We now know the complete field of players who are set to tee it up at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid on 12 October at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. A wealth of huge talent is set to delight fans with four days of spectacular golf. World number 3, Jon Rahm

The MARCA Plus ACCIONA 2023 Open de España presented by Madrid special is now available

It can be downloaded for free on your mobile, tablet or PC. You can now enjoy the latest issue of MARCA Plus, the official magazine of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, free of charge. From 12 to 15 October, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world will take place, and

BMW and MINI consolidate the mobility experience at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

The fleet of BMW and MINI plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles will, for the third consecutive year, be a symbol of sustainability at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid, which takes place from 12 to 15 October at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. The fleets of both brands will play a

Ryder Cup Star Justin Rose set to compete at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

Two weeks after competing for Team Europe at the Ryder Cup in Rome, Justin Rose will tee it up for the first time at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, which takes place at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 12 to 15 October. The Englishman, who has enjoyed a dazzling career

Jon Rahm to defend his title at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

Jon Rahm, the world number two, will be defending his title at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, which will take place at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 12 to 15 October. A three-time Open de España champion (2018, 2019 and 2022), it will be the first time Rahm plays in

Rahm make history with third spanish Open victory

   Add Jon Rahm’s name to the records of Spanish golf history after he claimed his third national open title by winning the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid. The world number six equals the late Seve Ballesteros’ haul of three victories in his home Open. Following in Seve’s footsteps, Rahm collected the trophy

Jon Rahm realises his dream of emulating Seve Ballesteros

  At 27, on Sunday 9 October 2022, Jon Rahm reached a new milestone in his career. The Spaniard has equalled Severiano Ballesteros as the only player with three titles from the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid (since 1972 when the European tour was created). Having claimed his first title here in 2018,

Rahm honours Seve with golf from another planet

  Today, Jon Rahm rediscovered the kind of form that took him to world number one, and right when he needed it. The difference between great players and legends is exactly what we saw here in round four; perfect execution under the greatest of pressure. He has been doing it since he was a boy

Rahm storms to top of Madrid leaderboard

  Spanish golf fans turned up at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid hoping home hero Jon Rahm would storm to the top of the leaderboard in round three of the Acciona Open de Espana presented by Madrid. They got their wish. The 2021 US Open champion rewarded them with a bogey free 6-under 65

Min Woo Lee has Jon Rahm in his sights

  It was pointed out on these pages on Wednesday that there was an underdog in the field of this ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid who was intent on spoiling Rahm’s party as he tries to emulate Seve with three titles from his national open. The prediction proved to be spot on. Min

Rahm is a man of his word

  Jon Rahm said yesterday that if he could put in a solid round he would expect to end the day with the lead. No sooner said than done. Stealing shots from the course on the three par fives at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (holes 4, 7 and 14) is like taking candy

The Spanish contingent hold strong going into the weekend

  12 of the 29 Spaniards who teed it up at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid managed to make the 36-hole cut, which fell at -2. 11 of them are in the top 30, so a very special weekend for Spanish golf awaits and, despite the fact that none of them are

Drysdale chasing first DP World Tour Win

  Scotsman David Drysdale could be just 36 holes from his first DP World Tour win…in his 571st start. The 47-year-old is 11 under par at the halfway stage of the Acciona Open de Espana Presented by Madrid. He is one shot off the lead held by countryman Stephen Gallacher and England’s Paul Waring after posting a second round 5-under

Rahm avoids a collapse and shows why he is one of the world’s very best

  “I can’t swing, I can't focus”, Jon Rahm told his caddie after an iron shot so wild that you would not believe it was him swinging the club. It sums up the nightmare the Basque player had to endure during the first part of his round at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. It

Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Fleetwood, when the putting gods desert you

  Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Tommy Fleetwood teed off from the 10th this morning hoping to stamp their authority on the field and forget their mediocre Thursdays. However, their hopes were dashed by the shortest club in the bag. The Canary Islander has been out of sorts for a number of months. The 11th hole today provided a perfect example

The golf industry, a model of sustainability and the appropriate use of water

  The golf industry is a model of sustainability and appropriate water usage; this is the message of Gonzaga Escauriaza, President of the RFEG, and Luis Nigorra, President of the AECG, to highlight the actions being championed by Spanish golf during the ACCIONA Open de España, a sustainable sports event promoted by Madrid Trophy Promotion

Rahm on target to match Seve’s Spanish Open record

  All eyes were on former world no.1 Jon Rahm when he arrived on the tee this morning at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid. And the two-time winner knew it. Starting on Club de Campo Ville de Madrid‘s 10th tee, Rahm was welcomed by warm cheers from Spanish compatriots who had come out

The beast has awoken, Rahm shows his teeth Madrid

  How many players would be furious with themselves at 6 under par after 17 holes? Not many, but Jon Rahm was this morning. “I get angry because I care and it’s good that I care”. It is common to hear the Barrika native say this, and it perfectly defines his character when he is

The Asian contingent lays down the gauntlet to Rahm

  The two co-leaders after round one of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid are both Asian. To most golf fans, Kiradech Aphibarnrat is a big name. The heavy-smoking Thai is hard to miss with his unmistakable gait and delectable touch around the greens. His 63 today included 8 birdies and two eagles. Only

The Spanish contingent bids to continue its dominance of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid with a fourth consecutive win

  Álvaro Quirós in 2010; Miguel Ángel Jiménez in 2014; Jon Rahm, with two consecutive titles in 2018 and 2019; and Rafael Cabrera-Bello in 2021 are the last on the list of Spaniards to have entered the winners’ circle at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid. Five wins in the last 10 events

Environmental preservation and protection of the native fauna: the nest-box workshop at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid

  On Saturday 1 October, as part of the 2022 ACCIONA Open de España, the event’s organisers (Madrid Trophy Promotion - MTP) in alliance with Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (CCVM) invited the families of the Golf School’s members to take part in a “Nest-box workshop”; an exercise in environmental preservation and the protection

Much more than just a sports event: sustainability at the 2022 ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

On Monday 4 October, ACCIONA stole some limelight from the golfers as it took part in a clinic for over 200 children and parents on the driving range at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. The initiative forms part of the sustainability strategy designed by ACCIONA as the tournament’s title sponsor, in an effort to

Rafa Cabrera-Bello’s redemption

  Cabrera-Bello is back where he rediscovered the joy of golf. Back where he proved to everyone, above all to himself, that he has the game to compete and contend for titles. “My game isn’t as far off as my results suggest”, the Canary Islander declared after posting a stunning number on Friday last year. His

The rest of the field beware: Rahm is firing on all cylinders

  “He hasn’t putted well this season, but he hasn’t actually been playing bad, the putts just don’t want to drop. That’s golf”. Adam Hayes, Rahm’s bagman, couldn’t have been more succinct in explaining their season so far to José Manuel Entrecanales, CEO of ACCIONA. Entrecanales played with the Spaniard in the pro-am that took

Ryder Cup Stars at the 2022 Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

  There is just one year to go until the 2023 Ryder Cup takes place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, a spectacular course in Rome, Italy. The 12 best players in Europe will square off against the 12 best Americans, and there are several of past Ryder Cup stars in the field

Expect fireworks in Jon Rahm’s match

  The DP World Tour has announced the tee times for Thursday and Friday and, as you would expect, one match in particular will be attracting the crowds. Jon Rahm will be teeing it up on Thursday morning (09:30 – 10th Tee) and on Friday afternoon (14:00 – 1st Tee). He will do so in the company

Jon Rahm: “I’ve come to Madrid this year feeling as I did in 2019”

  At the presentation of the 2022 ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, Jon Rahm was in a relaxed mood. The world number 6 sounded eager for the tournament to get underway and to once again enjoy the special connection he enjoys with the Spanish fans, particularly at this event. After sharing a joke

Rahm, Cabrera and Fleetwood promise to put on a show at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

  In the spectacular surroundings of the Madrid City Hall, Jon Rahm, Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Tommy Fleetwood all shared the honour of inaugurating the 2022 ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid. At the official tournament presentation, the three players all spoke of how excited they are to contribute to the success of such a historical event. Because

From Buckingham Palace to the round of his life: a dark horse to follow in Madrid

  Min Woo Lee is making a name for himself as a player in his own right. A regular on the DP World Tour, he made quite an impression last year playing alongside Cabrera-Bello on Thursday and Friday at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Lee’s breakthrough came at the 2021 Scottish Open. Winning a Rolex Series event against

Hugo Esposito, a dream come true when he least expected

  The ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid always provides opportunities for young players, or those that do not frequent the big tours, to tee it up at a first-class event, but Hugo Esposito’s story is an unusual one, even for this tournament. Having come through qualifying at the Centro Nacional de Golf a

Turning point for Jon Rahm

  Jon Rahm has had first-hand experience this year of just how precarious a game golf can be. From contending in absolutely every tournament to rarely making an appearance on the leaderboard and barely producing any chances of victory. It is the first time since 2017 that he has not finished in the top 10 of

The 2023 Ryder Cup at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

  There is just one year to go until the 2023 Ryder Cup takes place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, a spectacular course in Rome, Italy. The 12 best players in Europe will square off against the 12 best Americans, and several of them are in the field at this year’s Acciona

Madrid lives and breathes golf

  Madrid and golf go hand in hand and their relationship is a very satisfactory one. A great example of its worth is the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid which is fast establishing itself as a huge attraction for the Madrid public, but there is much more to this perfect symbiosis. Sport is

Fleetwood´s profile: charisma and world-class golf land in Madrid

  Tommy Fleetwood has added his name to the stellar line-up for the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, where he will be competing alongside John Rahm and Rafa Cabrera, among other great players, at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 6 to 9 October. The Englishman has been one of the

Jon Rahm´s profile: the roar of the indomitable lion

  Spanish golf has known many indomitable lions. Figures who, through their character, game and memorable victories draw the crowds and incite passion wherever they tee it up. The latest player to fit this mould is Jon Rahm, a virtuoso with a God-given talent that has taken him to US Open victory and earned him

The secrets of the course. How to play Club de Campo (holes 10-18)

Alfonso Piñero, the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid maintenance and management team adviser, gives us an exhaustive analysis of Javier Arana’s 18-hole layout. What is the best way to play the course? What are its secrets? We take a hole-by-hole look: Hole 10 (par 4): The bunker at 300 yards is difficult to carry

The secrets of the course. How to play Club de Campo (holes 1-9)

  Alfonso Piñero, the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid maintenance and management team adviser, gives us an exhaustive analysis of Javier Arana’s 18-hole layout. What is the best way to play the course? What are its secrets? We take a hole-by-hole look: Hole 1 (par 4): Tee 20 yards further back, increasing the difficulty

The 2021 Open de España: a return to form for Rafa Cabrera and a determined Jon Rahm who lacked spark

  The 2021 Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid promised to be an ‘all against Jon’, as the Barrika native arrived in Madrid as the number one player in the world, the defending champion and, as if that were not enough, with goal of equalling Seve Ballesteros’ three-title haul at the tournament firmly in

The stars return to Madrid

  The 2022 Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid promises to be spectacular, even given the high bar set by the last two editions of the event played on Club de Campo Villa de Madrid’s black course. With his name in lights at the top of the entry list, Jon Rahm will be bidding

A marriage that has renewed its vows ten times

  Four Spanish winners, including the champions of the last two editions played; Jon Rahm and Rafael Cabrera-Bello – and a significant history, so far comprising ten tournaments hosted, are the foundations of the strong bond between the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid and the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, one of

Tommy Fleetwood joins the field for the 2022 ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

  Tommy Fleetwood has added his name to the stellar line-up for the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, where he will be competing alongside Jon Rahm and Justin Rose. The event takes place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 6 to 9 October. The Englishman has been one of the

Former World No. 1 Justin Rose to take on Jon Rahm at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

  The Englishman’s impressive resume includes one major, three Ryder Cup victories and an Olympic gold medal Justin Rose has added his name to the field for the ACCIONA Open de España, which will be held at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from October 6-9. The field currently includes another former No. 1 player,

Jon Rahm is seeking to emulate Severiano Ballesteros with another appearance at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

  Jon Rahm, the current world number 2 and Spanish golf’s biggest superstar, will be bidding to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Seve Ballesteros by equalling his victory haul at the tournament. The Spaniard has confirmed another appearance at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, which takes place at the Club

IMG acquires the ACCIONA Open de España

IMG, an Endeavor company and global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Super Slam Ltd and its affiliates to acquire the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament and the ACCIONA Open de España golf tournament. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of

Rafa Cabrera: “I’ve been dreaming of putting my name on this cup since I was a boy, today I finally did it”

With his spectacular victory at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, Rafa Cabrera has achieved something that is particularly special to him because he arrived here at his worst ranking in recent years: “I wasn’t concerned about it, in fact it was worse eight months ago when I realised I wasn’t hitting the

Cabrera, Arnaus, Forrest, Sharma and Guerrier win the ACCIONA Emissions Under Par prizes

One of the main goals of ACCIONA’s contribution to the organisation of this Open de España has been to make this world-class sports tournament a “positive-impact event” both socially and environmentally, particularly in terms of controlling the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, as a means to combat climate change. More than simply being

Rafa Cabrera conquers Madrid after a thrilling all-Spanish battle

Fans enjoyed a spectacular final day on Sunday at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid with a fantastic result for Spanish golf and Spanish golf fans alike. Rafa Cabrera was victorious in a playoff (-19) and takes the crown from Jon Rahm to join the winners’ circle at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by

Rahm says adios to Madrid having stolen the hearts of over 40,000 people

Jon Rahm appeared on the first tee donning his habitual battle garb, his pinkish-red shirt reminiscent of the unmistakable outfit worn by Tiger Woods on tournament Sundays. He needed to dig deep to put pressure on the players in his wake, but the Spaniard’s first two holes were plagued by the same problem he had

Rahm’s miracle would not be without precedent

No sooner had Jon Rahm completed his press duties than he headed straight to the practice ground. His third round at the ACCIONA Open de España was something of an ordeal. Nothing was working; a misfiring driver, a lack of distance control with his wedges and a stone-cold putter. The main concern for the Basque

Rafa Cabrera breaks away from the pack in Madrid

The third round of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid completely reshuffled the leaderboard as none of the three players in the final group ended the day at its peak. That honour fell to Canary Islander Rafa Cabrera after a spectacular -7 (64). It was his second consecutive round of the blemish-free, solid

Rahm is human after all; the number 1 needs something special on Sunday

Pressure, that great intangible that separates the greats from the legends. The pressure that consumes most, only spurs Jon Rahm on. We saw it at the Paris Ryder Cup against Tiger, in the US Open with his two magical putts at Torrey Pines and when he stubbornly drained an astonishing 66-foot putt to steal the

Besseling bids for his first win in the number one’s back yard

Golf always has few surprises up its sleeve, and this ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid is no exception. While everyone else is backing Jon Rahm, and expecting him to go wire-to-wire, a little-known Dutch player has his own ideas. Wil Besseling, a professional for 14 years and member of the European Tour for

Besseling crashes Arnaus and Rahm’s party

Fans at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid were treated to a spectacular second day on which, once again, scoring was easier in the morning session than the afternoon. The former provided Dutch player Will Besseling with a stage to produce one of the rounds of the day with a 65 to add

Rahm confirms his superiority after a tough day

Jon Rahm arrived on the 1st tee with his game face on, as usual, and surrounded by hordes of fans, as will probably be the norm for the rest of his career. “On Monday, as soon as I arrived in Madrid I had a plate full of ham and a tortilla”, he explained live on TV

Introducing the ‘ACCIONA emissions under par’ prizes

Joaquín Mollinedo, Director General of Institutional Relations, Sustainability and Brand at Acciona will announce the introduction of three prizes that will be presented to the top three players at the end of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid in order to raise their awareness of climate change and the tournament’s commitment to sustainability.

A dark horse looks to ruin the party for Rahm and Sebas

All eyes were on Rahm, and the Spaniard did not disappoint. The more pressure on his shoulders, the greater he becomes. With practically every single spectator at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid following his group, the Basque native delivered with flying colours. His round would have been exceptional if any other player in

Jon Rahm’s love affair with Madrid continues on day one

The world number one enjoyed a sensational start to the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, posting a 63 to equal his best score at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid and start where he left off two years ago. It may seem as though little has changed since 2019, but the man from

Sebas Garcia makes his case with an unforgettable display

There are rounds in the life of a golfer that they will never forget. Sebas Garcia had one on Thursday at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. To call the Madrid native’s golf today sublime would be a huge understatement. Having cut his teeth at El Robledal, a rocky course on the outskirts of

“The course conditions are like on the PGA Tour”

Besides the 132 players competing in the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid this year, the other star of the show is undoubtedly the black course at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, which is in even better condition than in 2019. “It’s all thanks to the spectacular work of the greenkeepers at the

Jon Rahm plays Pro-Am host at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

As is traditional at any professional golf tournament, Wednesday was Pro-Am day, where three amateurs team up with a professional. In the case of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, another tradition is forming; that Jon Rahm teams up with the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida. Today they were joined by José

Fighting your demons: Beef, anxiety and depression in golf

There is no doubt that in order to perform at the top of any individual sport you need to be a very strong-minded individual, but golf could well be the most psychologically demanding of them all. Andrew Johnston, better known as ‘Beef’, will attest to that. Beef can pinpoint to a specific day the moment

The players of the European Tour do their bit for sustainability by planting trees at Dehesa de la Villa

Seven of the players participating in the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid from 7 to 10 October travelled to the Dehesa de la Villa park to help Acciona with its environmental commitment to plant over 3,000 trees in the Community of Madrid by the end of the event. Spaniards Adrian Otaegui, Alvaro Quiros

Jon Rahm: “20 under is achievable this week, I just hope that the winning score is mine”

Jon Rahm’s press conferences rarely disappoint. He always speaks clearly and eloquently, with the same confidence and verve with which he approaches the game of golf. Today’s, at the presentation for the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, was no different and he was given an opportunity to look back at what has undoubtedly

Rahm, pressure, hunger and glory: the world’s best player is on the prowl in Madrid

At the presentation for the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid it was clear that Jon Rahm is very aware of the responsibility on his shoulders. He is here to represent an entire nation. People are in no doubt that the man from Barrika will cruise to victory this week, but golf is not

Acciona Open de España 2021 – Thursday and Friday tee times; some mouth-watering groups!

While the players were concentrating on their second day of practice, the tee times were announced for the first two rounds of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, and there are plenty of enticing groups for fans to follow. Remember, there will be a morning and afternoon session, with those that tee off

Why is Rahm the closest thing to Tiger in the last 30 years?

Tiger Woods indiscriminately dominated the game of golf for almost 15 years. From 1997 to 2009, his superiority was unmistakable. There was no discussion among the golf connoisseurs. Nobody could dispute his reign. He was the best, full stop. And no wonder, during that time Tiger won 14 majors and 80 PGA Tour titles. Jon

Sustainability at the forefront of the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

ACCIONA, the tournament’s official sponsor, will be showcasing a range of sustainable solutions to neutralise any actions that harm Madrid’s environment and its social surroundings, favouring economies of scale and ensuring a positive impact that will set an example for future sports events. To this end, the company has established a set of regulations that

The amateurs are keen to show their mettle

The two amateurs with invites to play the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid are now at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid and have already had a chance to play the course, an experience that led them to the realisation that this will be the best week of their still fledgling careers. The

How to play the course, by Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (Holes 1-9)

A seven-time European Tour winner, Madrid native and member of Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño has all the credentials to tell us how to best negotiate the course at this week’s Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid. In this invaluable guide, the Madrid golfer provides us with detailed commentary and reveals

Spain in search of a tenth title

Playing a tournament in your home country is no guarantee of success, in fact in many cases it can create extra nerves or put pressure on players to play well in front of their home fans and to try not to let down those that are hoping for them to do their country proud. Proof

The best of 2019: nobody could stop Jon Rahm

The 2019 edition marked the start of a new era, it was the beginning of a more professional, more global and more innovative Open de España with Club de Campo Villa de Madrid as its fixed venue. The tournament very much lived up to its billing, not only because of the icing Jon Rahm put

Tournament stats

Behind a tournament like the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid lies more than just the 132 players, although they are, of course, the most important and most entertaining components. The series of stats from a European Tour event of this calibre reflect the hard work behind the scenes that is necessary for the

The Spanish Armada united by a desire to win the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

Álvaro Quirós in 2010; Miguel Ángel Jiménez in 2014; and Jon Rahm, consecutively in 2018 and 2019, were the last Spaniards to grace the winners’ circle at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid. Four wins in the last nine events is indicative of the significance of the leading role of the Spaniards in

Connections – The Ryder Cup and the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid

The Ryder Cup, the biggest golf event in the world and one of most-viewed in all of sport, and the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid have much more in common than the fact that they are both autumn events and that Jon Rahm graces both with his presence. In fact, they go back

Rafa Cabrera Bello, another Spanish trailblazer at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

Rafa Cabrera Bello, who finished second to Jon Rahm in the last edition of the tournament, will be one of Spain’s biggest hopes at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, which takes place at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 7 to 10 October with an outstanding field. A pro since 2005, Rafa Cabrera Bello has

The Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid and its tournament records present a stiff challenge

The event takes place at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 7 to 10 October The golfers playing in the 2021 Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid, a European Tour event that takes place from 7 to 10 October at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, are preparing for the 93rd edition a

Bernd Wiesberger, another Ryder Cup star at the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

Austrian player Bernd Wiesberger, who has just played in his first Ryder Cup with the European team, has confirmed his participation in the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid which takes place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 7 to 10 October. The central European golfer will join his Ryder Cup

Luke Donald, an ex-world number one, will play the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid

Englishman Luke Donald, an ex-world number one, will be among the players contesting the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, which takes place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid between 7 and 10 October, where Jon Rahm has also confirmed his presence. The Basque player currently sits at the top of the

Madrid’s passion for golf

Madrid’s special relationship with the world of golf has been forged over many years, but with the arrival of the Open de España in the capital three years ago, it has taken a significant step forward. Golf is thriving in the city all year round, not only during the four days of the tournament. 2018

50 since the first modern Open de España

The Open de España has over 100 years of history in its wake, making it the third oldest tournament in Europe, only behind the French Open and the Open Championship, the only major played on the Old Continent. But the history of the Open de España is closely tied to the modern era of golf,

The ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid makes a tenth visit to the jewel in Arana’s crown

The jewel in Javier Arana’s crown, as the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid is commonly known, will host a new edition of the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid from 7 to 10 October in what will be the historic tournament’s tenth visit to the famous Madrid course. Born in Getxo in 1905,

Jon Rahm, in search of three in a row

Jon Rahm, the current world number one, has confirmed his participation in the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid, which takes place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 7 to 10 October. The Basque player, who draws the crowds at every tournament he plays in around the world, has a special

ACCIONA is the new main sponsor of the Open de España

ACCIONA, a world leader in providing regeneration solutions for a carbon-free economy, has become the main sponsor of the Open de España. The tournament, taking place between 7 and 10 October 2021 at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, will now be known as the ACCIONA Open de España, to include the name of

The Open de España will not take place in 2020

Due to the uncertainty created by the covid-19 epidemic, and as a consequence of the lack of a satisfactory date on the schedule after the restructuring of various tournaments, the Open de España will not be held in 2020. The cancellation comes from a consensual decision between Madrid Trophy Promotion (MTP), the promotors of the

Rafa Cabrera-Bello finishes in style

Rafa Cabrera-Bello has completed what has been a brilliant Open de España for him with an exemplary second place. With a final score of -17 (-5 on Sunday, the same as the champion Jon Rahm), the Canary Islander was impeccable once again. He was well aware that there was only a slim chance of taking

Samuel del Val completes the podium, just reward for a solid season

Alicante player Samuel del Val is by no means one of the most recognisable faces on the European Tour. However, today he demonstrated at the Open de España that when opportunities present themselves, he knows how to take them. After a season in which he has become something of a globetrotter, jetting between China and

Sergio García takes confidence from Madrid

On the fourth and final day of the Open de España, Sergio García finally found some form with his putter. He reached his final score of -12 (-6 on Sunday) to finish tied 7th with his best round by far this week; 4 fewer than the 69s he produced on the previous 3 days. With an eagle and 6

Jon Rahm could become the first player to successfully defend a Open de España since 1953

Since the Open de España became part of the European Tour in 1972, there have been plenty of unsuccessful attempts to defend the title. The first came from Antonio Garrido and later came many more. Even Seve, who won it three times, never managed to do so consecutively. The current defending champion, Jon Rahm, will

The course secrets. How to play the CCVM

Alfonso Piñero, the maintenance and management team advisor at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, gives us an exhaustive guide to Javier Arana’s 18-hole layout. How should you play the course? What are its secrets? We take a hole-by-hole look at it: Hole 1 (par 4): The tee has been moved back 18 yards,

Jon Rahm grows his legend with a win at the Open de España

Jon Rahm is a player who knows how to win in style, as he has just proven at by claiming the Open de España for the second year on the trot by five shots over the runner-up, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, and with a final score of 22 under par. All of the aforementioned feats are achievements

Del Val, Cabrera and Arnaus, snapping at Rahm’s heels

It is easy to think that with Jon Rahm leading by five shots going into Sunday’s round, the tournament is all but over, but we mustn’t forget that Jon has never teed it up on Sunday with more than a one shot lead and, also, he has a pack of players behind him that still

Adri Arnaus keeps his foot on the gas for a share of the lead

After a dream first round, Adri Arnaus has once again shown that he is ready to produce: he has won the right to keep fighting for the Open de España. On another memorable round for the all-Spanish group, the Barcelona native’s performance was such that he now shares the lead with Rafa Cabrera-Bello. Both of them sit at -11,

Sunday challenges for Jon Rahm

This is not just any Sunday for Jon Rahm as he has several opportunities to make history should he win the 2019 Open de España. Firstly, he would be the first player to successfully defend the title at this tournament since it became part of the European Tour (1972), before which players such as Ángel

Sergio García left too many shots out there

Sergio García’s third round was identical to two that preceded it; the Spaniard carded another 2 under par 69 that leaves him too far from the leaders with just one round left to play. Once again, he seems to be playing much better than his scores would suggest, and the player from Castellon felt like

The Open de España on TV

There’s something that always makes me smile when I’m travelling; seeing that they are showing golf on TV. In the foyer of a hotel, in a bar… I even sometimes immortalise that moment of childish pleasure by taking photos that end up lost somewhere in my mobile’s memory. The fact is, in these times of

Jon Rahm, ready to defend his first title as a professional

If everything goes to plan for Jon Rahm tomorrow and he wins Open de España, it would be a new milestone in his career as he has never successfully defended a title before as a professional. His dominance and creativity today, as he turned the leaderboard on its head to earn himself the biggest lead

The benefits of a fixed venue

The 2019 Open de España will mark a turning point in the history of the tournament, one of the most prestigious in European Golf. Not only because of presence of the entire Spanish contingent, but also because of the fact that the new organisers have chosen the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid as the

Jon Rahm digs deep to catch the leaders

The second day of the Open de España was something of a roller-coaster ride for Jon Rahm who, finished in a very promising position for the weekend, but is not very happy with the way he is playing. The round did not get off to a good start for the man from Barrika when he

Jon Rahm digs deep to catch the leaders

The second day of the Open de España was something of a roller-coaster ride for Jon Rahm who, finished in a very promising position for the weekend, but is not very happy with the way he is playing. The round did not get off to a good start for the man from Barrika when he

Rafa Cabrera-Bello achieves his goal for the week

The cut at this tournament last year is not the only one Rafa Cabrera-Bello has ever missed, and it will surely not be the last. However, this year the Canary Islander was not going to leave anything to chance and he has found his A-game to book himself a place in the third round at

Samuel Del Val, no longer a surprise package

While all eyes were on the spectacular group of Rahm, Cabrera and Arnaus, on the other side of the course another member of the Armada, Alicante native Samuel Del Val, who carded an impressive -4 in the first round, was working on a stunning -6 (65) that leaves him one shot behind the leaders. Seven birdies

Pedro Linhart’s experience could pave the way for an Arnaus victory in Madrid

Pedro Linhart, Adri Arnaus’ caddie is facing a situation this week that he has already experienced when he was a player, twenty-three years ago. The last time the Open de España was held at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, in 1996, Linhart had already won on the Challenge Tour and looked ready to

An emotional Olazábal says ‘adios’ to the Open de España

After a long career and countless titles from around the world, José María Olazábal was unable to capture one of the trophies that he will almost certainly wish he had in his cabinet. The fact is, unless he receives an invitation in the future, this was the last Open de España for ‘Chema’. As if

The ‘Armada’ makes a move on the Open de España

Only 36 holes were required for the Open de España to take on an intense Spanish flavour, much to the delight of the local fans who have loyally followed the Armada from the start of the competition. The sensational performances from the biggest Spanish names has made the tournament something of a national duel for the time

Sergio García’s consistency keeps him in the fight

The second day of the 2019 Open de España saw a second round of 69 for Sergio García, who enjoyed another day of solid golf, although he watched a few birdie putts slip by the hole. It was a fairly monotonous round of golf, according to García himself, because although he was comfortable, he failed

David Gómez: “Second shots will be key”

David Gómez is known by many in the world of golf as ‘the miracle man’ because every year he works wonders with the course the Open de España is being played on. He is the head of the ‘Green Section’, the Real Federación Española de Golf’s committee responsible for course maintenance and consultation at golf

Adri Arnaus asserts himself as the Armada’s best

Adri Arnaus produced a stunning performance on the first day of the Open de España. The Catalonian, who was playing in a group with one of the biggest followings, was able to channel the warmth of the home fans into his game to finish his first nine holes on -6, with a spectacular eagle on

Jon Rahm: “That was a great start”

Jon Rahm enjoyed a great day of golf in the first round of the 2019 Open de España. After handing his card in, he said he could only think of one shot he was unhappy with, his second on the 18th, which cost him the only blemish on his card. Six birdies compared to that

Sergio García stays in touch on day one

Sergio García is satisfied with his first day at the Open de España. On Thursday evening he signed for a -2 that puts him inside the tournament’s top 30. It also allows him to stay in touch with the big Spanish names, most of whom enjoyed a good first day of competition. The player from Castellon had

Otaegui and Del Val complete the top ten

Adrián Otaegui and Samuel del Val made use of their first 18 holes at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid to make it clear that all roads lead to Rome. They both carded 67s to finish the day in the top ten, but they went very different ways about it. While Del Val spread his

Johannessen sends a message to the Armada

Kristian Krogh Johannessen is the surprise leader after the first day of the Open de España, and deservedly so, as he had one of the rounds of his life today on the black course at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, 63 shots (-8). The current world number 909 is in the midst of his

Adrián Otaegui keeps his dream alive

Adrián Otaegui will be among the leaders for at least another day of this Open de España. ‘The Pirate’ now has perhaps even more momentum on his side than yesterday as he moves towards the top of the leaderboard. Thanks to a round full of positives, the Basque, who signed for a -2 on Friday

Rafa Cabrera-Bello bounces back from last year at the Open

Rafa Cabrera-Bello was keen to play well at this Open de España because of his failure to do so in 2018. Therefore, the Canary Islander came flying out of the blocks on the first day of competition, signing for a -5 thanks to a practically flawless card that allowed him to be one of the tournament’s provisional leaders

Live scoring Open de España

The 2019 Open de España got underway no sooner had the sun come up this morning. The star match in the early session on Thursday is formed by three stars of Spanish golf, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Adri Arnaus and, of course, the defending champion and current world number 5, Jon Rahm. It was a chilly morning

A dream is born

These are times of change and of dreams in Spanish golf with the Open de España, a tournament of some pedigree, which has this year incorporated a new team with the expertise of tennis’ Mutua Madrid Open. This is not the place to enter into comparisons between two disciplines whose individual nature and club culture

Nacho Elvira has unfinished business as he arrives at the Club de Campo

His walk down the 18th fairway flying the Spanish flag at last year’s tournament not having ended in victory, Nacho Elvira comes to the Open de España keen to win over the fans in the final round once more. Expectations are high. Elvira has been in the top three twice this season; first at the Commercial

Feliciano, Marc López and Velencoso, ‘students’ of Quirós at the Open

“This is like having 20 golf lessons in two hours”, exclaimed Feliciano López. The tennis player and director of the Mutua Madrid Open was sharing his enthusiasm with his friends Marc López¸ a fellow tennis player, and Andrés Velencoso, model and actor. The three of them enjoyed an unforgettable afternoon of golf on Wednesday thanks to the Open de

Golden Laces at the Open de España

The Golden Laces are drumming up plenty of support in the world of sport; achieving the goal of forming the biggest team in the world is getting ever nearer. After its success with the Spanish men’s basketball team, the newly-crowned world champions (Marc Gasol, Sergio Llull, Willy Hernangómez, etc.) and in various hockey teams, the Open de

Figo’s love affair with golf continues at the Open de España

“It’s a sport that I follow a lot, almost as much as football right now”. It seems unlikely, but it’s true, for some time now, Luis Figo has been, in his own words a complete golf “devotee”. The once brilliant Sporting Lisbon, Barça, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Portugal midfielder has swapped the turf of the world’s

Martínez Almeida is loving the Open

Jose Luis Martínez Almeida, Mayor of Madrid, has been one of the biggest stars in the run up to the start of the 2019 Open de España tournament. Apart from being the mayor, he is the president of the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, and being a golf fanatic, as demonstrated by his 4

The Spanish Armada, more invincible than ever

The 2019 Open de España could not have come at a better time for Spanish golf, or at least that is what our national players’ stats so far this year would suggest. There are three Spaniards in the world’s top 50, five in the top 100 and eight among the top 60 in the Race

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Open de España

The 2019 Mutuactivos Open de España starts on Thursday. The event is back at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, 20 after it was last staged there, with a revamped tournament that has undergone a multitude of changes and takes place from 3 to 6 October. Before the players tee it up, we bring you all the details

King Felipe VI gives audience to a selection of players from the Open de España

Shortly before the Open de España gets underway, at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 3 to 6 October, King Felipe VI gave audience on Tuesday afternoon at the Palace of Zarzuela to Jon Rahm, Sergio García, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, José María Olazábal and Miguel Ángel Jiménez, who were accompanied by Gerard Tsobanian (CEO of Madrid Trophy Promotion)

Tee times for the star groups at the 2019 Open de España

The tee times for the opening days of the 2019 Open de España at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid have been announced. Jon Rahm, the defending champion and number 2 in the Race to Dubai, will be accompanied by two big stars in his first two rounds: Rafa Cabrera-Bello, another of the biggest Spanish names (3 European

Langoustines, ‘percebes’ and a good wine: the young guns’ spoils

It was 09:15 in the morning on the first tee at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, a cool 14 degrees Celsius and the star match of Tuesday’s practice rounds was about to tee it up. There were 58 European Tour victories between the four players on the tee. On the one hand, the

The Open de España kicks off with a spectacular presentation at the Wanda Metropolitano

Dialled-in irons, firm commitments and grand aspirations. The Open de España, which takes place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid between 3 and 6 October and includes the best players on the European Tour, got underway at the Wanda Metropolitano, with a spectacular display of iron shots in a presentation that was attended by José

Adri Arnaus: “Winning this tournament would be the perfect closure to the season”

Adriá Arnaus is, if Jon Rahm will allow it, the man of the moment in Spanish golf, as we have to go back many years to remember an explosion into the golfing elite such as his in 2019. In his first season as a European Tour player, Arnaus has already competed in two majors, had

Eight international stars will be bidding for victory at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid

Besides the Spanish “Armada” and its superstars, including Jon Rahm –the defending champion- Sergio García, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and José María Olazábal, the Open de España will enjoy an extensive cast of players including eight international stars. Among them is Chinese player Haotong Li, a two-time winner on the European Tour -Volvo

José María Olazábal: “I’m excited to see that all the Spanish players are here”

An emotional José María Olazábal appeared before the press this morning stating that “this is going to be a very special tournament”. The captain who masterminded the Miracle of Medinah comes to the Open de España in his final year of exemptions on the European Tour and it could be the last appearance at the

When time stands still

It was Friday the 14th of October 2005. I will never forget that date. It was a huge day for me. I’m not one of those lucky enough to have been brought up on golf from a young age. It was not a sport that was played in my home. We would see the great

The significance of numbers

Mathematics is intimately tied to golf, and if we include Bryson DeChambeau, so is physics. In golf, in addition to the shots on our scorecard, everything adds up and, without a doubt, the new experience of the Open de España will add greater value to a sport that, according to the “Economic Impact Report on

The 2018 Open de España was a turning point for Spanish golf

The 2018 edition of the Open de España turned out perfectly, exceeding even the most optimistic of expectations. This is all the more impressive when you realise that two months before the tournament we were unsure if it would even take place. The ingredients required for this cake to be baked to perfection were; the

3 young guns are crashing the big boys’ party

Alejandro Del Rey, Victor Pastor and Koen Kouwenaar are the three amateurs who have received an invitation to play in this 2019 Open de España. They have done more than enough to earn the opportunity to experience a first-class professional tournament, although it will not be the first for the Spaniards, who have already competed

The greatest Opens de España of all

The Open de España has over 100 years of history, making it the third oldest tournament in Europe, only behind the French Open and The Open, the only major played on the Old Continent. Its 95 editions have provided time for this tournament to witness something of everything, from the birth of stars like Sergio

Jacobo Pastor y Álvaro Velasco jugarán el Open de España

El madrileño Jacobo Pastor y el catalán Álvaro Velasco han logrado este lunes imponerse a 88 jugadores más en la previa del Open de España que se ha jugado en el Centro Nacional de Golf clasificándose para disputar el torneo que se llevará a cabo del 3 al 6 de octubre en el Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez makes it four-of-a-kind at the Open de España

Miguel Ángel Jiménez, one of the biggest names in Spanish golf, joins Jon Rahm, Sergio García and Rafael Cabrera-Bello, to complete a quartet of superstars at the Open de España, having confirmed his presence at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from 3 to 6 October. The charismatic golfer from Malaga is returning to

Rafa Cabrera-Bello, another must-see player at the Open de España

Rafa Cabrera-Bello, currently the world number 39, the second best-placed Spaniard in the ranking as a result of a number of impressive performances, is another of the must-see players to have confirmed his presence at the Open de España, a European Tour tournament that takes place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid from

Nueve años después, García vuelve a Madrid

El Open de España de 2019 servirá de escenario para un regreso histórico: Sergio García vuelve a Madrid después de nueve años. Su última participación en un torneo profesional en la capital, el Madrid Masters de 2010 disputado en la Real Sociedad Hípica. En aquella ocasión, García no pudo completar las cuatro vueltas al fallar

A la venta las entradas del Open de España con precios populares

El Open de España ha puesto este lunes a la venta a través de su página web oficial (www.golfspanishopen.com) las entradas para la próxima edición del torneo, que se celebrará del 3 al 6 de octubre en el Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Los precios populares, a partir de los 10 euros, suponen la

Sergio García jugará el Open de España

Sergio García jugará del 3 al 6 de octubre el Open de España de Golf, que se celebrará en el Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Tras la confirmación de Jon Rahm el pasado mes de abril durante la presentación oficial, la presencia del jugador de Castellón supone lo siguiente: el torneo contará con los

Madrid Trophy Promotion organizará el Open de España de Golf los próximos cinco años

Madrid Trophy Promotion, la empresa promotora del Mutua Madrid Open de tenis, anunció este martes que organizará el Open de España de Golf durante los próximos cinco años, de 2019 a 2023. Así, la próxima edición se celebrará del 3 al 6 de octubre en el Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, un campo histórico