On the weekend from 6 to 9 October the spotlights of the DP World Tour will move to Spain and in particular to the Club de Campo Villa in Madrid, where the 30th edition of the Acciona Open de España will be held, the first of three consecutive tournaments hosted by the peninsula.
Open de España, schedule
In the last three editions, to the delight of the very warm public, a home athlete has always won. The victories of Jon Rahm in 2018 and 2019 were followed by those of Rafa Cabrera Bello last year, after the break dictated by Covid in 2020 .
Both former winners mentioned above will be present at the start of the Spanish tournament. There is obviously great expectation in particular for Rahm, number 6 in the world order of merit and a true idol at home. The 28-year-old didn’t want to give up playing in front of his fans despite a relatively small prize pool and a few points up for grabs even if he wins.
The other great star present in the Spanish capital will be the English Tommy Fleetwood, one of the most beloved players of the old continent, especially for his great performances in the Ryder Cup. At the start there will also be six Italian players: Lorenzo Gagli , Filippo Celli, Andrea Pavan, Edoardo Molinari, Renato Paratore and Nino Bertasio.
Madrid’s Club de Campo Villa is a par-71 of 7,112 yards. It hosts the Open for the fourteenth time and is among the most prestigious courses in Spain. It has two courses, one of which (Amarillo) was designed by Seve Ballesteros, a legend of Spanish and European golf.
Jon Rahm Rodríguez (born 10 November 1994 in Barrika) is a Spanish golfer. Already at number 1 in the world ranking of amateur golf, for a record time of 60 weeks, he reached the first place of the official ranking after winning the Memorial Tournament in July 2020, then returning to occupy the highest position following the victory of the US Open in June 2021: he was the first Spaniard to triumph in the prestigious tournament.