One of Continental Europe’s oldest tournaments has a new spot in the2019 European Tour schedule at the Open De Espana. Last year, Spaniard sensation Jon Rahm defeated Paul Dunne by two strokes for his 3rd European Tour victory. This year, he is defending his title against some stiff competition from all over the world, including recent Open De Espana winners Sergio Garcia and James Morrison. Other notables in the field include 55-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez, and last week’s runner up Matthew Southgate.
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid - Will host this prestigious event. Aside from the Open de Espana, the Black Course at Club deCampo has hosted other premier European Tour events, including the Madrid Masters and the Open de Madrid.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Jon Rahm: The move from April to October shouldn’t have much effect on the defending champion, who added a win in July to his already-impressive resume. Aside from a missed cut in last week's pro-am, he still finds himself 2nd in the Race to Dubai Standings, and the hometown crowds should bolster him to another solid finish in his national open.
Andrea Pavan: The 30-year-old Italian is having a great 2019 season. He finished tied for 10th last week in Scotland, and he has finished in the top-20 in 4 of his last 5 starts. Look for Andrea to finish strong this week.