MAPFRE Open de Andalucia


MAPFRE Open de Andalucia

Infobox_Golf_Tournament
tournament_name = MAPFRE Open de Andalucia
nickname =


location = flagicon|ESP Andalucia, Spain
establishment = 2007
course = Aloha Golf Club
par = 72
yardage = 6,882
tour = European Tour
format = Stroke play
purse = 1,000,000
month_played = March
aggregate = 268 Lee Westwood (2007)
to-par = -20 Lee Westwood (2007)
Current Champion = Thomas Levet
The MAPFRE Open de Andalucia by Valle Romano is a European Tour men's professional golf tournament which was held for the first time in 2007 at Aloha Golf Club in the Spanish region of Andalucia. The tournament owes its origins indirectly to the PGA Tour's decision to reschedule the Players Championship from March to May. In response the European Tour decided to move the British Masters, which is one of its higher profile tournaments, from that same week in May to a September slot when more top players will be available. The Valle Romano Open de Andalucia was created to fill the gap in the schedule thus created. It will have a €1 million prize fund. It is being promoted by the personal companies of the Spanish European Tour members Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño.

The name "Open de Andalucia" was also used by the European Tour in the 1990s. The Turespana Masters, a European Tour event which was played from 1992 to 2000 was known in full as the Turespana Masters Open de Andalucia from 1992 to 1995.

Winners

External links

* [http://www.europeantour.com/default.sps?pagegid=%7B5A258B31%2D8294%2D4C0E%2DB8B9%2DA796F6009E52%7D&newsid=406871 Launch announcement from europeantour.com]
* [http://www.europeantour.com/default.sps?pageid=127&pagegid=%7BAEFB93B0%2DEFF5%2D4C05%2DAB0F%2DFD08D947D944%7D&eventid=2008026&infosid=3&pageno=1 Coverage on European Tour's official site]


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