This week’s action on the European Tour comes from Barcelona in the shape of the Reale Seguros Open de Espana. The action gets under way on Thursday 3rd May with the final round taking place on Sunday May 6th. This tournament was formerly known as the Spanish Open and first took place in 1912. It is one of the longest standing competitions on the European Tour having been part of the schedule since its inception in 1972. There is €2,000,000 up for grabs in added prize money at this week’s event.
Thursday, May 3
Friday, May 4
Sunday, May 6
The Open de Espana is part of the European Tour and is usually played in the spring, in April or early May.
2012 Open de Espana
• When: May 3-6
• Where: Real Club de Golf de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
2011 Open de Espana
Thomas Aiken of South Africa earned his first European Tour victory, closing with a 70 to finish two strokes clear of Anders Hansen.
The Open de Espana was called “Spanish Open” for much of its history. Of course, Open de Espana translates to Spanish Open, so why point that out? The English-language title used to be the official name of the tournament; beginning in 1997, tournament organizers (and the European Tour) began using the Spanish. We use “Open de Espana” and “Spanish Open” interchangeably below, so just keep in mind that Open de Espana is the official name.