The best golf in Europe returns to the Balearic Islands with the presence of the most outstanding players of the circuit who will play the Mallorca Golf Open until October 24 at the Santa Ponça course.

The event marks the return of top-level golf to the island 10 years after the last Open that was held in these lands. Santa Ponça will host top-level European and world players such as: Martin Kaymer, winner of the Ryder Cup and two ‘majors’: the PGA Championship and the US Open; Thomas Pieters, winner of the Ryder Cup and four European Tour tournaments.

In addition, a large part of the ‘Spanish Armada’ will step on the grass of Santa Ponça led by Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño and Álvaro Quirós, with seven European victories each, Nacho Elvira, recent winner of the Cazoo Open 2021, or Adri Arnaus, second classified in the Acciona Open of Spain last week.

Martin Kaymer, ex world number one. Photo: Manuel Queimadelos.

“It is always special to play on national territory, and more so in a place as wonderful as Mallorca. Although I have not usually been very good at playing tournaments in Spain, it is curious that one of my best performances was precisely on this island, in a Mallorca Classic in which I came out as the leader on Sunday”, said Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño in press conference.

On his part, Álvaro Quirós knows what it is to win a tournament in front of the Spanish public, since he won the Spanish Open in 2010, and he is confident that this week he can repeat.

“Without a doubt, winning in Spain is more special than anywhere else, and more so if you do it under the circumstances that I did, being my first triumph on the Tour”, he said.

Another attraction of the tournament will be in the presence of the biggest puncher on the European Tour today, the South African Wilco Nienaber, who averages more than 323 yards from the tee, and who will have a great challenge on the 10th hole, one of the pairs 5 longest in Europe with 590 meters.

Schedules and games

As usual, Thursday and Friday are divided into morning and afternoon shifts, and those who play on Thursday in the first shift will do so on Friday in the second shift, and vice versa with the other shift. In each of them, there are a series of outstanding matches that will have the main attention of the cameras of the European Tour, and they are the following:

Match – Thursday / Friday

Luiten-Paratore-García 8:55 (tee 10) / 13:10 (tee 1) / Schmid-Bjork-Otaegui 9:05 (tee 10) / 13:20 (tee 1) / Arnaus-Kaymer-Soderberg 9:15 (tee 10) / 13:30 (tee 1) / Campillo-Fox-Cañizares 9:25 (tee 10) / 13:40 (tee 1) / Ferrer-Kearney-Schmitt 13:00 (tee 1) / 8:45 (tee 10) / Quirós-Nienaber-Hebert 13:10 (tee 1) / 8:55 (tee 10) / Siem-Larrazábal-Catlin 13:20 (tee 1) / 9:05 (tee 10) / Elvira-Pieters -Canter 13:30 (tee 1) / 9:15 (tee 10) / Fdez-Castaño-Morrison-Langasque 13:50 (tee 1) / 9:35 (tee 10)