Sergio Garcia

THE eyes of the golfing world will be fixed on Real Club Valderrama this weekend as the Spanish Open tees off.

With the support of the Sergio García Foundation, the cream of the European Tour’s talent will do battle on the iconic course for the 90th edition tournament from April 14-17.

And with 22 Spaniards – including Garcia – taking part, hopes are high of a homegrown victory.

Javier Reviriego, General Manager of Real Club Valderrama, said: “We are excited to stage on our course such a storied event as the Open de España, and we couldn’t have a better host than Sergio García, a great friend of Valderrama.”

Valderrama will be showing off its brand new two-acre practice area for players wanting to improve their short game.

The course’s bunkers have been rebuilt to match the standard of the superb green and fairways, and many of the overhanging cork trees have been pruned to improve the course’s playability.

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