Matt Fitzpatrick, with a ‘great' under his belt after winning the US Open in June, will defend the title of the Estrella Damm NA Andalucía Masters in the Real Club Valderrama (San Roque, Cádiz) from 13 to 16 October.
Last year the English player recovered from three shots down on the historic course of the Sotogrande urbanization and culminated in the tournament with a brilliant round of 69 shots without bogeys to win the seventh of his eight titles of the DP World Tour.
Matt Fitzpatrick, results
The member of the European team in the ediciones of the Ryder Cup if he adjudicated the first victorious in the DP World Tour in 2015 as new, and engrosó on his important palmarés este junio at the ganar el Open USA in the The Country Club in Boston.
In addition to the victory in this Grand Slam he has accumulated another two top tens in the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour, including one next step in the Italian Open last week. “I've had a great season and, without a doubt, the icing on the cake was the US Open.
However, the stakes are still high, especially now that the Ryder Cup points race has begun, and I am looking forward to another great week in Sotogrande”, the British golfer told the organisers.
In the next day the tournament will be anunciar nuevos jugadores. The Club de Golf Valderrama is one of the most famous golf courses in Europe. It is located in the luxury resort of Sotogrande in the city of San Roque in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain, just a short distance from Gibraltar.
Since 2010, the Andalucía Masters has been held instead. Valderrama was built in 1974 to plans by leading US golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. Originally the complex was called Sotogrande New and Las Aves. In 1984 the course changed hands, Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, and expanded under the supervision of Robert Trent Jones.
In 1999, Valderrama Golf Club was ranked number 1 in continental Europe by Golf World magazine. While the 4th hole, La Cascada, is considered the signature hole of the course, more famous and notorious is the 17th hole, a par 5, with a heavily undulating, lightning fast green that slopes down to the water hazard in front.
Even Tiger Woods once putted his ball from the green into the water here – as happened at the Ryder Cup in 1997. On the other hand, the Spaniard Miguel Angel Jiménez made his legendary albatross there in the Volvo Masters in 1994 (he holed the second shot from over 200 meters).
There is a plaque on the 17th tee to commemorate this event. Thirteen years later, Graeme McDowell pulled off the same feat at the 2007 Volvo Masters.