European Tour adds Tenerife championship to calendar, replacing postponed French Open
The European Tour has added a third stage to its race through the Canary Islands, bringing the championship to Tenerife, which will be played May 6-9 at Golf Costa Adeje in Spain.
The event replaces the French Open, which had to be postponed due to lockdowns and COVID-19 policies in France. The European Tour hopes to postpone the event for later in the season.
The Tenerife Championship will feature a € 1.5million handbag and run as a dual program at the property, with the Tenerife Open being contested from April 29 to May 2. The triple start of the Canary Islands next week with the Gran Canaria Open Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello at Meloneras Golf.
“We are very grateful to Golf Costa Adeje and the Municipality of Costa Adeje for their support in creating the Tenerife championship in such a short time frame,” said Keith Pelley, General Manager of the European Tour. “It was important for us to replace the postponed French Open to offer playing opportunities to our members, while also having a second event in Tenerife, and playing a third consecutive week in the Canary Islands, this also helps to reduce movements of our players, caddies. and the staff. “
The European Tour last played in Tenerife in 2005 when John Bickerton won the Abama Open de Canarias. Golf Costa Adeje also hosted the Open de España in 2003, won by Kenneth Ferrie. The Tenerife Open was held five times between 1989 and 1994, with José María Olazábal winning twice.
Later in the season, the European Tour returns to Spain for consecutive weeks, with the Open de Espana October 7-10 and the Estrella Damm NA Andalucía Masters at Real Club Valderrama October 14-17.