Primer: Andalucia Valderrama Masters

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia celebrates with the trophy after winning the Andalucia Valderrama Masters at Real Club Valderrama on Oct 22, 2018 in Cadiz, Spain. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

The fifth edition of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters gets underway this week at the venerable Valderrama Golf Club on Spain’s southern coast.

The tournament, which traces its roots back to the former Volvo Masters, will once again be hosted by Sergio Garcia, who’s won three of the tournament’s four editions (2011, 2017, and 2018).

The Skinny

Tournament: Andalucia Masters
Dates: June 27-30, 2019
Where: Sotogrande, Spain
Course: Real Club Valderrama
Distance: Par 71, 6991 yards
Architect: Trent Jones Sr (1985)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $2,330,000
Winning Share: $333,000
Defending Champion: Sergio Garcia
TV: GOLF (Th-Fr: 6-8 am ET; Sa-Su, 8 am-12:30 pm)

Tournament Winners

2018 – Sergio Garcia (-12)
2017 – Sergio Garcia (-12)
2012-16 No tournament
2011 – Sergio Garcia (-6)
2010 – Graeme McDowell (-3)

Full Field & Odds

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Three-time winner Sergio Garcia returns to defend, and host, at his hometown event… The field in Spain is not particularly strong with No. 11 Jon Rahm, No. 30 Matthew Fitzpatrick, and No. 34 Garcia the only players ranked in the world top-50

Several of Garcia’s contemporaries from past Ryder Cups will tee it up including Andy Sullivan, Victor Dubuisson, Edoardo Molinari, Thomas Bjorn, and fellow Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal.

Other familiar names include Shubhankar Sharma, Joost Luiten, Chris Paisley, Julian Suri, and Jorge Campillo.

Featured Pairings

• Chris Paisley, Julian Suri, Aaron Rai
• Jon Rahm, Guido Migliozzi, Jorge Campillo
• Stephen Gallacher, Joost Luiten, Kurt Kitayama
• Marcus Kinhult, Sergio Garcia, Matthew Fitzpatrick
• Shubhankar Sharma, Wade Ormsby, Mike Lorenzo-Vera

Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. Jon Rahm (6-1)
2. Sergio Garcia (6-1)
3. Matthew Fitzpatrick (9-1)
4. Joost Luiten (18-1)
5. Mike Lorenzo-Vera (25-1)

Odds To Win Andalucia Masters


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