Warming up for the LIV Golf in Valderrama.


Warming up for the LIV Golf in Valderrama. 

Sotogrande once again hosts a major international golf tournament of the first magnitude, and it does so at its most emblematic course, home of the Ryder Cup, for the first time outside the British Isles, home of the PGA master's degree and currently home of the Andalucía Master's of Golf.

And it does it through the front door, hosting a tournament, which dazzles fans from all over the world, which will report to the urbanization, a paradise in Southern Europe, a new showcase to continue being what it is, the nerve center of the elite sports of the old continent.

LIV Golf gears up for its first stop of the season in continental Europe, as the highly anticipated LIV Golf Valderrama will take place at the world-renowned Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande, Spain, from June 30 to July 2. 

So that Spanish fans can see the Masters champion Sergio García compete alongside his compatriots Eugenio Chacarra and David Puig, marking the professional debut of the young Spanish stars in their country of origin. Some of the biggest names in golf will take on the course, including five-time major winner and 2023 PGA Championship champion Brooks Koepka, reigning Open champion Cameron Smith, six-time major champion Phil Mickelson, and the two time champions of Great Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.

Garcia, the captain of Fireballs GC, has won three professional titles at Valderrama – site of LIV Golf's eighth event of 2023 for the league's 48 players and 12 teams. The tournament features 13 champions, including Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, and Charl Schwartzel, as well as rising stars like Abraham Ancer, Joaquin Niemann, and Talor Gooch. Mickelson competed in the 1997 Ryder Cup and the 1999 WGC American Express Championship at Valderrama. Unlike the World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, many of LIV Golf's international stars, especially American ones, will be playing in Spain for the first time.

The iconic venue will be familiar territory for several of the course's European players, including former world number one Lee Westwood, who competed in the 1997 Ryder Cup and won the Volvo Masters that same year, Ian Poulter, who won there in 2004. , and McDowell, who also won at Valderrama in 2010. “We are delighted to bring LIV Golf to Real Club Valderrama, a world-class course with a rich history,” said Greg Norman, LIV Golf Commissioner and CEO. “We are a global league, and this event will showcase the best talent in the game for a country rich in tradition and passion for the sport. It will be another exciting milestone for LIV, and we look forward to creating a memorable experience for players and fans alike." Once again, Sotogrande is the center of world golf, and the place where you, with the help of the professionals at Ayling Property Services S.L, can find your place in this paradise.

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