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Golf: Sotogrande - Andalucía, the place to be - Valderrama Masters 18.-21. october 2018 !

Publicado por Naanii Global Team en Golf Hotels - Golf Courses - Tournaments · 22/9/2018 16:33:49
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Spanish  Real Club Valderrama’s  will return to the limelight from October 18-21 2018 at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters.

Great memories for Sergio Garcia
Sergio García is a big Valderrama fan, but the 17th had not been particularly kind to him in the past until last year, when it became his best ally as it yielded three consecutive birdies. The spanish home hero birdied Valderrama’s signature hole, 'the 17th' on Friday, Saturday and Sunday last year - on his way to victory in front of an enthusiastic gallery – great memories to bring with him to the defence of his Andalucía Valderrama Masters title in October 2018 !

The natural amphitheatre of Spanish  Real Club Valderrama’s 17th green will return to the spotlight at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation, under the sponsorship of the Council of Tourism and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía.

Valderrama’s iconic par five 17th – originally the 8th, a rather nondescript hole of the former Las Aves layout – was first transformed by Robert Trent Jones and later redesigned by Seve Ballesteros into the feature hole of the final stretch, a spectacular amphitheatre capable of accommodating 7000 spectators.
Its challenging green, framed by bougainvillea studded gabion walls, has been the scene of unforgettable moments of glory and drama throughout Valderrama’s rich competitive history. This is a hole that lures the many but rewards the few.

Jiménez and McDowell shined in Valderrama:
The first to tame the 17th was Miguel Ángel Jiménez during the second round of the 1994 Volvo Masters.
“I had 202 yards to the front and 212 to the pin. I hit a three-iron that started dead on line, pitched at the front of the green and rolled thirty feet into the hole! I was too far away to see it drop, but the cheers of the crowd told the story." A plaque on the tee immortalises Miguel’s albatross.
Fourteen years later, Graeme McDowell faced a similar shot. This time G-Mac holed out with a seven-iron to a pin tucked to the right of the green.

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