New tournament host for Andalucía Masters
'Winner' Siem 50/151.00 ready to pounce at Sotogrande
Mansell 55/156.00 to contend in southern Spain
• The DP World Tour remains in Spain, travelling 400 miles south for this week's Andalucía Masters in the province of Cadiz;
• Although the tournament will once-again be sponsored by Barcelona-based brewers Estrella Damm, the venue has changed;
• Previously, this event has always been held at the world-famous Valderrama but, in 2023, will be staged at Real Club de Golf Sotogrande;
• Valderrama has now joined the Saudi-backed LIV Tour, hosting a tournament in July of this year;
• As for Sotogrande, the club is approximately 10 miles north of Gibraltar and has a rich history of its own;
• Opened in 1964, Sotogrande was the first Robert Trent Jones course to be designed in Continental Europe;
• Two years later it hosted its first Spanish Open and has been a regular venue for the European Tour's end of season Qualifying School;
• Between August 2011 and July 2016, Real Club de Golf Sotogrande underwent a thorough restoration of its playing conditions;
• During this extensive upgrade; bunkers and fairway were modernised, while putting surfaces were reduced to their original size. Over the years, the greens had been extended by more than 40%;
• This project involved the construction of an extensive drainage network, while fairways were re-turfed with 419 Bermuda grass.
Latest betting for this week's Andalucía Masters
World Ranking Comparison
Most Points Earned Since US Masters (Last Six Months - Top 12 Listed)
106.75: Wyndham Clark
75.77: Ryan Fox
58.58: Robert MacIntyre
48.49: Alexander Bjork
45.19: Adrian Meronk
40.56: Jordan Smith
40.11: Pablo Larrazabal
38.07: Romain Langasque
37.30: Daniel Hillier
35.64: Joost Luiten
34.36: Rasmus Hojgaard
34.31: Matthieu Pavon
Only includes points gained in DP World Tour events.
Only those entered this week are listed
Andalucía Masters Top Tips: Four To Watch
Ryan Fox 12/113.00: The New Zealander is on a roll right now, thanks to three podium finishes from four starts, including a prestigious victory at Wentworth last month. Is currently No 3 in the Race to Dubai standings.
Robert MacIntyre 28/129.00: This year's Ryder Cup debutant should still be on a high from beating the Americans in Italy three weeks ago.
Richard Mansell 55/156.00: Following a lacklustre few months, the Englishman sprang to life last week with his first top-10 finish since February. This timely performance has secured him his DP World Tour card for next season. A solid each-way consideration in Sotogrande.
Marcel Siem 50/151.00: Never the most consistent of pros, but the 43-year-old German certainly knows how to win, as illustrated by his five career European Tour victories. Was tied-fourth over the weekend in Madrid.
MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut
Note: List Contains Leading Reserves