LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
The 2020 Ladies European Tour draws to a conclusion in November, with the final event in Marbella deciding this year’s new Race to Costa del Sol winner. The Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España will be held at Royal Guadalmina Golf Club from 26 to 29 November. This will be the seventh time the Spanish Women’s Open has been held on the Costa del Sol, following Flamingos Golf (2010), La Quinta (2011 and 2018), Guadalhorce (2017) and Aloha Golf (2016 and 2019). Four years ago at Aloha, Marbella-born international star Azahara Muñoz became the first Spanish player to win the national open. A year later she successfully defended her title in what was an even more emotional victory, as Royal Guadalhorce is her home club, where she learned to play the game before turning pro and winning on both the LET and the US LPGA Tour.
This year’s tournament has greatly enhanced status, offering a prize fund of €600,000 and being the final chance for players to improve their positions in the Race to Costa del Sol, the new name for the LET’s order of merit starting from 2020. It has also just been announced that the 2023 Solheim Cup – the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup – will be held on the Costa del Sol, at the renowned Finca Cortesín course (Casares).