The Montgomerie Maxx Royal of Antalya, in Turkey, hosts from Thursday a new edition of the Turskish Airlines Open, tournament of the Rolex Series of the European Tour and in which Spanish golf will be represented by Pablo Larrazabal, Adri Arnaus, Nacho Elvira, Jorge Campillos and Álvaro Quirós.
Turkish Airlines, which flies to more countries than any other airline, presented the tournament for the first time in 2013. It is currently a world-renowned event and a crucial week in the European Tour calendar. In its seventh edition, in addition to the novelty in the prize pool, the champion will receive two million dollars, one more than the last edition, Justin rose He will try to write his name with gold letters in the history of the Turkish tournament.
Rose has stood out in her last two visits to Antalya, winning the 2017 and 2018 Turkish Airlines Open titles. Now, in 2019, the English will try to become the fourth player, and the first since Colin Montgomerie in 2000, in winning the same European tournament three times in a row.
“I've never won twice in a row in the same tournament before, much less three, so it would be amazing, but you can't take anything for granted in golf. It will be a strong field as always, "said world number eight.
Rose's chances of making history are further enhanced by the fact that golfers like Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter and Paul Casey They have decided to let the event pass. However, getting the triplet will not be an easy task for the English as it will be the faces with the leader of the Race to Dubai and current captain of the European team of the Ryder Cup, Bernd Wiesberger, the winner of the Race to Dubai last year, Francesco Molinari and Shane Lowry among others.
The tournament, which returns to Montgomerie Maxx Royalt three years later, will be held November 7 to 10.
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