10/04/2021 at 7:43 PM CEST
Ryder Cup stars Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjørn will return to one of the best courses in continental Europe to face the challenge of Estrella Damm NA Andalusia Masters from October 14 to 17.
Martin Kaymer, who became number one in the world in 2011, has made clear his desire to succeed in a Real Club Valderrama who always cites among his favorite tours, while Bjørn made his Ryder Cup debut in this field in 1997 under Seve Ballesteros, starting there a journey that would culminate taking himself to Europe to glory 21 years later.
Kaymer, winner of two majors, finished second in the 2020 edition with a single stroke of American John Catlin, who will go to defend his title and will meet the South African at the Sanroqueño club Christiaan Bezuidenhout, also winner of the Estrella Damm NA Andalucía Masters.
Rahm leads the stars in Valderrama
These four players will join Jon Rahm, world number one, US Open winner and two-time Ryder player., and also Rafa Cabrera Bello, a member of the European team in that competition in 2016.
“From the first time I played this course in 2007 I set myself the goal of winning at Valderrama & rdquor ;, declared Kaymer. “Staying so close last year has made me even more eager and I am looking forward to another opportunity in Sotogrande & rdquor ;.
Bjørn, the most successful Danish golfer with 15 wins on the European Tour and three Ryder Cups won as a player, returned to the winner’s circle this year by claiming his first Legends Tour title, the Irish Legends sponsored by Paul McGinley. The 2018 European captain is eager to return to Real Club Valderrama once again.
“Valderrama is one of the best courses in Europe and I love going back,” explained the Dane. “1997 marked the beginning of my incredible relationship with the Ryder Cup and I fondly remember being part of that team that featured many of my heroes. Every time I go to Valderrama I get endless memories & rdquor ;.