Miguel Angel Jimenez has bent over backwards to ensure his European Tour colleagues get the best of everything in this week’s Andalucian Open.
This is the fifth year Jimenez has played host to the event being played on the seaside Parador Malaga course.
The course opened in 1928 and is just a short drive in Jimenez’s Ferrari from where he has lived.
“It has always been my goal to have a European Tour event here in Malaga where I grew-up and still live,” he said.
“So I like the idea of being the tournament host even though it means a lot of hard work behind the scenes.
“There has been many meetings and hopefully I will be able to concentrate on my own game because that is why I am here, and that is to try and win the tournament.”
The event will also be Jimenez’s final hit-0ut before heading later next week to Augusta National and the U.S. Masters.
“The Parador course does allow you to work on various aspects of my game that need to be strong in going to Augusta, so in some way it is a good warm-up,” he said.
“But while I am looking forward to going back to Augusta my focus this week is this event and making sure it is successful for everyone here at Malaga.”
There was good news for Jimenez and his organising team laste week when Turkish Airlines signed on as the major sponor.
Turkish Airlines also sponsor Barcelona and Manchester United Football Club’s and their deal with the Andalucian Open coincides with the first-ever Instanbul to Malaga flight late next month.