European Tour Weekly - 2nd May 2012

5/31/2012 9:43:22 AM
Real Club de Golf de Sevilla ()
Real Club de Golf de Sevilla ()

The European Tour heads back to mainland Europe for one of the oldest tournaments in golf, the Reale Seguros Open de España. Dating back to 1912 it was the first event ever played on The European Tour in April 1972 and as always European Tour Weekly will report all the latest news from the range.

A year ago Thomas Aiken won his first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 104th European Tour event. In doing so Aiken became the third South African winner of the Open de España after Dale Hayes and Charl Schwartzel. ETW spoke to him before the defence of his title.

Last year the world of golf was in mourning for one of the games true greats, Seve Ballesteros. Seve’s passing was marked by a minute’s silence during the third round of the Open de España. One year on ETW looks back at Seve’s career and the impact he had on the game.

Our review comes from the Ballantine’s Championship and ETW will bring you the best of the action from Blackstone Golf Club in Seoul.

At the Ballantine’s Championship last week ETW caught up with Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen. He picked up his maiden European Tour victory recently at the Sicilian Open adding to his growing reputation after finishing his rookie season last year in 48th place on The Race to Dubai.

Together with all of the latest news and statistics from the Tour, this completes another edition of European Tour Weekly.