Golf changed forever in Spain in 1997 with the famous Ryder Cup in Sotogrande. Seve Ballesteros served as captain, José María Olazábal as leader of the team and the name of a young man named Sergio García began to be heard. Edorta Rahm And his wife Angela They got hooked on this sport through the images that came from Valderrama and, therefore, they took their son Jon to give his first classes in the Vitorian countryside of Larrabea.
Since then, almost three decades have had to pass for Spain, in this case Malaga, to once again be the epicenter of golf. The Solheim Cup, the confrontation between the best players in Europe and the United States, will become this Thursday the most important women’s sporting event to be held in our borders. Although the Government did not want to find out. Although the event, with a budget close to 20 million euros, ensures a direct return of almost 10 times more, the central Executive has still not contributed a single cent.
A total of 100,000 spectators will pack the Finca Cortesín de Casares field with tickets ranging from 25 euros to attend one of the practice days to 2,500 euros for a VIP experience throughout the week at one of the luxurious hospitality tents. Images of the Costa del Sol and the tournament will be seen in 200 countries, where the tournament will be broadcast live with more than 30 hours of coverage. In Spain, Mediaset and Movistar+ will offer the event while TVE was negotiating this Wednesday in extremis the possibility of televising it.
Deporte & Business, the promoter that achieved the miracle of bringing the Solheim Cup to our country, has been working in silence for a long time and has managed to cover costs thanks to private sponsors and institutions on the Costa del Sol, headed by the Board, but still He has not received anything from the Government.
The void is bleeding since the central administration has allocated 96 million euros to Catalonia’s 2031 Ryder Cup candidacy despite the fact that political instability is ruining the options for the Carimal Golf course in Girona.