The "Canary Island Swing" kicks off with the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open golf scheduled in Las Palmas (Spain) from today to Sunday (April 22-25). It is the first of three consecutive stages of the European Tour to the Canaries.
In the race, on the Meloneras Golf course, there will also be 6 Azzurri. From Guido Migliozzi to Andrea Pavan, from Francesco Laporta to Edoardo Molinari, from Nino Bertasio to Lorenzo Gagli.
Canary Island Swing, protagonists
While Renato Paratore will be absent.
The event will offer a total prize pool of $ 1,500,000. Among the favorites to the title the many Spanish players in the field starting from Rafa Cabrera Bello (ambassador of the tournament), Jorge Campillo, Adrian Otaegui and Adri Arnaus.
And again: the South African Justin Harding, the French Antoine Rozner, the English Eddie Pepperell and the Americans Kurt Kitayama and John Catlin, with the latter having just returned from success in the Australian Open Erica Herman, Tiger Woods' girlfriend, was by his side and helped him recover.
Herman apparently dropped everything and rushed to see Tiger Woods after the serious injuries from the accident in February 2021. "Erica's been by his bedside, holding his hand and telling him everything’s going to be OK.
He’s a champ and he’s got this,” a source mentioned, per US Magazine. Meanwhile, good news about Tiger Woods: he is seeing his kids frequently. We are talking about Charlie Axel, 12, and Sam Alexis, 13. A sources close to the golfer tell "People" in this week's issue that his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, has been "incredible" in letting the kids spend extra time with their dad.
"He sees the kids a lot," says the insider. "Maybe not every day, but almost every day. A lot of that is because of Elin, who is just amazing. She's been incredible since the crash. She has bent over backwards to make sure that he can see the kids while he recovers from his injuries"