Turespana Open De Canaria

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Turespana Open De Canaria was the final name of a European Tour golf tournament that was held six years out of seven from 1989 to 1995. It was played in the Canary Islands of Spain, usually on Tenerife. Turespana is the Spanish national tourism body, and it sponsored several golf tournaments in the 1980s and 1990s to promote Spain's role as a leading warm weather golf holiday destination in Europe. The event had five different names in six years. The most notable winner was the Spaniard José María Olazábal, who later went on to win the Masters Tournament twice. In sterling terms the prize fund peaked at £353,120 in 1993 before falling to £245,913 in 1995, which was the second smallest on the European Tour that year.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Turespaña Open De Canaria
1995 Jarmo Sandelin  Sweden 282 −6 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros
England Paul Eales
Turespaña Open De Tenerife
1994 David Gilford  England 278 −10 2 strokes England Andrew Murray
Spain Juan Quirós
Australia Wayne Riley
Turespaña Iberia Open de Canarias
1993 Mark James  England 275 −13 6 strokes South Africa De Wet Basson
Turespaña Open de Tenerife
1992 José María Olazábal  Spain 273 −15 5 strokes Spain Miguel Ángel Martín
Tenerife Open
1991 No tournament
1990 Vicente Fernández  Argentina 282 −6 Playoff Wales Mark Mouland
1989 José María Olazábal  Spain 275 −13 3 strokes Spain José María Cañizares
England David Gilford

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site
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