Gerard Tsobanian, President and CEO of Madrid Trophy Promotions, said: “Unfortunately, we have had to make a decision that is painful for everyone to cancel this year’s tournament, however given the current circumstances, we believe that the most reasonable outcome is to not hold the 2020 edition and focus all our efforts on next year.
“The passion with which we embarked on this adventure remains intact and we are going to work to maintain our quality standards in 2021. I would like to thank all the sponsors of the Mutuactivos Open de España for their support and desire to continue with us.”
Keith Waters, European Tour Chief Operating Officer, added: “Spain has played such an important role in the European Tour’s history and we look forward to working with Gerard Tsobanian and his team on the return of the Mutuactivos Open de España in 2021. Madrid Trophy Promotion’s sporting vision and commitment to golf ensures this tournament will have a bright future.”
Gonzaga Escauriaza, President of the RFEG, said: “Not playing the Mutuactivos Open de España in 2020 is disappointing for everyone, however we are excited to start this new project and we are now working together to make sure the next edition of the Mutuactivos Open de España is just as spectacular and unforgettable as the 2019 event.”
The 2019 edition was Madrid Trophy Promotion’s first year at promoter of the historic tournament, together with the European Tour and the RFEG, the event attracted more than 30,000 fans over four days at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, to watch Jon Rahm successfully defend his crown.
Any fans who have purchased tickets for the 2020 Mutuactivos Open de España will receive a full refund in the coming weeks. European Tour