"It's an incredible chance to have McIlroy"
Before even knowing the name of the final winner of the 80th edition of the Omega European Masters, the tournament director drew a very positive conclusion from this exceptional year. "The presence of Rory McIlroy, world No. 2 in and winner of FedEx, is a real opportunity. As for whether this is the best year? We have already experienced some wonderful ones, with for example the presence of the four winners of the Grand Slam tournaments. The editions during which Severiano Ballesteros played were also exceptional," commented Yves Mittaz, delighted to have seen the record number of spectators set in 2019 and already looking forward to 2020." The spectators who came this year to see McIlroy will come back next year. He gave us fantastic publicity."
The quality of the tournament depends on the presence of world-class golf stars, but only partially. The course is also very important. "Except for the 18th, all the holes have been remodelled. However, we will continue to improve the course. The next step will be the rehabilitation of the oldest greens", continues the tournament director. The course must be in perfect conditions, not only for the European Tour stage but also for members and visitors using it outside the event.
The dates of the 2020 edition of the Omega European Masters are already known. It will take place from August 27 to 30.