The Mallorca Classic welcomes back host country hero and defending champion Sergio Garcia for the third edition of the event.
Garcia will be joined by fellow countrymen Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Garcia, who won in his first appearance in the tournament in 2004, easily out classed the field last year.
Two years ago in the inaugural event, Olazabal squandered a late three-stroke lead and was then nipped by Jimenez for the title.
Olazabal, who finished 10th last year, will be hoping to take his rightful turn on the victory podium following Jimenez and Garcia. Olazabal might enjoy a bit of an advantage as he has been involved in the redesign of the Pula Golf Club.
Also on the line are spots still open for inclusion into the European Tour's season-ending Volvo Masters. The top-60 on the tour's Order of Merit qualify for the event at Valderrama.
The purse for the event is $1,240,000 with $206,000 going to the winner.
The Golf Channel will televise all four days beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. ET.
Colin Montgomerie and Michael Campbell, locked in a dual for the top spot in the Order of Merit race, are both sitting out this week. Each, however, will be in the field next week for the Volvo Masters at Valderrama Golf.