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Garcia to host European Tour's Spanish Open

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Sergio Garcia is the latest international star to host a tournament on the European Tour. 

It was announced Wednesday that Garcia will host the Spanish Open at Valderrama on April 14-17, the week after the Masters. This will be the first year that Valderrama, which hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup, will stage the national open.

Garcia joins Ernie Els (South African Open), Rory McIlroy (Irish Open), Paul Lawrie (Match Play) and Luke Donald (British Masters) to assume the role of player and tournament host on the European Tour.

“This is a new whole new way of working together with the European Tour and I am very proud to be a part of it,” Garcia said.

The Spanish Open is the first tournament of the year played on European soil.