Defending champion Sergio Garcia will return to defend the crown he won last year by four strokes over Italys Emanuele Canonica. Garcia will be looking to gain his second title in his home country's event.
Spain's very own Seve Ballesteros, who will be teeing it up this week, holds the record for most titles in this tournament with three.
Also in the field will be Jose Maria Olazabal, who strangely enough has never won this event, although he did have a runner-up finish in 1998.
Garcia is still looking to break out this year after posting his finest year as a pro in 2002. His best finish on both the European Tour and PGA Tour is a dismal tie for 25th. He looked good early at The Masters only to fall back into a tie for 28th.
The man who once said he would like to sit atop both money lists in the same season has a long way to go. He currently stands 60th on the European Order of Merit and 110th on the PGA Tour money list.
Statistical Preview for the Canarias Open de Espaa