The European Tour stops off at Meloneras Golf club this week as the venue prepares to host the inaugural Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, while the PGA Tour heads to TPC Louisiana for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
The Grand Canaria Lopesan Open is the first of three tournaments to take place in the ‘Canary Islands Swing’, with the action then switching to Golf Costa Adeje for back-to-back events – the Tenerife Open between April 29 and May 2 and the Tenerife Championship from May 6-9.
Frenchman Antoine Rozner is the 14/1 favourite to claim the spoils and add a third European Tour title to his collection, having won the 2020 Golf in Dubai Championship and the 2021 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello is the tournament host and he is 20/1 to taste success for the first time since the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, while English duo Sam Horsfield and Andy Sullivan are priced at 18/1 and 20/1 respectively.
It promises to be a birdie-fest this week, with the course measuring less than 6,900 yards, and this could play into the hands of the likes of Justin Harding and Joost Luiten, who are capable of getting on a hot streak and are both priced at 33/1 to win the event.
Over on the PGA Tour, there is a break from the usual single-player stroke-play format, with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans a pairs event that will see Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer looking to defend their title.
The duo won the tournament in 2019, only for the 2020 edition to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and they are the 13/2 favourites to taste success once again this week.
The Zurich Classic comprises best-ball golf on Thursday and Saturday, and alternate-shot golf on Friday and Sunday. From the 80 pairings, the top 35 and ties will make the cut for the weekend’s play.