Madeira Islands Open returns to Santo da Serra

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The Madeira Islands Open, won in 2012 by the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year, Ricardo Santos, will return to Santo da Serra from May 16-19, 2013.

In May this year, Santos celebrated the 20th edition of the tournament with an emotional home triumph, becoming only the second Portuguese player after Daniel Silva to win on The European Tour.

Santos will be bidding to become the first player to successfully defend the Madeira Islands Open title when Santo da Serra stages the €675,000 tournament for the 18th time next year.

Situated on the beautiful holiday island of Madeira, in the Atlantic Ocean, Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s creation boasts spectacular mountain views, and was recently voted Portugal’s third best course in The Rolex World’s Top 1,000 Golf Courses.

The tournament, which will be held in the same week as the Volvo World Match Play Championship, will again form part of both The European and Challenge Tour Schedules, with the prize money counting towards The Race to Dubai and Challenge Tour Rankings.