Rafa Nadal: Champion on Court and Green

Multi talented Nadal wins golf tournament

Rafa Nadal at the Balearic Golf Championship. Credit: fbaleargolf/Instagram.com

Rafa Nadal, globally celebrated for his tennis legacy, has now emerged victorious at the Balearic Golf Championship, held in Mallorca

As he gears up for a return to the ATP circuit, Nadal delights in another of his passions, golf, where his exceptional handicap won through.


Rafa Nadal, the Spanish tennis icon, has once again demonstrated his exceptional versatility and competitive spirit by clinching his first title at the Balearic Golf Championship in the Mid-Amateur category.

Competing on the Santa Ponsa I course, the renowned golfing venue in Mallorca, Nadal showcased his adaptability and golfing prowess. This course has hosted several professional tournaments on the European circuit, highlighting the level of challenge it presents.

Despite these challenges, Nadal’s scores of 73 and 74 across two rounds, totalling +3 over par, demonstrated his dominance in the competition.

His journey to this triumph was marked by perseverance, having missed the 2023 championship due to injury, and improving from sixth place in 2021 and a close second in 2022.

Nadal’s victory is not merely about personal achievement; it’s seen as a source of pride for Mallorca, celebrating the island’s sporting excellence.

By winning the championship with a seven-stroke lead over his nearest competitor, Jaime Nicolau, and nine over James Robert Hannington, Nadal has proven his golfing mettle. This win underscores the depth of his athletic talent and his ability to excel across different sports disciplines.

As Mallorca’s most famous sportsmen, Nadal’s achievements in golf contribute to his legacy as one of the most versatile and admired athletes of our time.

It highlights the rich sporting culture of Mallorca and sets an inspiring example for aspiring athletes, proving that with talent, determination, and hard work, greatness can be achieved in multiple arenas.


Nadal is set to make his comeback to competitive tennis at the Indian Wells Masters 1000. This event is scheduled to take place in California between March 6 and 16.

Initially, Nadal had hoped to participate in the ATP 250 tournament in Doha during the week of February 19 to 24. However, slight physical discomfort led him to pull out.

Instead, he has been rigorously training at his academy in Manacor, preparing for his upcoming venture to the United States.

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John Ensor

Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina. He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.