Golf, schedules and tournaments of the week


For the week of October 3-9, here are the golf events not to be missed.

Golf and events

Alpine Tour – Emilia-Romagna Grand Final
After 17 weeks of a long season played in 6 different countries, it’s time for the ‘Grand Final’.

To participate in the event, players must have participated in at least 5 events in 3 different countries, in addition to being in the Top 50 and actual members of the Alpine Tour. The event will take place at the Modena Golf and Country Club from October 6-8 and will see 50 players on the field attempting to win one of the five coveted cards in the Challenge Tour 2023 (Class 12), which will be assigned to the first 5 ranked players.

in the Medal of Merit this weekend. It is played for 50,000 euros, of which 10,000 will go to the winner. Gregorio de Leo, the current leader of the Order of Merit, has already earned one of the five Challenge Tour tickets that can be taken in this week’s Grand Final.

Tom Vaillant (AM) is second and Julian Sall, who will play his second event as a professional, is third in the standings. The event venue measures 72 PAR over an area of ​​6,423 square metres, and was designed by German professional and two-time Masters champion, Bernard Langer, and American architect Jim Ing.

Modena Golf & Country Club hosted prestigious national and international events for juniors, the Grand Final of the Alpine Tour in 2021 and the Italian Open in 1993.
The championship course features many water hazards, large vegetables and choppy fairways, defined by oaks, maples and evergreen shrubs.

The tournament format is 54-hole stroke play, no cutouts. In the event of a tie for first place at the end of 54 holes, there will be a sudden death playoff. The defending champion is Spain’s Victor Garcia Proto, who won the event in 2021 with 13 points under PAR.

Challenge Tour – British Challenge Presented by Modest! golf management
October 6-9, Majorca Road Heroes travel to Cornwall, England. British challenge presented by modest! The Golf Management marks the first successive events of the European Challenge Tour in England, along with the English Cup presented by Rocket Yard Sports Marketing which will take place next week at Filford Heath.

The two events represent the last chance for players to earn points on the “Road to Mallorca” leaderboard before the R&A-powered Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final, where the top 45 players will compete for one of the 20 coveted cards in the DP World. A round and part of the €500,000 prize pool.

The British Challenge will be played on the Nicklaus Signature Course, the first European course designed by Jack Nicklaus of St. Winners such as Jose Maria Olazabal, Bernard Langer and Severiano Ballesteros.

The course is among the best in Cornwall and is without a doubt one of the toughest in the British Outback, with great views of the countryside. The challenge intensifies to become No. 1 on the way to Mallorca, and German Alexander Knabe, who leads the standings, wants to become the first German player to achieve this feat.

Knappe’s first Dimension Data Pro-Am win came at the season opener, while his second win came in the recent B-NL Challenge Cup at Hulencourt and he now aims to “promote” to the DP World Tour with a third win.

Sweden’s Mikael Lindberg came second, while England’s Nathan Kimsey, Germany’s Freddy Schott and Sweden’s Jens Dantorp were close to the top five in the standings. There will be four Blues on the field: Enrico De Nieto, Jacobo Vicki Fossa, Lorenzo Scales and Aaron Zimmer.

DP World Tour – acciona Open de España presented by Madrid
This week, October 6-9, Rafa Cabrera Bello will defend one of the most historic titles on the DP World Tour: the one he won at the Acciona Open in Spain, which Madrid “presented” this year.

Jon Ram won this event in 2018 and 2019 and the third win would be a huge success for the Spanish champion. It would mean, in fact, to follow in the footsteps of the great Sword of Ballesteros. Ram’s first two wins at Centro Nacional de Golf and Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, where he also plays this year, were his first two appearances at the event.

The winner of a major and previous No. 1 in the world last year had placed 17th. DP World Tour – acciona Open de España presented by Madrid
This week, October 6-9, Rafa Cabrera Bello will defend one of the most historic titles on the DP World Tour: the one he won at the Acciona Open in Spain, which Madrid “presented” this year.

Jon Ram won this event in 2018 and 2019 and the third win would be a huge success for the Spanish champion. It would mean, in fact, to follow in the footsteps of the great Sword of Ballesteros. Ram’s first two wins at Centro Nacional de Golf and Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, where he also plays this year, were his first two appearances at the event.

The winner of a major and previous No. 1 in the world last year had placed 17th. Although Ram is the favorite this week, he won’t be the only Spaniard trying to break the record for a home win. Cabrera Bello will attempt to defend the title, while Arnos, after five second places on the Tour, has finally secured his first win of the season in Catalonia.

Jorge Campello and Nacho Elvira have both racked up wins in recent seasons and have all the credentials to win. Club de Campo Villa de Madrid was officially opened in 1931. In 1990 it hosted the first event of the DP World Tour, and since then has hosted 11 more including Open de España, Open de Madrid and Madrid Masters.

Ballesteros’ victory here in 1995 was his 50th and final victory on the Tour and on the Honor Roll, joined by Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomery and Padridge Harrington. DP World’s tour of Spain will be for three weeks with events that will play a vital role in the future of many players.

After this, in fact, Estrella Damm NA will follow. Andalucia Masters and Mallorca Golf Open After which players will travel to Portugal for the Portugal Championship. Once again, the Iberian Peninsula will play a pivotal role in the history of European golf.

The Italians in this field are: Eduardo Molinari, Nino Bertasio, Andrea Pavan, Filippo Celli, Lorenzo Gagli and Renato Baratore. From Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 October, the PGA Tour faces the third week of the new season 2022-23 with the Shriners Kids Open.

The tournament began in 1983 as a 90-hole event played at multiple venues, but the Las Vegas station has become a highlight of the calendar, as does TPC Summerlin. The course, PAR 71, is full of water and bunkers and represents the world’s players, while the final bit of holes, including the drivable par-4, the achievable par-5 and the par-3 that Byrd has gone from sharp to sudden death, always seem to be. Provides a dramatic atmosphere at the end of the tournament.

The stadium this week is very respectable, with 12 of the top 50 in the world rankings in “Sin City”, including some of the Rising Presidents Cup champions. Defending champion Sungjae Im will also be on the field.

The Korean was one of four players to finish first on the last 18 holes of the 2021 edition. Im completed the final round in 62 strokes, taking home his second PGA Tour title and beating the four lengths. Current LIV Golf player Matthew Wolff.

Among the players on the field, for a prize pool of $8 million, the favorites seem to be: Tom Kim, who is still flying high after his debut in the President’s Cup, and Max Homma, who does not have a great record in this. Of course, but he showed excellent form after winning the Fortinet Championship.

Patrick Cantlay is also among the favorites and boasts an impressive TPC Summerlin record, along with Jason Day, who missed the cut two years ago but has worked hard at his game and is anticipating results. This year the event will not take place at the Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.

After hosting the first three years of the tournament in the Bay Area, the six-hour LPGA MEDIHEAL tournament moves south to Satikoy Club, located in the California hills, Somes.


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