Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – 12:35
DP World Tour, 7 Italians in Ireland
156 contestants in the course in Kilkenny County
ROME, June 29 (askanews) – The DP World Tour offers one of the classic events on the calendar, the Horizon Irish Open, born in 1927 and now in its 67th edition. Of the 156 contestants running from June 30 to July 3, seven will be Italians, starting with Mount Juliet Estate Course in Thomastown, Kilkenny County, Ireland, and second-place finisher Eduardo Molinari in 2014. He has won nine consecutive tournaments, three top 10, and only two cuts in 14 seasonal events. Guido Migliosi (who took a week off after returning from 14th place at the US Open), Renato Paratore, Nino Bertazio, Francesco Laporta, Lorenzo Gagli and Andrea Pavan will be on the field. Defending the second of two career titles on the DP World Tour is Bendigo’s 26-year-old Australian Lucas Herbert, who only attended the Dubai Dessert Classic this year, honoring his success in 2020 and playing regularly on the PGA Tour. English tyrant Hatton on the field, twice in the top 5 twice, Irish Shane Lori scoring in 2009 as an amateur, and Padreig Harrington dreaming of repeating the wave of success in 2007. At the U.S. Senior Open, he was among the more than 50 majors he faced for the first time last week. Six season winners: Spaniards Adri Arnaus, Pablo Larazabel, Finnish Kalle Samuja, Dane Torbjn Olesen, Evan Ferguson of Scotland and Ashun Woo of China. However, many players can play an important role, including the Danish twins Nicolai, Rasmus Hoggard, South African Brandon Stone and Dean Burmester. The 23-year-old Alex Fitzpatrick’s professional debut after a promising amateur career, the brother of Matthew Fitzpatrick, who won the US Open and signed his first major. The latest winners were John Raham of Spain, Rory McClory of the Northern Ireland and Paul Casey of England. The prize money is $ 6,000,000 (approximately € 5,670,000).
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