Hero Cup 2023 begins to take shape, an event that kicks off the DP World Tour’s next season, will serve as preparation for the Ryder Cup, hosted by Rome’s Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. The tournament will be held in Abu Dhabi from 13 to 15 January 2023.
Strongly supported by Team Europe captain Luke Donald, the tournament is structured along the lines of the Ryder Cup and pits two teams against each other: One is made up of athletes from Great Britain and Ireland and the other is continental players from Europe.
A very useful initiative for selecting the captain and as an experience for the players, and indeed very impressive. The choice of captains for both teams increased the show factor. On one side, Tommy Fleetwood will be there for the British and Irish athletes, while Blue Francesco Molinari will lead continental Europe.
Two best friends, two men who made Ryder Cup history together, without scorning scenes and moments of great sympathy for the immense quality and memorable encounters on the field. These are the words the two spoke after the announcement of the election, reported by ANSA:
Francesco Molinari: “The Hero Cup is a great idea and an opportunity for European players to gain experience in team events. With Fleetwood, I hope to provide experience in these types of competitions and help many colleagues. We look forward to partnering Donald on this exciting adventure with the Ryder Cup in my home country of Italy in mind.
Tommy Fleetwood: “Everyone knows that Molinari and I get along well, and it would be strange to find ourselves as captains and rivals. “
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