The Open: Francesco Molinari for the encore, Migliozzi for the company

The Open: Francesco Molinari for the encore, Migliozzi for the company

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The Open: Francesco Molinari for the encore, Migliozzi for the company

The oldest Major is back in the spotlight, from 15 to 18 July, after the cancellation for Covid in 2020. In England, two blues are in the race, the Irish Lowry defends the title won in 2019. It is also a challenge for world leadership

Francesco Molinari to repeat the historic triumph (first Italian to impose himself in a Major) of 2018, Guido Migliozzi (at his absolute debut in the tournament), to confirm himself on great levels: everything is ready for the 149th edition of The Open, fourth and last event Grand Slam 2021, scheduled from 15 to 18 July in Sandwich (England), Kent. Where Italy will be represented by Turin and Vicenza, the two Azzurri on the field, in the individual men’s golf competition, at the Tokyo Games. Total prize pool of $ 11,500,000 with first coin of 2,070,000 (the highest ever for this tournament). Irish Shane Lowry will defend the title won in 2019. The Royal St George’s GC will host the competition for the 15th time in its history (the first since 2011). Where almost all the best players in the world will compete for the Claret Jug. It will also be a key challenge for world leadership between Dustin Johnson (number 1), Jon Rahm (second) and Justin Thomas (third).

No autographs

For Francesco Molinari and Guido Migliozzi the 149th edition of The Open could mark the turning point. The Turinese, in the tournament that in 2018 saw him enter the elite of golf, dreams of a historic “double” to return to great levels. For the Vicenza Migliozzi it will be the first time ever at The Open. After the 4th place (at the absolute debut in a Major) at the US Open the Veneto is aiming for another great result in a Grand Slam event. Seventy-third (and best blue) in the world ranking, he has already shown that he does not feel the pressure and will try to confirm his excellent form. Molinari will play the first two rounds of the competition alongside the Australian Marc Leishman and the English Matt Wallace. Migliozzi will face the French Victor Perez and the American Kevin Streelman. In addition to Woods, Matsuyama and Zach Johnson were also absent. The Royal St George’s Golf Club can accommodate up to a maximum of 32,000 spectators per day. 156 players (including 8 amateurs) will compete for a total prize pool of $ 11,500,000. It will be forbidden for them to sign autographs.

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