In the twenty-fourth week of the year, the third of June, we will carefully follow all the golf tournaments dedicated to professionals.
Here’s what they are: Alps Tour – Aravell Golf Open by Credit Andorra 2022From 16 to 18 June the Tour heads to Spain for the Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà.
It is the first time that the Aravell Golf & Country Club czech masters golf has hosted a European professional event of this caliber and will also be the occasion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the golf course. The course is a PAR 71 of 6,155 meters, designed by José María Olazábal, two-time Masters champion.
It is located in a wide valley, at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, overlooking the Pyrenees and the Cadí mountains. Players, however, should not be distracted as the fairways are narrow, the greens small and the rough thick.
A challenging course that will require precision from the Tour champions. At its debut on the Alps Tour calendar, the event boasts a truly stellar field: all the winners of the current season will be there to compete for the victory, with the exception of Markus Brier, leader of the 30th Goesser Open.
On the pitch we will closely follow the top ten players in the Alp Tour Order of Merit: the first classified Koen Kouwenaar, together with the French Tom Vaillant, winner of last week and 2nd in the ranking and the blues Gregorio De Leo (3rd ) and Stefano Mazzoli (6th).
Among the 136 players on the field will compete for a prize money of 40,000 euros, the Italians are 26, among which we mention: Luca Cianchetti, Riccardo Bregoli, Stefano Pitoni, Andrea Romano, Michele Ortolani, Andrea Saracino, Edoardo Giletta, Cristiano Terragni, Ludovico Addabbo, Gianmaria Rean Trinchero, Alessandro Notaro, Federico Zucchetti, Giacomo Fortini, Davide Buchi… Challenge Tour – Kaskáda Golf ChallengeFrom 16 to 19 June the Road to Mallorca Tour moves to the Czech Republic, to Brno for the Kaskáda Golf Challenge.
The event is a fairly recent fixture in the European Tour Calendar. Born in 2017, it was played for the first three years in Prague, at Prague City Golf, while in the current season and for the second consecutive year the venue of the competition will be the Kaskáda Golf Resort in Brno.
The course is a 6,449-meter PAR 71 with very undulating fairways and greens, full of strategically placed bunkers and lakes to make teeshots challenging too. Kaskáda Golf Resort has already hosted several high-profile tournaments, including the Grand Final of the Czech PGA Tour and the D + D Real Czech Challenge in 2019, which saw Englishman Ross McGowan take his third victory on the Challenge Tour.
The Road to Mallorca ranking is starting to take shape. The season enters its 11th week, and the man to lead (and to beat) is 33-year-old Swede Jens Dantorp. We will closely follow the 5 Italians on the field: Lorenzo Scalise, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, Federico Maccario, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli and Filippo Bergamaschi.
PGA Tour – U.S. OpenFrom 16 to 19 June all eyes are on the third male Major of the season: the U.S. Open, now in its 122nd edition. The venue for the highly anticipated event will be The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Site of one of the most talked about Ryder Cups in history (in 1999), The Country Club is one of the five founding clubs of what has become the USGA and welcomes the U.S. Open for the first time in more than 20 years, although it has hosted it three times in the past.
The Country Club was founded in 1882, with many changes, which have seen the shape of the holes and the course vary several times. The longest hole, at 566 meters, is a PAR 5 that is often played against the wind and with an elevated green.
As usual, the USGA has made its mark by leaving a higher and denser rough, which delimits fairways and greens and which will make the course even more challenging. When the best players in the world are all lined up for a Major it is difficult to make a list of champions “to keep an eye on”, but among the 157 players on the field for a prize pool of $ 12.5 million, care must be taken: to defending champion Jon Rahm, who joined the Majors’ club last year and became the first Spaniard to win the U.S.
Open.To Rory McIlroy, who is in great shape and proved it with his win in Canada last week.To Justin Thomas, who has already won a Major in the current season and, too, in great shape after his performance in Toronto.World No.
1 Scottie Scheffler who will try to correct what went wrong in one of his favorite fields, when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship.Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, who has often been the protagonist of the weekend rankings, has past victories on the Brookline course and took a tenth position last week.Do not see
LIV Golf: Who Will Be Playing In First $25m Event At Centurion Club
Here is a list of the 42 players named so far by the Australian for an event that is being played over just 54 holes and will have no cut. The winner will pick up a cheque for $4m.
The South African sits 93rd in world rankings and has had seven career wins.
Richard BlandThe Englishman ended his long wait for a first DP World Tour win in last year’s British Masters and is the world No 66.
Ranked 114th in world, the Englishman’s sole pro success came on the Jamega Tour.
Ratchanon “TK” Chantananuwat
The Thai amateur is the youngest player to win an Official World Golf Ranking event.
Another South African, he has three pro wins and sits 128th in world rankings.
The Englishman, who won the 2011 Czech Open, created history in 2018 when he became the first player to shoot 59 on the DP World Tour.
The Spaniard has recorded 36 career victories, including the 2017 Masters, and is the all-time record points scorer in the Ryder Cup.
Sitting 35th in the world rankings, the American has two professional wins to his name.
The South African has recorded 14 professional victories, including the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He’s the world No 118.
A double winner on the DP World Tour in recent seasons, the South African sits 111th in the world standings.
The Englishman recently recorded his third title triumph on the DP World Tour in the Soudal Open in Belgium and lies 72nd in world.
The former world No 1 and two-time major champion is the star attraction in the field, even though he’s slipped to 13th in the global rankings.
Matt JonesThe Australian sits 68th in the world and has four professional victories to his name.
He is a former Asian Tour Order of Merit leader and lies 125th in the world rankings.
Another former world No 1 and double major champion, the German holed the winning putt in the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah but has slipped outside the world’s top 200.
The Thai player, who is the world No 133, became the youngest player to win a pro event in 2013.
The American has recorded two Asian Tour wins and sits 138th in the world.
The 87th-ranked Japanese player has recorded three professional wins.
The younger brother of four-time major winner Brooks has six professional top-10 finishes.
The 103rd-ranked Japanese player is a two-time winner in the pro ranks.
The Spaniard has won twice recently on the DP World Tour to climb to 65th in the world rankings.
The 2010 US Open champion from Northern Ireland has 16 professional wins to his name.
Ranked 235th in the world, the Australian won the 2021-22 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.
The world No 33 from America is a nine-time winner in his professional career.
Another South African, he has won 12 times as a pro and is the world No 69.
The American is the 2019 US Amateur Champion.
The 2010 Open champion has won 20 times in total in his career and sits 20th in the world rankings.
The Australian has recorded four professional victories.
The Spaniard, who is the world No 162, has won three times on the DP World Tour, including a double on Scottish soil.
The American is the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s champion.
The American won the 2021 US Amateur champion and is still an amateur.
Europe’s Ryder Cup talisman, the Englishman has chalked up 19 pro wins in his career and currently sits 89th in world.
Another of the amateurs in the field, the Spaniard recorded seven top-10 finishes in 2021 NCAA events.
Yet another South African, he’s the world No 154 with 10 professional victories.
Though now sitting outside the world’s top 100, the South African is a former Masters champion and has 23 professional wins under his belt,
The 91st-ranked American has claimed four prol wins and 12 top-10 finishes.
The Japanese player, who sits 173th in the world, is a 16-time winner as a professional.
The American is a former world No 1 amateur who started his career on the DP World Tour and was Rookie of the Year in 2013.
The Zimbabwean, who is the world No 109, has just qualified for the 150th Open through winning the Mizuno Open in Japan.
The former world No 1 has won 44 times as a pro and made a record-equalling 11th appearance in the Ryder Cup last year. He’s the current world No 74.
The Austrian, who also played on that Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, is an eight-time winner on the DP World Tour, including the 2019 Scottish Open. He’s 90th in the world.
The 250th-ranked Australian secured his first professional win in 2021.
The final six players will include commissioner’s invites and berths following the completion of this week’s Asian Tour International Series England tournament at Slaley Hall, with an announcement being made next Monday.
England’s Law Wins ARAMCO Team Series – London
England’s Bronte Law shot a final round of 71 to win the $1 million ARAMCO Team Series – London, on the Ladies’ European Tour (LET) at the Centurion Club, in St Albans in the south of England.
Law, the winner of the 2021 Dubai Moonlight Classic on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club, on the LET, had a brilliant 4, 3, 3, 3, finish; birdie, birdie, par, eagle, that saw her take the title by one shot on nine under par for the 54 hole tournament.
Georgia Hall (Eng) finished one short after a final round 71, and last week’s winner of the Volvo Car Scandinavian Masters Linn Grant (Swe) fired seven birdies in her final eight holes to shoot a back nine of 30, an 18 hole score of 69, to finish third with Charley Hull (Eng) another shot back in solo fourth.
Second round leader Hayley Davis (Eng) struggled in the final group of the day and finished in tied 9th place on 217 over the par 73, 6,372 yard course.
Dubai-based LET professional Kristyna Napoleaova (Czech Republic) shot a six over par, three birdie 79 to finish in tied 56th place.
After her round Napoleaova said, “Once again I struggled in and around the greens, the story of my week. The greens were running at 11.9 feet on the stimpmeter. I had so many three putts today that I almost lost count, perhaps these greens were just not for me, but overall, I am glad to see my overall game is back to where I want it.”
The Team Event which finished yesterday after 36 holes in a tie, saw Team Garcia with Nicola Garcia (RSA) being the selected player from the Team, win the play-off which was held over for 24 hours and took place after Law had sunk her winning putt on the same 18th green this afternoon.
Team Napoleaova finished Tied 8th with Captain Kristyna, and pros Virginia Elena Carter (Italy) and Manon Gidali (Fr) along with invited amateur Gillian O’Gorman to make up the fourball.
Next week Kristyna will play on the LET in her home event in the Czech Republic.
“I am super excited to be playing in next week’s €200,000 Tipsport Czech Ladies Open at Beroun Golf Club that starts on Friday. I checked the entry list today and there are 15 players from the home nation in the field including myself. With the full field at 132 players, that is over 11% of the field, This week there were just two of us from the Czech Republic in the field: Tereza Melecka who finished 16th and myself. Now that is really growing the game,” concluded Napoleaova.