Matteo Manassero at Antognolla Alps Open

After the Abruzzo Alps Open, the Italian Pro Tour of golf is once again the protagonist with the Antognolla Alps Open presented by + energia. From 28 to 30 April in San Giovanni del Pantano (Perugia) there will be a blue derby between Jacopo Vecchi Fossa and Matteo Manassero, among the most anticipated players of the competition.

Antognolla Alps Open, preview

The third seasonal appointment of the Federgolf national and international competition circuit, also included in the 2021 Alps Tour calendar (the third European circuit), will take place on the Antognolla Golf course. In the field 138 competitors, with the event that will offer a total prize money of 40,000 euros.

The tournament will re-propose the challenge between Vecchi Fossa (who won the first two seasonal events of the Italian Pro Tour in Miglianico) and Manassero, respectively in first and second place in the order of merit of the Alps Tour. Vecchi Fossa, 26 years old from Reggio Emilia, has just returned from double exploits at the National Open Championship (where he overtook Manassero in the sprint) and at the Abruzzo Alps Open. While Manassero, 28 years old from Negrar (Verona), will chase the first success of 2021 after three second places in as many races.

The Scottish Ryan Lumsden and the French amateur Paul Margolis, respectively winners in Vernole (Lecce) of the MIRA Golf Experience Acaya Open and the MIRA Live the Soul Open, the first events of the Alps, aim to join the title race. Tour 2021.

It’s called the “Player Impact Program” and is the PGA Tour’s answer to the Premier Golf League (PGL) which, from 2022, aims to propose a new green circuit between pharaonic prize pools and big ambitions. The top American men’s circuit has created a project aimed at premiere the stars that bring benefits to golf and to the organization including the involvement of fans and sponsors.

On the pot 40 million dollars distributed among 10 players, 8 of which will go to the champion who will have brought more results beyond the field. The chosen ones will be determined based on their “impact score”, a spokesperson for the PGA Tour tells Golfweek. With the US organization that has already distributed to players the metrics by which they will be ranked. “Their popularity in google searches” and through social networks will also be fundamental. The PGA Tour will use an algorithm to determine the final scores and to benefit, among others, could be champions, needless to say, like Tiger Woods. But also Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, a phenomenon of popularity but in great crisis of results on the field.

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