Made in HimmerLand, road to the US Open

At Made in HimmerLand dreaming of the US Open. The European Tour is back as protagonist (from 27 to 30 May) in Denmark with the second of the three tournaments that allows you to conquer places (ten in total) to play the long-awaited American Major scheduled from 17 to 20 June in La Jolla, in California. Among the candidates for the pass, after the great test at the British Masters, also three of the eight Azzurri competing in Farso: Guido Migliozzi (fresh from second place mockery in England and best Italian in the world ranking), Edoardo Molinari and Renato Paratore. Nino Bertasio, Francesco Laporta, Andrea Pavan, Lorenzo Gagli and Lorenzo Scalise will also take the field on the HimmerLand G&CC path.

Made in HimmerLand, schedule

The seventh edition of the tournament (which returns to the calendar of the maximum men’s continental circuit after the cancellation for Covid in 2020) will see the Austrian Bernd Wiesberger defend the title who, in 2019, also triumphed at the Italian Open. The event will offer a prize pool of 1,500,000 euros and will precede the Porsche European Open (3-6 June in Hamburg, Germany), the last appointment (for those not already qualified) useful for earning a place in the US Open field.

The European Tour’s drive for inclusivity in golf continues with the announcement of the 2021 EDGA European Tour, which will take in four new tournaments for Golfers with Disability during the UK Swing, before the top eight players qualify for the EDGA Dubai Finale to be staged at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.

In conjunction with the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) and as part of Golf For Good – the European Tour’s overarching Corporate Social Responsibility programme – 20 golfers taken from the World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) as of May 16, 2021, will have the opportunity to tackle the same course set-up as the European Tour professionals, with the new 36-hole tournaments taking place over the weekends of successive events in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England.

Each player will be invited to participate in two back-to-back tournaments – those ten players with even-numbered rankings will tee it up at the EDGA Wales Open at The Celtic Manor Resort from July 24-25, and the ISPS HANDA World Disability Invitational presented by Brendan Lawlor from July 31 – August 1 hosted at Massereene (Saturday) and Galgorm Castle (Sunday).

Lawlor, the first professional golfer with a disability to play a European Tour event, has made a huge impact globally on the disabled golfers’ circuit, including winning the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open in 2019, and now the Irishman will host this year’s EDGA tournament in Northern Ireland.

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