Noemi Jimenez Martin, victory with her team

The countdown is over. After 7 years of waiting from tomorrow to Sunday (28-30 May) at the Margara Golf Club in Fubine Monferrato (Alessandria), for the first time in Piedmont, the Ladies Italian Open will be played, a tournament of the highest female continental circuit, which celebrates a quarter of a century.

Regione Piemonte Pro-Am, team Jimenez Martin

The “Regione Piemonte Pro-Am” won by the team led by the Spanish Noemi Jimenez Martin, preceding the great show, which will see 126 players in the race. A first show, also in the name of social inclusion, which saw among the protagonists, alongside Stefania Croce, also two Paralympic players: Alessandra Donati and Luisa Ceola. And now the title race is ready to begin. The English Florentyna Parker, champion in 2014 (year of the last edition at the Golf Club Perugia, in Umbria) will try to set an encore of successes. Giulia Molinaro, Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, Roberta Liti, Virginia Elena Carta (at the first competition as a professional), Stefania Croce, Veronica Zorzi, Giulia Sergas and the young amateurs Alessia Nobilio and Carolina Melgrati. These are the blues in the field. Italy, in the home tournament, is chasing the first success in the competition. Up to now, in the previous 24 editions, 4 second places have come.

“The Match” does not quit and actually raises. The fourth edition of the “green” show will be played on July 6 in the United States on the course of The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, in the state of Montana. Phil Mickelson, fresh from historic success at the PGA Championship and two-time winner of The Match, will play alongside Tom Brady, American football legend and great golf fan. Their challengers will be Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers (quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League and three-time MVP of the NFL). The show, “Capital One’s The Match”, will be charitable and will see the players on the pitch microphones.

In 2020 it marked the restart of the PGA Tour after 12 weeks of stoppage due to Covid. And now the Charles Schwab Challenge, scheduled from 27 to 30 May in Fort Worth, Texas, will be the first event of the top American circuit in which fully vaccinated players and professionals will no longer be forced to wear a mask to limit diffusion. of the virus.

After the record triumph (the oldest golfer to win a Major at almost 51 years old) in the PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson returns immediately to the field. The spotlight, at the Colonial Country Club, will also and above all be on the Californian, winner of the Charles Schwab in 2000 and 2008. The southpaw from San Diego dreams of a new exploit to emulate Tiger Woods the last player (in 2006 at WGC FedEx St . Jude Invitational) to have won immediately after winning a Grand Slam tournament.

He will defend the title Daniel Berger who, last year, made him the all-American derby with Collin Morikawa (world number 5), now on the hunt for a rematch. Field not of the highest level but still at the height in Texas where Jordan Spieth (born in Dallas) dreams of another success after the one obtained in 2016. Chance also for Justin Thomas (second in the world ranking and called to redeem the elimination by the cut at the PGA Championship), Patrick Reed (eighth) and Justin Rose (champion in 2018). The Mexican Abraham Ancer (eighth at the PGA Championship), the Canadian Corey Conners, the Chilean Joaquin Niemann and the Americans Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler are also aiming for a leading role. The Charles Schwab Challenge will offer a prize pool of $ 7,500,000.

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