South African Garrick Higgo has been named Golfer of the Month for the second month in a row after winning two tournaments in a three week span. Higgo followed up his win at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open with another victory at the Canary Islands Championship. The South African rookie swept the field by five shots with rounds of 63-68-66-62.
Garrick Higgo, award
Richard Bland came second in the voting after winning his first European Tour title in his 478th start at the Betfred British Masters, and finishing top of the mini-rankings for U.S. Open qualification. Bland defeated Guido Migliozzi in a play-off to become the oldest first-time winner on Tour at the age of 48.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger came third after successfully defending his 2019 title at Made in HimmerLand presented by FREJA. The Ryder Cup hopeful lapped the field as he finished on 21 under par and went on to win by five shots.
Guido Migliozzi rounded off the voting after successive second place finishes at the Betfred British Masters and Made in HimmerLand presented by FREJA.
Guido Migliozzi and Francesco Molinari bring Italy to the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2021. The Vicenza and Piedmontese, returning respectively from 4 / o and 13 / o place at the US Open, are the two golf blues – in the men’s field – who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics whose individual competition will be played from 29 July. on August 1st at Kasumigaseki Country Club. For both it will be the first time at the Olympics. Chicco Molinari took off his pass to play the Olympics also in 2016, only to give up due to the Zika virus.
The women’s qualifiers will close on Monday 28 June with the participants in the Tokyo Games which will be announced by the International Golf Federation on Tuesday 29.
Migliozzi, 24 years old from Veneto, is the new star of blue golf.
For him two successes (Magical Kenya Open and Belgian Knockout) as a “rookie” on the European Tour in 2019. This year the explosion with three second places (Qatar Masters, British Masters and Made in HimmerLand) on the maximum continental circuit before the 4 / o show place at the US Open, at his debut in a Major, which allowed him to enter the world Top 100 passing from 103rd to 72nd position (best Italian).
He needs no introduction, Chicco Molinari. From Turin, in 2018 he won all over the world and made history by establishing himself as the first blue golfer to win a Major (the Open Championship). In the same year he was the absolute driver of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris, becoming the first player of the Old Continent to win 5 matches out of 5 and giving the point of victory to the expedition led by the Danish Thomas Bjorn. His last exploit dates back to March 2019 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational (PGA Tour). A month after the disappointment that was hardest to digest, the one that arrived at The Masters, which was then won by Tiger Woods. Then the difficulties and now Molinari dreams of redemption in Tokyo at the Olympics Games.