After missing the appointment with the Tokyo Games due to a back injury, Francesco Molinari is ready to return to play on the PGA Tour. The Turin player, replaced at the Olympics by Renato Paratore (who finished 27 / o), will participate in the Wyndham Championship, a tournament that will be played from 12 to 15 August in the United States in Greensboro, on the course of the Sedgefield Country Club, in North Carolina.
The total prize pool is $ 6,400,000 with the first coin of $ 1,152,000.
Francesco Molinari, Wyndham Championship
Francesco Molinari has already participated in the tournament, in 2014, arriving 24 / o. He is currently 140 / o in the FedEx Cup standings and will try to gain positions to rejoin the 125 that qualify for the Playoffs.
Jim Herman defends the title, winner in the 2020 edition. The American Xander Schauffele, gold at the Tokyo Games, is absent, while the silver medalist Rory Sabbatini is at the starting line just like Pan Cheng-tsung, bronze in the five-man event circles.
Also present were the winners of the 2019 and 2018 editions, respectively J.T. Poston and Brandt Snedeker. There will not be, however, the top three in the World ranking: Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa. Solheim Cup organizers and BMW announced the creation of the BMW Celebrity Match during the week of the 2021 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Inverness Club from August 31 – September 6 in Toledo, Ohio.
The celebrity match will be held on Thursday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at Inverness Club, with celebrities and players battling for the inaugural crown. “We are excited to be able to bring the BMW Celebrity Match at the Solheim Cup to life during event week,” said Solheim Cup tournament director Becky Newell.
“The match was designed with fans in mind as a way to elevate the experience for those attending the Solheim Cup, and we’re looking forward to watching these players try their hand at Inverness Club as a kickoff to one of women’s golf’s most distinguished team events”.
The celebrity match will have two teams teeing off No. 10 in a scramble format. Three-time U.S. Solheim Cup team captain and 31-time LPGA Tour winner, Juli Inkster, and six-time U.S. Team member and major champion Morgan Pressel are among the participants, as well as Radio Hall of Fame host and former NFL defensive lineman, Mike Golic.
One of the teams will also be captained by none other than multi-Platinum selling and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Darius Rucker. “The Solheim Cup is a prestigious event that I always enjoy watching as a fan of great golf,” said Rucker.
“I’m honored to be on the same course as these talented players and can’t wait for some friendly competition in the celebrity match!”.