The 78th edition of the Italian Golf Open took place on the fields of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome). Already on the field Guido Migliozzi, best blue in the world ranking (he is 69 / o) and protagonist of a difficult start.
Three 'bogeys' in the first four holes played for Vicenza. Francesco Laporta started off on the right foot: the Apulian finished the first round with a partial of 66 (-5) shots, making 7 birdies with two bogeys. With the Swedish Henrik Stenson and the Australian Min Woo Lee score of 64 (-7) also for the Finnish Kalle Samooja.
Two bogeys and a birdie in the first four holes for Renato Paratore, three par for Francesco Molinari.
Edoardo Molinari, Italian Open
The Italian Golf Open began in the name of entertainment with Edoardo Molinari protagonist of a "hole in one" show at hole 7 (par 3 of 219 yards).
A feat that allows the blue to win a car offered for the occasion by the title sponsor of the tournament. The Piedmontese, from a distance of 200 meters, hit the center directly at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome), unleashing the applause of the audience present.
At the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome), in the first round of the 78th edition of the Italian Open, Edoardo Molinari continues to grind strokes and plays. After having made a "hole in one" on hole 7 (par 3, 219 yards), the Turin player with four holes still to play is on "-6" alongside, among others, the Englishman Tommy Fleetwood.
So far he tries bogey free for his brother Francesco, one of the most anticipated big names in the competition. After 13 holes Chicco Molinari is on (-2) with two birdies. After the official inauguration of the Ryder Cup 2023 field, an Italian golf delegation was in audience with Pope Francis who, symbolically, with a simulated 'putt' 'opened' the Italian Open.
Special eve for the maximum review of tricolor golf, scheduled until Sunday (2-5 September) with many international champions ready to challenge each other. The Rolex Pro-Am won by the team led by the Scottish Stephen Gallacher also acts as a prologue to the European Tour tournament.