Five Italian players take part in the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos: Lorenzo Scalise, 27th in the Road to Mallorca (order of merit), and Matteo Manassero, 52nd, engaged in the race towards the 20 "cards" for the DP World Tour 2023 assigned to the top twenty of this ranking at the end of the season, Enrico Di Nitto, Federico Maccario and Aron Zemmer aiming for a good performance.
Open de Portugal, schedule
In the Challenge Tour tournament, which takes place on the Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort course, in Vau Óbidos in Portugal, there will be the top five finishers in the money list: the Germans Alexander Knappe and Freddy Schott, the Danish Oliver Hundeboll, the Englishman Nathan Kimsey and Swede Jens Dantorp.
It is the confirmation that the competition is getting more and more heated to maintain the positions already acquired in view of the finish line between six tournaments. In the field also the other German Velten Meyer, the Spaniards Emilio Quartero Blanco and Alejandro Del Rey, the Swede Mikael Lindberg and the Swiss Jeremy Freiburghaus.
The prize pool is 250,000 euros with the first coin of 40,000 euros. Óbidos is a Portuguese town, in the district of Leiria, located in the province of Estremadura, part of the Intermunicipal Community of the West in the Centro region, with around 2,200 inhabitants.
The village is the seat of the municipality of Óbidos with an area of 141.55 km2 and 11,924 inhabitants (2021), subdivided into 7 parishes. The municipality is limited to the northeast and east by the municipality of Caldas da Rainha, to the south by Bombarral, to the southwest by Lourinhã, to the west by Peniche and to the northwest it has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean.
In 2007 the Castle of Óbidos was declared by the competition the Seven Wonders of Portugal the second of the seven most important monuments of the Portuguese architectural heritage. On December 11, 2015, UNESCO considered Óbidos a literary city, as part of the Creative Cities Network program.
The village is located north of Lisbon (88 km via the A8) and southwest of Coimbra (138 km via the A1 / A8). The Open de Portugal, formerly the Portuguese Open, is an annual professional golf tournament, currently played on the Challenge Tour.