Edoardo Molinari, vice captain of the next Ryder Cup 2023, expressed in a tweet all his concern about the future of the Valderrama course, the recent theater of the Andalucia Masters. According to persistent rumors published by the Daily Telegraph, negotiations are in fact underway between the Spanish club and Greg Norman (through the mediation of Sergio Garcia), aimed at bringing a stage of the LIV circuit to those fairways as early as 2023.
If this were the case, Valderrama could no longer host any event of the DP World Tour, despite the indissoluble bond created over the years between the same club and the circuit of the Old Continent.
Edoardo Molinari, tweet
In his tweet, Molinari, after sporting words of praise for Adrian Otaegui, winner of the Andalucia Masters, and for the quality of the course where the tournament was held, asks the Valderrama members to take a "right decision", a right decision, about the future positioning of the club.
For the DP World Tour, which already, due to arbitration by a London court, is forced to open the doors of its competitions to defeated champions of the LIV (and Otaegui is one of them), lose Valderrama as the theater of race would be unbearable.
Robert McIntyre himself, fresh winner of the Italian Open, admitted that the Spanish track represents for the Europeans what the Augusta National is for the Americans: the FIELD par excellence. Not only that: Valderrama, in addition to hosting the Andalucia Masters since 2010, was also the club that launched the first Ryder Cup played outside the British borders.
It was back in 1997 and Severiano Ballesteros was the unforgettable European captain: on that occasion, with Costantino Rocca in the team, Europe tore up the American squadron in which a young Tiger Woods stood out. Edoardo Molinari had a brilliant amateur career, winning several national championships.
In 2005 he became the first Italian and the first European golfer to win the US Amateur championship. As a result of that victory he qualified to play in the US Masters, US Open and British Open in 2006. [Citation needed] His younger brother Francesco is also a professional golfer.
He turned professional in 2006 after graduating from the Turin Polytechnic in engineering. In 2007 he won the Masters Club Colombia and the Kenya Open. He won his third professional title at the Piemonte Open in May 2009, held in Turin. He also won the Kazakhstan Open in September and the Italian Federation Cup in October. European Tour.
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