In the week from 29 May to 4 June, here are the appointments of the professional and amateur tours of the Italian Golf Federation not to be missed.
PGA Tour – the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday This week, June 1-4, the PGA Tour champions will be engaged in one of the PGA Tour's most historic events, held at the same venue since 1976: The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.
The event was created and organized by 18-time Major Jack Nicklaus at his own course, Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The tournament has a reputation for being one of the toughest in the entire Tour and its history is studded with illustrious winners.
The Memorial has become a must-see on many players' calendars. This week, the top five champions of the Official World Golf Ranking will compete. Among the past champions of this prestigious event we can mention: the host Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk and Fred Couples.
The American champion Tiger Woods has won it 5 times: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and 2012. Unfortunately he will not be present among the 120 players this week as he is in rehabilitation from his last surgery. American bookmakers recommend keeping an eye on the following players: Billy Horschel, who returns to defend the title conquered in 2022.
With his victory last edition he obtained his seventh title on the PGA Tour.
The N. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, who will be at Muirfield Village after finishing in third place last week just one shot away from the playoffs with Emiliano Grillo and Adam Schenk.
On the last round at Colonial CC Scheffler hit a hole-in-one on the par 3 of the 8th hole.
Emiliano Grillo and Adam Schenk, who will compete again this week with the aim of continuing their excellent placings.
World No. 2 Jon Rahm, winner of the 2020 Memorial Tournament by three strokes.
3 Rory McIlroy who has never won at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Two-time Memorial Tournament winner Patrick Cantlay (in 2019 and 2021), who returns with the goal of continuing to win on this course here every two years. Cantlay is currently fourth in the Official World Golf Rankings.
5, Xander Schauffele, with four top-20 finishes in five Memorial appearances, is seeking his first title at this prestigious tournament.
Muirfield Village Golf Club is a 6,888-metre par 72 course which was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead.
The name of the facility is inspired by Muirfield, Scotland, where Nicklaus won his first of three Open Championship titles in 1966. The course is known for its dense rough and compact greens. On the field, the players will compete for a prize pool of $20,000,000 and the winner will be awarded, in addition to his prize pool, 550 points in the race to the FedEx Cup.
Francesco Molinari is back on the field this week, the only blue player in the field. DP World Tour – Porsche European Open The DP World Tour champions will compete in Germany for the Porsche European Open, from 1 to 4 June.
The competition, in its 40th edition, will be hosted at the Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg. The course will be played as a par 73 of 6,828 metres. This will be the sixth consecutive year that the Porsche European Open is hosted at the Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg.
The last edition was won by the Finnish Kalle Samooja, who returns to the field to defend his title. Last year he set a record, hitting a result of 8 strokes under par in the last round and winning by two strokes. This event concludes the qualifying series for the U.S.
Open: At the end of the week, the top two finishers in the mini-order of merit (not exempt for other reasons) will secure a field spot for the third Major Championship of the year at the Los Angeles Country Club, June 15-18.
Since 2015 the Porsche European Open has been moved to Germany and the hopes that the winner will be "at home" are high. The last German winner of this event was Bernhard Langer, in 1995. Fielding will be Marcel Siem, Yannik Paul, Maximilian Kieffer and Nick Bachem, all German winners who have captured titles on the DP World Tour in recent months, who hope to continue to best represent their nation.