Golf, schedules and tournaments of the week

In the week from 18 to 24 September there will be many golf tournaments to follow. Here are the ones we can't miss

by Andrea Gussoni
Golf, schedules and tournaments of the week
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In the week from 18 to 24 September there will be many golf tournaments to follow. Here are the ones we can't miss: DP World Tour – Cazoo Open de France
From 21 to 24 September, the DP World Tour returns to Le Golf National, home of the 2018 Ryder Cup in Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines in France where the 105th edition of the Cazoo Open de France will be played.

This will be the 50th edition hosted at Le Golf National. The course is a Par 71 of 6625 metres. The event, born in 1972, is the oldest National Open in continental Europe and has been part of the DP World Tour calendar since its inception.

Since its inception, the Open de France has seen 7 French triumphs. The Frenchman Marcel Dallemagne was the only player to have won this trophy three years in a row: in Saint-Germain in 1936, in Chantilly in 1937 and in Fourqueux in 1938.

In addition to French successes, the tournament boasts a long list of European champions and legends, including Major Seve Ballesteros, José María Olazábal, Sir Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer. More recently, Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Alex Noren won the tournament in 2017 and 2018 before playing a major role in the European team's victory in the 2018 Ryder Cup.

The last edition was won by the Italian Guido Migliozzi who will be on the field to defend the title obtained. Migliozzi is in good shape. He had a 13th-place finish at the Omega European Masters and a 16th-place finish at the Horizon Irish Open two weeks ago.

As this tournament is played the week before the Ryder Cup in Rome, there will be an excellent field. Among these we can mention: Robert MacIntyre who will then make his first Ryder Cup debut next week.
Danish Thorbjørn Olesen, who made his Team Europe debut in Paris five years ago.
Victor Dubuisson, the last Frenchman to play in the Ryder Cup who was part of Paul McGinley's team that triumphed in 2014 at Gleneagles.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello will return to continental Europe's oldest national Open for the first time since 2018.
Belgian player Nicolas Colsaerts will return to the scene of his 2019 triumph the week before taking up vice-captain duties at the Ryder Cup.
Two-time DP World Tour winner Aaron Rai, who captured his first Rolex Series title in Scotland in 2020, will make his third appearance at Le Golf National.
Rasmus Højgaard and Adrian Meronk, number three in the Race to Dubai, who boast seven DP World Tour titles.
Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, his colleague Victor Perez, winner of the Rolex Series and his compatriots Romain Langasque, Antoine Rozner and Alexander Levy will be part of the field.
The players in the field will compete for a prize pool of $3,250,000 and 4,250 points in the R2DR.

There will be 3 Italian players on the pitch: Guido Migliozzi, Edoardo Molinari and Renato Paratore. Challenge Tour – Swiss Challenge
The Road to Mallorca players move to France where, from 21 to 24 September, they will play the Swiss Challenge.

The competition will take place at the Golf Saint Apollinaire in Folgensbourg in France. This will be one of the decisive stages in the race towards the 20 “cards” for the DP World Tour in 2024. The tournament, in its third edition, is being played for the third consecutive year at the Golf Saint Apollinaire, PAR 72 of 6796 metres.

Golf Saint Apollinaire was designed by the famous architect Kurt Rossknecht. Each hole on the course requires a different strategy, which takes into account the numerous water obstacles and bunkers, strategically positioned to guarantee a certain difficulty even for high-level golfers.

The champions in the field will compete for a prize pool of Euro 250,000 and 2000 points in the R2M. On the field we will find most of the winners of this season, 17 among the top 20 in the current Money List, among these we can mention: such as the Frenchman Martin Couvra who recently turned professional, Casey Jarvis, Sam Hutsby, Jesper Svensson, Benjamin Follett- Smith and Ricardo Gouveia.

Representing the blue colors there will be 7 players: Lorenzo Scalise, Matteo Manassero, Andrea Pavan, Gregorio De Leo, Aron Zemmer, Filippo Celli and Giovanni Manzoni.