After the triumph experienced as European vice-captains at the Ryder Cup in Rome, the two Molinari brothers, Francesco and Edoardo, return to the green for the ninth edition of the Andalucia Masters, in which a third Italian, Guido Migliozzi, also participates.
The DP World Tour tournament, scheduled from 19 to 22 October in Spain, will not be played, as per tradition, at the Real Club Valderrama, but at the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, in San Roque, also in Andalusia. The change of venue became necessary after Valderrama, where the 1997 Ryder Cup was played (the first in continental Europe), has now become a course that hosts LIV Golf events: the Arab Super League.
Andalucia Masters, results
The Italians are looking for a prestigious result in the third to last qualifying event for the DP World Tour Championship, the last act of the season which, from 16 to 19 November in the United Arab Emirates, will see the Top 50 of the "Race" compete for the scepter of best player on the highest continental circuit to Dubai", the order of merit of the DP World Tour.
The winner will earn 710 points, therefore gaining fundamental spoils in view of the Dubai event. Currently, Migliozzi occupies the 91st position in the money list, while Edo Molinari is 102nd ahead of his brother Francesco, 135th.
Several champions competing. Directly from the United States, Matt Kuchar and Wyndham Clark. The former, now 45 years old, boasts 18 titles on the PGA Tour and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The latter, Major champion (he won the US Open this year), is fresh from defeat in the Ryder Cup where he was part of the USA team.
Among the European vice-captains, with the Molinari there will also be the Danish Thomas Bjorn. There will also be room for the Scot Robert MacIntyre, who played and won as a protagonist, with the Old Continent, the Italian Ryder.
The Spaniard Adrian Otaegui will defend the title and will aim for an encore at home. The competition will offer 3,750,000 dollars as a prize and the competitors will take to the court with a black ribbon on their arm to remember Ivor Robson, historic voice of The Open and the DP World Tour, who passed away at the age of 83.