Franco Chimenti: "Olympics, Italy protagonist"

"In 2024 there will be at least 7 Azzurri on the DP World Tour. In addition to the Molinari brothers and Migliozzi, here is the return of Manassero, Laporta, Pavan and Scalise"

by Andrea Gussoni
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Franco Chimenti: "Olympics, Italy protagonist"
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"In 2024 there will be at least 7 Azzurri on the DP World Tour. In addition to the Molinari brothers and Migliozzi, here is the return of Manassero, Laporta, Pavan and Scalise. And it's not over yet. Furthermore, in the women's field we will certainly have a proette again, Roberta Liti, on the LPGA Tour, the most important circuit in the world.

After the first Italian Ryder Cup, we celebrate a new success that arrives less than 9 months before the start of the Olympics." This is how Franco Chimenti, president of the Italian Golf Federation, comments on the return of Manassero, Scalise, Laporta and Pavan to the DP World Tour.

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"At Le Golf National in Paris - added Chimenti - which will host the men's and women's competitions, we have always achieved great results. First with Francesco Molinari who, at the 2018 Ryder Cup, dragged team Europe to triumph by winning all five matches.

Always on that path, Migliozzi won the French Open in 2022 immediately after the exploits of the young Bovari, Celli and Florioli, capable of imposing themselves, for the first time in the history of Italian golf, in the world team championship for amateurs In Paris I also expect a lot from the Italian women, because the women's movement is growing strongly.

I'm sure of it: Italgolf will be the protagonist at the next Olympics." Born in Negrar di Valpolicella, in the province of Verona, on 19 April 1993, Matteo Manassero began playing golf at the age of 3 and a half[2] at the Villafranca Golf Club.

In 1998 he moved to the Gardagolf Country Club in Soiano del Lago (BS) coached by Franco Maestroni; one of the first to notice him and talk about him is the television journalist Germano Mosconi, who became known in the 2000s in the world of the Internet following the publication of videos of his angry reactions to unexpected events off-air while hosting the broadcaster's information programs local Telenuovo.

He currently trains and lives at the Monticello Golf Club (near Como) and is followed by Alberto Binaghi. In 2009, at just 16 years old, he won the British Amateur Championship[3], one of the two Majors for amateurs. With this victory Matteo establishes the record of youngest winner of the tournament and first Italian, guaranteeing himself an invitation to two Majors: the Open Championship and The Masters.

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