Golf, time for the last two events of the year

The last two events of the year in the world of professional golf will take place from 11 to 17 December, as all Tours will only resume after the Christmas holidays in 2024

by Andrea Gussoni
Golf, time for the last two events of the year
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The last two events of the year in the world of professional golf will take place from 11 to 17 December, as all Tours will only resume after the Christmas holidays in 2024. The PNC Championship, the famous Scramble tournament (Louisiana) between 20 champions and a member of their family, will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December.

The playing field, with a length of 6,500 meters and a Par 72, features generous landing areas, wide fairways and strategically positioned obstacles.

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Among the great protagonists of the tournament, we will be able to see Tiger Woods with his 14-year-old son Charlie, who will participate for the fourth time and who in the past achieved an excellent second place.

Also competing will be Steve Stricker, winner of three Senior Majors last season, who will make his debut in the tournament together with his daughter Izzi, a high school champion in Wisconsin. Stricker has already won six times on the PGA TOUR Champions this year and finished second five times.

In addition to the aforementioned Woods and Stricker, there will be other big names from the world of golf in Orlando. Defending champions Vijay Singh and son Qass teamed up again at this event for the 16th time, managing to win and become the first pair to have two rounds under 60 in the tournament.

Vijay Singh earned a victory on the PGA Tour Champions this year, once again proving himself as a top-level player. John Daly and his son, John Daly II, set a new PNC winning scoring record in 2021, showing they have what it takes to win with skill and determination.

LPGA Tour superstar Nelly Korda joins her father Petr in this tournament, after placing fifth last year. Last week Nelly Korda demonstrated her talent playing with Tony Finau at the Grant Thornton Invitational. Women's golf legend Annika Sorenstam returns to PNC with son Will McGee.

Will was just 11 years old last year in his tournament debut, becoming the youngest participant in the event's history. Although she is still young, Annika Sorenstam once again shows her talent and skill at this level of competition.

Padraig Harrington is hoping to improve on her fourth-place finish last year. This year, Padraig will play with her youngest son, Ciaran, who, despite his young age, proves he is ready for this type of challenge. Padraig Harrington has already won twice on the PGA Tour Champions this year, demonstrating a high level of play.

Stewart Cink and his son Reagan have shared precious moments together on the golf course in recent years, with the young Reagan as his caddy during his father's resurgent career. Thanks to their collaboration, the duo achieved two important victories.

Stewart Cink, who reached the milestone of 50 years in May, made his debut on the PGA Champions tour and immediately finished third. Justin Thomas also decided to play with his father, Mike, after achieving victory in this same event in 2020.

The champion recently placed third at the Hero World Challenge. Lee Trevino, now 84 years old, will continue to write his history in golf as the only player ever to have taken part in all editions of the PNC Championship, supported by his son Daniel.

Matt Kuchar, the only golfer to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs every year since he was born in 2007, will play again with his oldest son, Cameron. The tournament will see the participation of illustrious champions and iconic figures from the world of golf.

Bernhard Langer will take the field with his son Jason, David Duval will be joined by his son Brady, Nick Faldo will compete with his son Matthew, Tom Lehman will play with his son Sean and Justin Leonard with his son Luke.

Mark O'Meara will join his son Shaun, Jim Furyk with his son Tanner, Nick Price with his son Greg and Retief and Leo Goosen who will return for the first time since 2019. It will be a highly anticipated tournament, in which the champions will compete for a prestigious prize pool of $1,085,000.

Don't miss the opportunity to follow the most anticipated sporting event of the weekend: the DP World Tour - AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. Thanks to the acquisition of the broadcast rights, it will be possible to enjoy the emotions of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December via DISCOVERY+ and EUROSPORT, with the expert narration of Alessandro Bellicini and Nicolò Pomponi.

The tournament, co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and the Sunshine Tour, will take place at the magnificent Heritage La Réserve Golf Links course at Heritage Bel Ombre in Mauritius. It is the first and only "contemporary links" in the Indian Ocean, co-designed by Major champion Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Matkovich. The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open represents a unique opportunity for golf enthusiasts, who