Genesis Scottish Open with Francesco Molinari

In North Berwick, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, world number 2, one of the most anticipated stars of the competition, will defend the title won in 2023

by Andrea Gussoni
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Genesis Scottish Open with Francesco Molinari
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The Genesis Scottish Open with Francesco Molinari, Guido Migliozzi and Matteo Manassero competing in North Berwick from tomorrow to Sunday 14 July in the second seasonal event of the Rolex Series of the DP World Tour also included in the PGA Tour calendar.

And then, in the same days, the Isco Championship (DP World Tour and PGA Tour), with six Italians on the field in Kentucky (USA): Edoardo Molinari, Filippo Celli, Renato Paratore, Andrea Pavan, Francesco Laporta and Lorenzo Scalise.

The show is double this week and the events precede The Open, the fourth and final Major of 2024 scheduled from 18 to 21 July in Scotland.

The Genesis Scottish Open, schedule

In North Berwick, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, world number 2, one of the most anticipated stars of the competition, will defend the title won in 2023.

With him, among the big names, also 12 others among the best 20 players in the world such as, among others , Xander Schauffele (third and winner in 2022), Wyndham Clark, Collin Morikawa, Ludvig Aberg and Victor Hovland. The prize pool is 9,000,000 dollars, of which 1,575,000 will go to the winner.

For Migliozzi and Manassero, the two Italians qualified for the Paris Games, also in view of The Open, the Scottish Open will be an important test. For the first time since January, Francesco Molinari is preparing to return to play in Europe.

In Nicholasville, in the United States, in the tournament born in 2015, now in its ninth edition, the Italians in the field will try to win the last place for The Open. In an event that will guarantee 4,000,000 dollars in prize money, of which 720,000 will go to the champion.

Francesco Molinari is an Italian golfer. He is the younger brother of Edoardo Molinari. On 22 July 2018 he entered the history of Italian golf by becoming the first Italian to have won a major tournament with the victory of the 147th British Open.[2] On 18 November 2018 he won the Race to Dubai and became the first Italian in the history of golf to win the prize of best European player.[3] He entered the history of world golf during the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup held in France in 2018, becoming the first player to win 5 matches out of 5 bringing as many points to the European team, and he also scored the last point which gave the trophy to the hosts, defeating the world famous champion Phil Mickelson in a one-sided match.

His collaboration with the English player Tommy Fleetwood, a very famous couple who remained unbeaten in all their matches, will also remain in history.

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