Important update on planning for the 2021 ASI Scottish Open.
Scottish Open, statement
"We are cautiously optimistic about the return of some fans to our events later this year when it is safe to do so. We will continue to follow the latest Scottish Government guidance in this respect.
To be the first to hear news regarding the sale of tickets for this year’s event, you can now register your interest for event and ticket news" Two years after his last victory, Francesco Molinari dreams of returning to success in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the PGA Tour golf tournament scheduled from tomorrow to Sunday (March 4-7) in Orlando.
In Florida, where he won in 2019 thanks to a great comeback in the final lap, Chicco Molinari aims to return to the circle of winners. In 2020 at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, where in 7 appearances he collected one victory and three top 10, the Piedmontese for a back injury arrived at the last moment was unable to defend the title - canceling himself from the field - then won by the British Tyrrell Hatton who wore the famous "red cardigan" symbol of an event dedicated to the legend Arnold Palmer.
After three placings among the top ten in the first four appearances of 2021 (not since 2019) the blue is called to confirm his good form. And the circumstances also appear to be favorable. In Florida he will miss the whole Top 5 of the world ranking with Dustin Johnson (the king of men's golf), Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele who will not be in the game.
Among the big names, in addition to Hatton (sixth in the ranking) there are Rory McIlroy (eighth in the world and winner of the competition in 2018) and Patrick Reed (ninth). In the field there is also the Californian Bryson DeChambeau, a great protagonist in 2020 and among the disappointments of this first part of the season.
In Orlando also an opportunity for the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, runner up at the WGC-Concession (won by Morikawa) and now in second place in the FedEx Cup. The Arnold Palmer in 2020 was the last tournament completed before Covid's 3-month hiatus at the end of the first round of The Players Championship. The competition will offer a prize pool of $ 9,300,000.