Golf week schedules and tournaments

For the week of September 19-25, here are the golf events not to be missed.

golf schedule

Challenge Tour – Swiss Challenge
From September 22-25, the Mallorca Road Champions travel to Volgensburg, France, for the Swiss Challenge.

The tournament, in its second edition, is being held for the second year in a row at Golf Saint Apollinaire, PAR 72 over an area of ​​6796 metres. On the pitch will be Alejandro del Rey, who made history in professional golf for the Swiss Challenge last year, having completed the second round in 58 strokes, the lowest score ever recorded on the field and at DP World. a trip.

The Spanish champion joins the group of few to make 58 tours of the most important tours, including Jim Furyk (PGA Tour, 2016) and Stephan Jäger (Korn Ferry Tour, 2016). Golf Saint Apollinaire was designed by the famous architect Kurt Rossknecht.

Each hole on the course requires a different strategy, which takes into account many water obstacles and bunkers, and is strategically placed to ensure a certain difficulty even for the most advanced golfers. Last year’s event saw Denmark’s Markus Heiligkeld win his second win of the season on the Challenge Tour.

Helligkilde went on to claim his third victory in the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final and also took the lead in the Road to Mallorca standings. Current Route to Mallorca #1 Alexandre Knabe appears to be the favourite and aims for an automatic promotion to the DP World Tour with his third win of the season in the Swiss Challenge.

There will be five Blues on the field: Stefano Mazzoli, Giulio Castagnara, Lorenzo Scales, Matteo Manaeiro and Aaron Zimmer. At the time of writing, Filippo Bergamaschi is on the waiting list. DP World Tour – Cazo Open de France
From September 22-25, the DP World Tour returns to Le Golf National, home of the 2018 Ryder Cup, for the 104th edition of the French Open, after a two-year absence from the tour calendar.

The event, which was born in 1972, is the oldest open national championship in continental Europe. It returns to the European Tour calendar after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. Since its inception, the French Open has seen 7 French victories.

The inaugural edition was won by Arno Masi, followed in 2011 by six-time DP World Tour champion Thomas Levitt, who will be on the court this week. French Marcel Dalemani was the only player to win this trophy three years in a row: at Saint-Germain in 1936, Chantilly in 1937, and Vorquex in 1938.

The defending champion is Nicholas Colsaerts, who in 2019 ended seven years of not winning with a thrilling victory. The 2012 Ryder Cup star will be on the field after making a major recovery from a rare kidney disease diagnosed late last year.

“It is a championship and a place that has always been close to my heart. Winning in 2019 was very special and it will be very interesting to be in first place as a former champion.” 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn will be on the field this week alongside Thorbjørn Olesen, who has fond memories of beating Jordan Spieth.

In the entry list we also see the Danes Rasmus and Nikolai Hoggard, who will try to increase their victories and raise hopes of a debut for next year’s Ryder Cup in Rome. Last week, at the DS Car 79 Italian Open, Robert McIntyre expressed his intentions and hopes for the 2023 Ryder Cup, thanks to his victory on the first hole of the qualifier against US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.

The field will also see French champions: Victor Perez, who returned from third place last week and after winning his second Dutch Open title in June. He also has teammates Antoine Rosner and Matthew Pavon, two-time European Tour winners, having a good season and motivated to get a good result to qualify for the end-of-season tournament in November.

With seven tournaments still to be played before the DP World Championships (November 17-20) and players will have to try to reach the top 50 in the rankings, the challenge will become increasingly difficult. Also in the field are three of the DP World Tour’s Top 10 Rankings: Ryan Fox, Adrian Myronk and Thurston Lawrence, along with Masters champion Patrick Reed.

There are five types of blues on the field: Guido Migliosi, Francesco Laporta, Eduardo Molinari, Renato Baratore and Lorenzo Gagli. At the time of writing, Lorenzo Scalise is on the waiting list. We will be able to watch them carefully and cheer for them, September 22-25, on GOLFTV / DISCOVERY + and EUROSPORT, with comments by Marco Durante and Maurizio Trezzi on the following programmes:

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